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Jose Ramon Nunez v. RC Home Showcase

Jose Ramon Nunez v. RC Home Showcase was a Miami workers’ compensation case regarding temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits and the date of maximum medical improvement (MMI). An expert medical examiner (EMA) was appointed to determine the disputed MMI of the claimant. The claimant’s Daubert objection was overruled, but the EMA’s opinion regarding the major …

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Samantha Hess v. Circle K

In the Orlando workers’ compensation case of Samantha Hess v. Circle K, the E/C objected to the designated expert medical advisor (EMA) due to bias.  They requested a different EMA, but were rejected. Employer’s objection SUSTAINED The 440 Authority

Edwin Bates v. Department of Corrections

The Lakeland workers’ compensation case of Edwin Bates v. Department of Corrections concerned a claimant’s heart attack. Medical care and temporary total disability (TTD) benefits were granted, and the claimant underwent treatment before being placed at maximum medical improvement (MMI). The claimant attempted to claim compensation for a psychiatric condition resulting from the accident but …

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Jessica Shultz v. Nike

In the final hearing of Florida workers compensation case Jessica Shultz v. Nike, an Expert Medical Advisor (EMA) was appointed to determine whether the claimant was entitled to psychiatric care. The EMA diagnosed the claimant with Adjustment Disorder, but these claims were considered unsolicited. Two Independent Medical Examiners (IME) evaluated and provided reports on the …

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Rodrigo Camacho v. Kim’s Painting/Norguard, NV Acquisition Mgmt, Epic Development

The case of Rodrigo Camacho involved three different E/C’s; Kim’s Painting/Norguard (E/C#1), NV Acquisition Management(E/C#2) and Epic Development(E/C#3). The site of the accident was owned by E/C#2, and the Claimant was contracted by E/C#1. The claimant was classified as an employee of E/C #1 based upon Florida Statute 440.02(15)(a) and 440.02(15)(c)3. Contractors are responsible for …

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