Thibodeau v. Community Health & Counseling Services

Insurance Company

Willis of New England

Date Decided

June 20, 2014

Panel Members

Glen Goodnough

Sue Jerome

Mike Stovall


Board IME


Herniated Disc Rejected IME Contradicting Evidence

File Size

163 KB


Summary from the Troubh Heisler Attorneys

The panel affirmed the hearing officer’s decision rejecting the independent medical examiner’s opinion and finding that a compensable herniated disc injury occurred. The panel ruled that the hearing officer properly explained the reasons for rejecting the 312 IME opinion, and recited the evidence that contradicted it, including the opinions of two treating neurosurgeons and the section 207 examiner retained by the employer.

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