Appeals court rules workers cannot choose their own doctors


The Florida 1st District Court of Appeals decided against the plaintiff in a workers-compensation case because he sought to change primary doctors from a family practice physician to an orthopedist.

According to a report by the News Service of Florida, state law allows for a change of doctors in a workers-compensation matter. However, the case of Brenton Davis v. RetailFirst Insurance Company and ServPro of Tampa was different. According to the report, RetailFirst Insurance failed to respond in time to Davis’ request for a change of physician.

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