Saturday, October 17, 2009
Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses appeal from plaintiff's motion seeking an independent medical examiner to determine whether she required further medical treatment for work injury award from 1995. Judge's denying independent medical examiner was not a final order.Miller v. Regional West Med. Ctr., S-09-100, 278 Neb. 676 "The order of the single judge denying her request for an independent medical examination does not foreclose Miller’s ability to file a petition pursuant to § 48-173 seeking workers’ compensation benefits for her shoulder surgery...Because the requested independent medical examination is not a prerequisite to the filing of a petition under § 48-173 seeking benefits for the proposed shoulder surgery on this record, the denial of the request did not affect a substantial right and is therefore not a final, appealable order."