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Ashly Potter v. Winn-Dixie Wine & Spirits and Sedgwick CMS

In Ashly Potter v. Winn-Dixie Wine & Spirits and Sedgwick CMS the E/C moved for an alternate provider suggesting that their original IME provider had refused to provide an updated evaluation. Claimant asserted the E/C had utilized their IME and were not entitled to another. The JCC determined that the doctor’s refusal to schedule an …

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Tonnette Collier v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County, FL and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Tonnette Collier v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Fl and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. the Claimant suffered a compensable injury when she fell and hit her chest. She was diagnosed with pleural effusion (fluid on hr lungs) which was drained in the hospital. There was a conflict in medical opinions regarding MCC and …

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Dominic S. Yacovella Sr. v. Enterprise Holdings and Sedgwick CMS

In Dominic S. Yacovella Sr. v. Enterprise Holdings and Sedgwick CMS E/C filed a motion to tax costs, Claimant objected to two $250 doctor conference fees. The JCC found the pre-IME conference was appropriate to the defense of the matter while the post-IME conference was not and was merely duplicative. Taxable costs ASSESSED against claimant …

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Nakisha Gilliard v. Department of Juvenile Justice and Division of Risk Management

In Nakisha Gilliard v. Department of Juvenile Justice and Division of Risk Management Claimant moved for a $2,000.00 advance for payment of an IME. No evidence was presented to show the cost of the IME so the JCC DENIED Claimant’s request for a $2,000.00 advance. Claimant appealed, but voluntarily dismissed the appeal prior to court …

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Ellenn K. Strong v. Polk County School Board and Johns Eastern Company, Inc.

In Ellenn K. Strong v. Polk County School Board and Johns Eastern Company, Inc. Claimant’s original neurosurgical IME testified that he was not qualified to recommend specific therapies for the Claimant’s spinal cord injury. Claimant conducted a second IME with a physical medicine specialist in connection with a separate petition. The E/C moved to strike, …

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Eduardo Barrera v. Labor Finders and ESIS WC Claims

In Eduardo Barrera v. Labor Finders and ESIS WC Claims the Claimant filed a Motion for Advance of Compensation Benefits. The claim for determination at the hearing was whether the Claimant is entitled to a $1,000.00 advance. The JCC found that the claimant did meet the entitlement and eligibility requirements for securing an advance for …

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Lisa Gregory v. Landry’s d/b/a Chart House – Melbourne and Corvel Corporation

In Lisa Gregory v. Landry’s d/b/a Chart House – Melbourne and Corvel Corporation the Claimant requested an appointment with an EMA seven days prior to final hearing. E/C argued that the evidence did not show any disagreement in opinion requiring an EMA as Claimant did not submit the E/C IME opinions by way of deposition …

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Eduardo Manso v. Southeast Personnel Leasing, Inc. and Packard Claims Administration

In Eduardo Manso v. Southeast Personnel Leasing, Inc. and Packard Claims Administration the Claimant failed to appear for an IME appointment and the E/C seeks 50% reimbursement of the no-show fee. Furthermore, the E/C filed a motion to compel attendance at IME. The JCC found that the Claimant gave proper notice to E/C that he …

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Palm Beach County School District and Sedgwick CMS v. Frances Smith

In Palm Beach County School District and Sedgwick CMS v. Frances Smith the Claimant sought a one-time change in physician that the E/C granted. The E/C timely appointed a new treating physician. The new authorized treating physician required a payment of $800 for Claimant’s initial evaluation and treatment which exceeded the base rate provided in …

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Marquis Collins v. L & M Endeavors LLC and Amerisure Insurance

In Marquis Collins v. L&M Endeavors LLC and Amerisure Insurance the Claimant was injured while working as a solar panel installer. Claimant gave two different descriptions of his accident but with both descriptions alleges injury to his right hip. E/C argues that they accepted Claimant’s right hip injury as compensable and authorized medical care with …

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