McMullin v. Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise, 060217 MSWC, 15 02154-P-3186-B

Docket Nº:MWCC 15 02154-P-3186-B
Case Date:June 02, 2017
Court:Mississippi
 
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ALICE G. MCMULLIN CLAIMANT
v.
CHOCTAW RESORT DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE EMPLOYER
AND
SAFETY NATIONAL CASUALTY CORPORATION CARRIER
MWCC No. 15 02154-P-3186-B
Mississippi Workers Compensation Decisions
Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission
June 2, 2017
          ORDER FOR INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALULATION           LINDA A. THOMPSON, ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE.          This matter came on for hearing on May 15, 2017, and after review of the Commission file and hearing arguments of counsel, this Administrative Judge finds an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) of the claimant would be helpful in this matter. The claimant, therefore, shall undergo a comprehensive evaluation of her condition by Dr. Jeff Kennedy, Capital Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, 290 E Layfair Drive, Suite A, Flowood, Mississippi, 39232, telephone number (601) 987-8200.          This Administrative Judge requests that Dr. Kennedy examine the claimant thoroughly, evaluate her medical condition, and advise the Commission about the claimant's current medical state, including, but not limited to, whether the claimant's work-related injury of February 28, 2015, was a significant contributing factor to the claimant's need for a total knee replacement. This Administrative Judge further requests that Dr. Kennedy address any other issue he believes relevant in the matter.          IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED:          1) Employer and carrier shall furnish the claimant a thorough examination and evaluation by Dr. Jeff Kennedy at the earliest date and time convenient to Dr. Kennedy and the claimant, including any diagnostic studies and tests deemed necessary by Dr. Kennedy;          2) Dr. Kennedy may consider this order proper authorization to consult with other physicians or medical providers, where such...

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