In this blog post I am going to talk about two recent Iowa work comp alternate medical care decisions, and some related strategy advice.
- Be polite. The recent October 2, 2018 Alternate Medical Care Decision in the case of Stewart v. Hy-Vee, Inc. and EMC Property and Casualty Company involved an accepted left knee injury. During the course of the case the claimant moved from Iowa to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Defendants arranged care with an orthopedic surgeon at the Imperial Health Center located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The claimant was late for her first appointment with the orthopedic surgeon. The claimant said she was 30 minutes late, and the doctor’s office said she was 90 minutes late. The appointment had to be rescheduled.