SHAMEEKA KELLY V. REGENCY RETIREMENT VILLAGE, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 29, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Shameeka Kelly, Jackson, Tennessee, employee-appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

B. Duane Willis and Connor R. Sestak, Nashville, Tennessee, for the employer-appellee, Regency Retirement Village.

Judge(s): HENSLEY

The employee, a licensed practical nurse at a nursing home, alleged injuries to her left shoulder, neck, and low back as a result of lifting and moving residents during a fire alarm. The employer initiated medical care and provided temporary disability benefits, but, after the treating physician opined the employee’s complaints were not causally related to her employment, the employer denied further benefits. Following an expedited hearing, the trial court denied the additional benefits requested by the employee, concluding the employee had not presented sufficient medical proof to establish she would likely prevail at trial in proving she suffered a compensable injury. The employee has appealed. Having carefully reviewed the record, we affirm the trial court’s decision and remand the case for further proceedings as may be necessary.

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