SAMUEL STALLION V. TRUGREEN, L.P., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 2, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Charles W. Poss, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the employer-appellant, TruGreen, L.P.

Attorneys 2:

Samuel Stallion, Fayetteville, North Carolina, employee-appellee, pro se.

Judge(s): HENSLEY

At issue in this interlocutory appeal is whether the evidence presented in an expedited hearing was sufficient for the trial court to determine that the injured employee would likely prevail at trial in establishing entitlement to additional medical care for his work-related injury. The trial court concluded the employee had presented sufficient evidence and ordered the employer to provide a panel of physicians from which the employee could select a doctor to provide ongoing care. The employer has appealed, asserting the evidence was insufficient to support that conclusion. We agree and reverse the trial court’s decision and remand the case.

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