The claimant sustained a right ankle and foot injury arising out of and in the course of her employment. The overcompensation to her right lower extremity caused her to have issues with her left lower extremities. Her medication caused dry mouth which caused her teeth to rot and decay. Prior to the settlement the carrier paid $959,989 in indemnity and medical benefits bringing the total value of her claim to $2,104,799.[19-T-071]
Type of action: Workers’ compensation
Injuries alleged: The claimant injured her right foot and ankle while at work.
Name of case: Jennifer Brooks v. Central Telephone Co. of Virginia
Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
Case no.: VA 212-11-96
Tried before: Mediation
Name of judge or mediator: Deputy Commissioner Linda Slough
Date resolved: June 5, 2018
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: K. Bryn Swartz, Richmond; George L. Townsend, Fishersville
Attorney for defendant: Lisa Frisina, Richmond
Insurance carrier: American Casualty Co. of Reading, PA and Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.