In 2008, Hawthorn reported to her Mission supervisors that she had hurt her back while moving a patient. According to court documents, Mission subsequently mishandled her workers' compensation claim, with "intentional disregard of information indisputably known to it." But in its April 2011 decision, the Industrial Commission denied Cawthorn's call for Mission to pay her attorney fees. The Court of Appeals ruling reverses that decision.
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