Court: Pennsylvania Workers. Compensation Office of Adjudication
Judge: The Honorable Sarah Makin
Case Type: Termination Petition in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Philadelphia, Pa.
Caption: Beth Volio v. Pennsylvania Hospital of the Univ. of Pa. Health System
Index No.: DSP-7948521-2
Decision Date: January 25, 2021
Decision: Workers Compensation Judge Grants Employer’s Termination Petition
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In Volio v. Pennsylvania hospital of the University of Pennsylvania health system, PMT Partner Laurie Carroll represented the employer. The claimant claimed that she was unable to work due to a work-related injury. By being aggressive, Laurie was able to limit the description of the injury to CMC joint arthritis. We then filed a petition to terminate the employee’s entitlement to future wage loss and medical benefits. She used an independent medical examiner’s opinion that the claimant had made a full recovery and critically used surveillance evidence showing the employee’s physical abilities as she worked one day per week as a bartender. The surveillance was instrumental because it showed the employee moving her right hand and upper extremity fluidly with no functional or physical impairment. Laurie obtained a critical concession from the employee’s treating physician that the employee’s work-related injury had resolved since surgery removed the CMC joint. The worker’s compensation judge agreed with Laurie’s position and terminated the employee’s entitlement to future wage loss and medical benefits for this injury.
PMT’s comprehensive strategy and aggressive execution was the difference in this litigation. Let us show you how PMT can give you the total package.
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