A major division of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Saved the client in excess of $150,000.00 by having the judge deny multiple Claim Petitions of the claimant. The claimant filed multiple claims for injuries to both of her shoulders. In addition, to the judge filing for indemnity benefits, the claimant also had multiple surgeries to her shoulders which were being claimed as part of the work injury. With the judge denying all three of the claimant's petitions, the client was not responsible for the payment of any wage loss benefits or for any of the bills related to the claimant's surgeries.
We were able to show the judge that the claimant did not sustain any type of specific injury to either of her shoulders. We then proved to the judge that the claimant's job duties did not cause the type of strain on the shoulders that would cause the type of injuries that the claimant had to her shoulders. This was proven through cross examination of the claimant, and through several employer witnesses.
We also proved to the judge that the claimant had pre-existing shoulder problems.
Finally, through cross examination of the claimant's medical expert, we showed that he was not aware of the claimant's complete history, and, therefore, his opinions were based upon an inaccurate history.