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Calvin Sakariyawo v. Best Buy Co. Inc. and Sedgwick CMS, XL Specialty Insurance Company

In Calvin Sakariyawo v. Best Buy Co. Inc. and Sedgwick CMS, XL Specialty Insurance Company the E/C argued that claimant failed to provide timely notice of two IME selections and moved for summary final order on the pending petitions wherein claimant sought payment for the two IMEs. The JCC found based on the evidence presented …

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Patricia Lascala v. Dollar General and Dollar General Corporation

In Patricia Lascala v. Dollar General and Dollar General Corporation a conflict regarding the need for a peripheral nerve stimulator and a psychiatric evaluation were in conflict. E/C filed a Motion for EMA appointment and the JCC found the facts to b was stated and the disagreement between the health care providers was sufficient to …

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Walter Roman v. Current Builders Construction Services and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Walter Roman v. Current Builders Construction Services and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. Pursuant to the motion for EMA appointment and the medical evidence submitted therewith, the JCC determined that there was a medical opinion conflict present and an appointment of an EMA was warranted. The Claimant objected and the JCC found that the claimant’s …

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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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Phillip Lakin v. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund

In Phillip Lakin v. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund the Claimant was unsuccessful at trial and on appeal regarding his cardiac related claims. The E/C sought to recover taxable costs which included IME and EMA fees. The JCC addressed the individual items to which the claimant objected. The JCC overruled …

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Yolanda Diaz v. Lakeland Fast Food Services and Retailfirst Insurance Company, Summit

In Yolanda Diaz v. Lakeland Fast Food Services and Retailfirst Insurance Company, Summit fee entitlement an amount were at issue. Claimant’s IME recommended surgery which was then performed but not the exact procedure that was recommended. The E/C denied fee entitlement stating that the procedure was the result of additional testing ordered by the authorized …

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