Thibodeau v. Community Health & Counseling Services
Willis of New England
June 20, 2014
Herniated Disc Rejected IME Contradicting Evidence
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.