A-12-1224, Grace Smith v. The Nebraska Medical Center and Safety National Casualty Corporation (Appellants)
Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge James R. Coe
Attorney for Appellant: William J. Birkel (McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, P.C., L.L.O.)
Attorney for Appellee: Sheldon Gallner, Laura L. Pattermann & Adam C. Tabor (Gallner & Patterman, P.C.)
Workers’ Compensation: Determination of Benefits
Action Taken by Trial Court: The trial court awarded Smith future medical benefits, temporary total disability benefits, and compensation for a mental health injury.
Assignments of Error on Appeal: Smith assigns that the trial court erred in: (1) finding that Smith was entitled to future medical care in the form of a spinal stimulator; (2) finding that Smith had suffered a compensable mental health injury; (3) awarding future medical care from non-authorized treating physicians; and (4) finding that Smith was not at maximum medical improvement and entitled to a continuation of temporary total disability payments.