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 that the doctor chosen by E/C was not of the exact same specialty as the original and requested his own selection of provider. The JCC agreed with Claimant and found that the specialities of general surgery and orthopedic surgery were not the same. Claimant’s right to select a one time change GRANTED.

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