Charlotte, NC asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: Workers Comp. Sent to IME. Findings Assessment was PTD. No Lifting Over 5 lbs. Do this Prove Injury?

IME Wrote this Patient has Proven with MRI and It Report that He Brought to the IME Exam. He has Cervical Stenosis and have Multiple Herniated Cervical Disc's with Significant Spinal Cord Compression. And Also Severe Foramina Stenosis. What Should Come Next After this Ruling?

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Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: We no longer have Independent Medical Evaluators in California. This question is tagged as being on California Law but lists you in Charlotte NC so perhaps you are mixing North Carolina law. In California, the WCAB Judge looks at just the two reports: The Qualified Medical Evaluator and the MPN Treating PHysician report. So if there is some finding upon which you wish a Judge to make an order, you have the burden to get that medical evidence to either the QME or Treating PHysician, and have the QME or the Treating Doctor write a supplemental report about what was found.

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