In Rhonda Wilmot v. Carpenter’s Home Estates, the employer appointed two independent medical examiners (IME) with the same provider. The claimant objected to the third IME, requesting that the employer do not use the same provider. The claimant believed that the original IME was not qualified to determine the medical necessity of a motor scooter. Their objection was sustained and the IME was excluded from evidence.
The employer claimed that the claimant did not exhaust the managed care grievance procedures, but the JCC determined otherwise. Based on evidence that proved a motor scooter was medically necessary and related to the accident, the JCC granted the claimant’s petition.
Authorization of a motor scooter GRANTED
Attorney fees GRANTED