On the (very full) docket are:
- Johnston v. Sisken Steel & Supply Co.: The Employer is challenging medical causation and an award of permanent total disability benefits in an occupational disease case after a compensation hearing.
- Mollica v. EHHI Holdings, Inc.: The employer seeks review of an expedited hearing order granting medical benefits for an alleged mental injury and awarding payment of past medical and temporary total disability benefits.
- Nickerson v. Knox Cnty. Gov’t: The employer seeks review of a denial of summary judgment in an alleged mental injury case where the employer argued the case is time-barred.
- Hudgins v. Global Personnel Solutions, Inc.: The employer contests the propriety of an order granting addition medical benefits and temporary disability benefits, where the physician wrote that the worker’s condition “possibly” arose from the work injury.
- Barnes v. Jack Cooper Transp. Co.: The employer appeals an expedited hearing order for medical benefits, where the trial court found the authorized physician’s causation opinion wasn’t entitled to a statutory presumption of correctness because the worker selected him from a panel of two remaining physicians after the first physician he chose declined to see him.
- Ibarra v. Amazon Fulfillment Servs.: The employer challenges an expedited hearing order concluding that the worker satisfied the notice requirements and sustained a gradual injury identifiable by time and place, and that the authorized treating physician didn’t offer an opinion on medical causation.
The arguments will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. We plan to post an article summarizing the arguments afterward.