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Employer Can Challenge Decision Due to Worker's Delay in Seeing SMO Doctor

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 278 | 0 | 58 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could challenge a decision by the Office of Workers’ Compensation on the basis that it was rendered before the worker saw the doctor selected by the employer. Case: Greene v. Town of Lake Arthur, No. 19-232, 01/01/2020, published.   Facts and procedural history: Michael Greene worked for the Town of Lake Arthur. He suffered injuries while at work in September 2008. Greene filed a workers’ compensation claim, which was dismissed without prejudice in December 2017. In March 2018, Greene's treating physician, Dr. Mark McD...

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