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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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Ralph Williams, Jr. v. Waste Management of Orlando and Gallagher Bassett Services

The Florida workers compensation case of Ralph Williams, Jr. v. Waste Management of Orlando and Gallagher Bassett Services regarded a violent incident between two employees. The claimant was shot in an altercation with a coworker, and was diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome and major depressive disorder without an MMI. The E/C denied compensation on …

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Teresa Jackson v. Buckhead Beef Florida / Royalty Foods and Corvel Corporation

Teresa Jackson v. Buckhead Beef Florida was the case of an injury that occurred in 2012. Teresa Jackson received medically necessary treatment with psychiatrist, Dr. Lakdawala. When the claimant moved to a new location, the E/C went through the process of finding a new psychiatrist to take over her treatment. The new psychiatrist, Dr. Thomas …

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