Kunkel Law Firm July 2019

JULY 2019 KunkelCase Files 800-467-5272 • www.KunkelLawFirm.com • GKunkel@KunkelLawFirm.com

FROM THE DESK OF

Gregory Kunkel, Esq.

DEALINGWITH THE NURSE CASE MANAGER

Many insurance companies assign a Nurse Case Manager (“Nurse CM”) to monitor the care provided to an injured worker and to report back to the insurance company about their condition. While some Nurse CMs provide genuine assistance to injured workers, a large percentage believe their job is to protect the insurance carrier’s bottom line and often try to convince your doctor to return you to work too soon or decide a recommended treatment is not necessary.

THE 2019 SUMMER FAMILY MOVIE GUIDE Beat the Heat by Heading to the Theater

Always exercise caution when dealing with the Nurse CM and keep these tips in mind:

1.

You have the right to demand a private examination without the Nurse CM being present.

In Hollywood, summer is known as blockbuster season. This is when the box office is at its busiest and the releases are most numerous. Amid the apocalyptic fare aimed at teens and adults, you can find plenty of films appropriate for the entire family. This summer in particu- lar, families heading to the theater are spoiled for choice. Nearly every week offers a new film to delight moviegoers of all ages. If you need a respite from the heat, consider taking your clan to one of these exciting options hitting the big screen this season.

2. The Nurse CM does not have the right to select which doctors treat you.

3. Keep your attorney informed about what is happening with the Nurse CM. We have dealt with numerous Nurse CMs and can easily spot red flag warnings if you’re dealing with a biased Nurse CM.

‘ALADDIN’ (MAY 24) AND ‘THE LION KING’ (JULY 19)

Two of Disney’s animated classics get live-action revamps this year, though how much com- puter-generated imaging is permissible in a “live-action”movie is a matter of some debate. Regardless of the semantics, both “Aladdin,”which debuted in May, and “The Lion King,” arriv- ing this month, are poised to be huge favorites with established fans and newcomers alike. Odds are you already know the plotlines of these iconic originals, but you may not be aware of all the details surrounding the new versions. Both movies will be huge spectacles with ornate scenery and updates of the songs you love. “Aladdin” stars Mena Massoud in the title role, along with turns fromWill Smith as Genie and Naomi Scott as Jasmine. The cast of “The Lion King” is truly star-studded and includes Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, and Beyoncé. If previous Disney adaptations are any indication, these movies will likely hew close to the originals.

As always, we are here to guide you through your workers’ compensation claim.

–Gregory

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