Opinion FlashJanuary 24, 2002
Volume 8 Number 015
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Howard H. Vogel
KAMEL AL-ABES v. FRICTION MASTER, L.P., et al. Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Michael C. Skouteris, Ted S. Angelakis and William Bruce, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kamel Al-Abes. Archie Sanders, III, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellees, Friction Master, L.P., et al. Judge: LAFFERTY First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated S 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the Supreme Court findings of fact and conclusions of law. Plaintiff presents three appellate issues: (1) Whether the findings of the trial court were contrary to the preponderance of the evidence; (2) whether the trial court erred in denying Plaintiff future medical care; and (3) whether the trial court erred in denying Plaintiff discretionary costs. After a review of the entire record, the Panel concludes that the judgment of the trial court on the award of fifteen percent (15%) permanent disability is affirmed. However, we reverse the trial court's judgment's denial of future medical care and denial of certain discretionary costs. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/aiabesk.wpd
PATRICIA DAISY COLEMAN v. TOWER AUTOMOTIVE, et al. Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Deana C. Seymour, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellants, Tower Automotive and Lumbermen's Mutual Casualty Company. Donald E. Parish, Huntingdon, Tennessee, for the appellee, Patricia Daisy Coleman. Judge: LOSER First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. S 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law. In this appeal, the employer-appellant contends the award of permanent partial disability benefits based on 35 percent to the body as a whole is excessive. As discussed below, the panel concludes the judgment should be affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/colemanpatricia.wpd
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