Aquilina Mujica v. San Isidro Catholic Church was a Florida workers compensation case in which the claimant received authorized medical care, and requested a one time change (OTC) of provider. The E/C defended that they did not need to provide this OTC, claiming that workers compensation law does not require second opinions. They retracted this, and made a response to the Petition for Benefits that was determined untimely and therefore removed from the case.
Though the defenses of the E/C were denounced, the claimant did not provide a sufficient burden of proof. Having been placed at MMI, claimant failed to provide medical evidence that a second opinion and OTC was necessary to their recovery.
Claim for OTC DENIED