Q: Does a nurse practitioner,making decisions and giving MMI papers to a patient constitute negligence?
Had ACL,MCL,LCL,and level 4 break tibiial plateau surgery in February. Had knee infection surgery again in March, and again around the end of June. On July 27th,nurse practitioner gave me this paper saying I'd reached medical maximum improvement. I've been told only doctors can make that decision. Was reaching out for answers. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated...thank you
A Tennessee attorney could advise best here, but your post remains open for two weeks. Additionally, your chosen categories cover different casualty areas, where state statutes might not necessarily overlap between personal injury and workers' comp regulations. Until you are able to discuss meaningfully with a local attorney, from my experience in reading IME reports (without knowing state-specific guidelines), I observe that it is usually an MD or DO who makes the determination of MMI. But only a Tennessee attorney could offer you a precise answer based on state guidelines. Good luck
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