carry more than 25 pounds, though the reason was not given.
Dr. J. C. Carr, plaintiff's treating physician after the accident, submitted a report dated December 16, 1980. He found continued headaches, pain and neck stiffness. Plaintiff showed multiple fine tremors. Romberg's sign was moderately positive. There was tenderness and muscle guarding of the neck, and tenderness over C-3 and 4. Neck motion was limited. Carr opined that there would be some permanent damage to the neck and nervous system. Plaintiff had made some 27 office visits to Carr between November 1979 and March 1980.
On December 22, 1981 Dr. Somberg performed a neurological examination at the request of defendant. The doctor found no limitation of motion of the cervical or lumbar spine, but did not elaborate beyond stating that plaintiff could touch his toes. Other than diminished sensation over the left half of the body, plaintiff showed no other abnormalities.
Dr. Pollock conducted a neuropsychiatric examination on June 24, 1982. Plaintiff complained of coughing, chest pains, back and neck pain, etc. The doctor found hyperactive deep tendon reflexes, tremors, depression of corneal and pharyngeal reflexes, and a positive Romberg test. He diagnosed "neurological residuals of exposure to noxious fumes and dust and loud noise, also sciatic neuritis, and traumatic anxiety psychoneurosis, attributable to exposure at work."
He estimated "permanent neuropsychiatric disability to be 25% of partial total."
Dr. Scannapiego, an ophthalmologist, examined plaintiff on June 28, 1982. He found chronic conjunctivitis, blepharitis and pingueculas of both eyes.
On June 28, 1982, Dr. Ghander, a specialist in otorhinolaryngology, examined plaintiff. He found a 35% hearing impairment, tinnitus, rhinosinusitis, and nasopharyngitis. He estimated a 7 1/2% permanent partial total disability.
Dr. Hermele examined plaintiff on July 12, 1982. He found bronchovascular markings in the lower lung fields, extending outward with diffuse fibrosis and fibronodularities scattered throughout the mid and lower lung fields. He also found increased heart size and hilar vascular markings. The diagnosis was chronic bronchitis and pneumoconiosis, hypertension, and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. (Blood pressure was 150/100).
Dr. Dyer, a psychologist, examined plaintiff on November 8, 1982. He found as follows:
The severe angulation problems, perceptual rotations, fragmentations, and other gross distortions observed in this subject's Bender Gestalt Test record are suggestive of a very severe visual-motor integration problem associated with mental retardation, organic brain damage, or both conditions. The anxious overworking of dots, bizarre distortions, and compression of all figures into the upper left quadrant of the page were also suggestive of an emotional disorder. Total testing time was significantly above average at 10 1/2 minutes.