Partial Disability For Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

In Blevins v. Smyth County Vocational School, VWC File No. 185-57-17 (July 1, 1998), the claimant suffered from hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The claimant's treating physician opined that the claimant was "not disabled and has the capacity to do any other job in which such exposure would not be required." The physician further stated that the claimant "has been suffering from recurrent bouts of hypersensitivity pneumonitis related to exposure to work place allergens to which he has been sensitized. With removal of that exposure his hypersensitivity has resolved." The commission found, based on the physician's report, that the claimant was partially disabled.