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Nelson Roger Perez v. American Rehabilitation Medical Center, Corp. and None

In Nelson Roger Perez v. American Rehabilitation Medical Center, Corp. and None Claimant’s former counsel testified he always communicated with claimant in Spanish and the claimant had provided him with the authority to accept the settlement of $4,500 inclusive at mediation. Claimant subsequently refused to sign the settlement documents, prompting the E/C to file this …

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Sandra Warren v. Five Star Senior Living and Broadspire Services, Inc.

In Sandra Warren v. Five Star Senior Living and Broadspire Services, Inc. the E/C accepted compensability of a left knee strain, but denied continuing care following MMI for the exacerbation as not causally related. The parties offered the testimonies of their respective IMEs in support of their positions. Ultimately, the JCC accepted the opinions of …

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Holly M. Trembach v. ERMC II and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Holly M. Trembach v. ERMC II and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. finding the E/C motion for EMA appointment to be supported by the facts and without objection from the claimant, the JCC GRANTED the motion and appointed an EMA. The parties were instructed to confer and attempt to agree on the selection of an …

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Daniel O’Neill, Jr. v. Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division and Liberty Mutual Insurance

In Daniel O’Neill, Jr. v. Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division and Liberty Mutual Insurance the E/C denied the entire claim, asserting no causal relationship to claimant’s employment. Claimant requested appointment of an EMA based upon the conflicting opinions of the IME providers regarding MCC. Finding the requisite medical disagreement was present, the JCC GRANTED claimant’s …

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Timothy Sharp v. EVO Corporation and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Timothy Sharp v. EVO Corporation and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. Claimant testified at final hearing as to his job duties but was unable to conclusively attribute his pain and later diagnosed inguinal hernia to any specific incident. Based on the record before him, the JCC found no evidence that claimant had sustained an accident …

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Lorenzo Garcia v. Thomas Produce Company and Zenith Insurance Company

In Lorenzo Garcia v. Thomas Produce Company and Zenith Insurance Company in response to the pending TTD claim, the E/C defended claimant had reached MMI for his compensable rib contusion and the physician imposed “no-work” status was unrelated to the industrial injury. The JCC accepted the medical evidence establishing MMI as of June 2021. He …

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Scott Beck v. City of Tallahassee Police Department and City of Tallahassee

In Scott Beck v. City of Tallahassee Police Department and City of Tallahassee Claimant filed a notice of medical conflict regarding the issue of a permanent impairment rating. The E/C disputed that such conflict was present. Upon review of the submitted deposition testimonies, the JCC found the medical opinions were in disagreement and appointment of …

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Pellegrino Sorice v. Rayz Remodeling Inc and None

In Pellegrino Sorice v. Rayz Remodeling Inc and None the uninsured and unrepresented employer failed to attend the pre-trial conference, and as a result all defenses were stricken. At trial, the employer contended claimant was an independent contractor, while claimant countered he was engaged in the construction industry and was an employee. The JCC rejected …

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Erika Kogut v. Achieveability Therapy and Ascendant Claims Services

In Erika Kogut v. Achieveability Therapy and Ascendant Claims Services claimant moved to enforce a mediation agreement calling for the E/C authorization of an FCE. E/C responded, asserting they had already complied with the agreement. Neither the motion nor the response was verified and the respective allegations were clearly in conflict. The JCC opted not …

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