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Tomas Ortega v. Amerit Fleet Solutions Inc and Corvel Corporation

In Tomas Ortega v. Amerit Fleet Solutions Inc and Corvel Corporation the Claimant requests a one-time change in his treating physicians for his back injury. The E/C argues that Claimant is not entitled to a change in physicians per his continued non-compliance with the court’s order on costs and his sworn testimony to pay same. …

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Bernard Smalls v. Comcast Corporation and Helmsman Mgmt Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance

In Bernard Smalls v. Comcast Corporation and Helmsman Mgmt Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance the issue is the identity of the one-time change provider. The request for a one time change was made on 9/3/20 the issue is when the request was received. The E/C argues that it was not received until 9/9/20. The five-day mail …

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Maria Ayala v. Skampa Painting & Renovating Inc and CCMSI

In Maria Ayala v. Skampa Painting & Renovating Inc and CCMSI the Claimant is seeking an orthodontic night guard designed to produce her with some relief of jaw pain cause by her compensable injury. The E/C authorized an orthodontist and a night guard but didn’t actually provide the night guard because there was an issue …

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Norman Evans v. Vets USA II, Inc. and Amtrust North America of Florida, Technology Insurance Company

In Norman Evans v. Vets USA II, Inc. and Amtrust North America of Florida, Technology Insurance Company the Claimant is requesting a follow up appointment with an authorized provider and payment of a medical bill. The E/C defends the issues on the defense of major contributing cause, failure to provide timely notice of alleged accident, …

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Yeimy Mora Abreu v. B&A Gourmet Foods, LLC and Hartford Casualty Insurance Company

In Yeimy Mora Abreu v. B&A Gourmet Foods, LLC and Hartford Casualty Insurance Company the Claimant submitted a request for a one time change of physician. The E/C authorized the one time change and provided a doctor who was board certified in orthopedic surgery with a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery. Claimant argued …

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Benigno Landero v. Tri-Choice Services, Inc. and Federated Mutual Insurance

In Benigno Landero v. Tri-Choice Services, Inc. and Federated Mutual Insurance the claimant suffered a compensable injury while working for the employer. The claimant was not satisfied with the care received and requested a change in physician from E/C. Claimant was then advised that he must request a one-time change in writing. The employer prepared …

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Mary Kathleen Lynn v. American Airlines Group and Sedgwick CMS

In Mary Kathleen Lynn v. American Airlines Group and Sedgwick CMS Claimant petitioned for authorization of an orthopedic surgeon as an alternate physician. Claimant contends the carrier unreasonably delayed the provision of an alternate physician and therefore has the right to select the orthopedic surgeon. E/C argues that they timely offered a one-time change of …

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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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Wilmer Hernandez Perez v. Seacrest Services, Inc. and Travelers Insurance

In Wilmer Hernandez Perez v. Seacrest Services, Inc. and Travelers Insurance the Claimant injured his hand and shoulder. The Claimant petitioned for a one time change of doctor to Dr. Richard Weiner. The E/C argued that the petition for benefits filed was non-specified as to the body parts or physician for which the change was …

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Christopher S. Winters v. Gemlawn and Landscaping, Inc. and United Wisconsin Insurance Company, Next Level Administrators, LLC

In Christopher S. Winters v. Gemlawn and Landscaping, Inc. and United Wisconsin Insurance Company, Next Level Administrators, LLC a prior hearing was held and the final compensation order showed that claimant had sustained a temporary exacerbation of preexisting conditions and no further care was needed. Claimant now petitions for a one time change of physician. …

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