|Organization:||Department of Industrial Accidents|
|Docket Number:||DIA Board Nos. 008484-03; 034338-09; 000761-10|
- Employee: Steven Lupa
- Employer: United Parcel Service
- Self Insurer: United Parcel Service
FABRICANT, J. The employee appeals from a decision denying and dismissing his claims for §§ 34 or 35 incapacity benefits, as well as §§ 13 and 30 medical benefits, specifically bilateral knee replacements.1 The employee contends the judge mischaracterized the impartial examiner’s opinion supporting his claim regarding causal relationship and the need for medical treatment. While we agree the judge mischaracterized portions of the impartial examiner’s opinion, for reasons discussed below, we affirm the decision.