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Split Court Says JCC Properly Accepted Opinion of Expert Medical Adviser

Monday, October 31, 2022 | 0

A Florida appellate court ruled that a judge of compensation claims properly appointed an expert medical adviser and split on the issue of whether the judge properly accepted the physician’s opinion. Kenneth Moore worked for the City of Orlando. He suffers from hypertension, which was found to be a compensable condition in 2016. The city did not appeal the decision, so Moore filed a petition for benefits seeking payment of impairment benefits. Moore’s authorized treating physician assigned him a 10% permanent impairment rating. His independent medical examiner assigned ...

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