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At your request I have reviewed the above-referenced matter along with the three companion files that you referenced. You asked me to review these files and the claimants proposed stipulation with the hopes of making a recommendation for further handling. Your lead case is a 09/06/2013 date of accident which has been established for the neck, right wrist, right thumb and both shoulders. The average weekly wage has been set without prejudice at $2,653.58. No awards have been made yet in this file. A finding has been made from 09/06/2013 to 05/31/2014 of no compensable lost time. In a 09/17/2013 report from Dr. Whipple the claimant was retiring. It does not appear the claimant has pressed for any awards for lost time, although he has been retired for…show more content…
Saunders as an independent medical examiner through claimant’s counsel. Dr. Saunders rendered permanency opinions with 50% of the right thumb, 24.5% of the right hand, and 47.5% right arm. He does not mention any permanent disability to the neck nor does he mention vertigo or low back symptoms. The last two conditions are not established as part of this case. You has the claimant examined by Dr. Jones on 02/03/2017. Dr. Jones does not address the issue of the claimant’s neck but renders his own opinions as to a schedule loss of use. He finds a 40% schedule loss of use of the right thumb, a 35% schedule loss of use of the right hand and 47.5% schedule loss of use of the right arm. The claimant’s counsel have proposed splitting the difference between the opinions of Dr. Saunders and Dr. Jones. They have drafted a stipulation splitting it to a 45% schedule loss of use of the right thumb, 29.57% schedule loss of use of the right hand and 48.75% schedule loss of use of the right arm. As you point out in your correspondence to me, these schedules would equal 258.44 weeks of compensation and would all be payable at $803.21 PPD for a total of
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