State, ex rel. Genuine Parts Co. v. Ind. Comm., 2005-Ohio-1447

We challenged an award of temporary total compensation to a claimant on the basis that her doctor was treating her for conditions not related to the industrial injury.  The court agreed with our position, finding that despite the disability forms signed by the treating doctor listing the allowed conditions, his office notes proved that he was actually treating her for conditions not related to her claim.  This case saved our client a considerable amount of money and presently serves as legal precedent which allows employers to look beyond the disability forms completed by doctors to determine if in fact the disability is related to the industrial injury.