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Judge Can't Ignore EMA's Conclusions in Written Report

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 635 | 0 | 0 min read

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not issue an award that was consistent with some of an expert medical adviser’s ambiguous deposition testimony but conflicted with the written report. Case: Baycare Home Care Medical Supply v. Santiago, No. 1D16-845, 06/27/2017, published. Facts: Anibal Santiago filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging he had injured his neck while at work in August 2013. Multiple doctors examined Santiago, and several came to the conclusion that the neck injury resulted from a pre-existing degenerative con...

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