Successful Prosecution of Termination Petition
Successfully prosecuted a termination petition on behalf of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. The claimant sustained an injury in her role as a standardized patient for the Commission. A student rigorously examined her, causing injuries to her abdomen, among other areas. The claimant treated for years while collecting partial disability payments for reduced work hours, allegedly due to the injury. The defense presented a Board Certified internal medicine expert who specializes in traumatically induced abdominal injuries and sports injuries, including sports hernias. The defense also cross examined the claimant and established that her current treatment regimen for the injury was basically non-existent except for two doctor visits after the termination petition was filed. The judge found the claimant to be fully and completely recovered from the work injury and terminated her right to all benefits.