CARLA WRIGHT V. COOKEVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 8, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Fredrick R. Baker, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the employer-appellant, Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Attorneys 2:

Kelly R. Williams, Livingston, Tennessee, for the employee-appellee, Carla Wright.

Judge(s): DAVIDSON

This appeal involves an employer’s challenge to the trial court’s grant of a motion to continue the trial date to enable the employee to take additional expert medical testimony. On the eve of trial, the employee argued that she needed an opportunity to re-depose a treating physician in light of the employer’s misrepresentation defense, which was one of numerous defenses asserted by the employer. The trial court granted the employee’s request to continue the trial date, which the employer contends on appeal amounts to an abuse of discretion. We find no error and remand the case.

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