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Court Denies Compensability of Surgeries EMA Deemed Reasonable Treatment

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, December 29, 2017 | 969 | 0 | 26 min read

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker was not entitled to the surgeries that an expert medical adviser had counseled against, even though the adviser acknowledged that the procedures would be reasonable treatment for the worker’s injuries. Case: Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions of Florida v. Robinson, No. 1D16-5853, 12/27/2017. Facts and procedural history: Russell Robinson suffered cumulative trauma injuries to both hands and elbows while working for the City of Orlando. The city accepted his injuries as compensable. In 2016, a disagreement arose between Ro...

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