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Nursing Assistant Gets Change of Physician, Additional Treatment, 7% Impairment Rating

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 0

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured nursing assistant was entitled to a change of physician, additional medical treatment and a 7% impairment rating. Chelsea Otis worked for the North Hills Surgery Center as a certified nursing assistant. She injured her back in December 2015 while prepping a patient for surgery. Otis reported the injury right away, and North Hills accepted it as compensable. Otis initially saw Dr. Konstantin Berestnev, an occupational medicine specialist. After a magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a broad-based disc bulge at L4-5, Berestnev refer...

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