Termination of Workers Comp Benefits Based on a Testimony of Employer's Medical Expert
In to v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Insaco, Inc.), 819 A.2d 1222 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003), this Court held that the testimony of the employer's medical expert was sufficient to support a termination of benefits, notwithstanding the doctor's expressed belief that the claimant never sustained the injury acknowledged in the notice of compensation payable (NCP).
The doctor testified that the claimant had a normal physiologic examination, there was no evidence of a medical impairment and the claimant magnified his symptoms.
The expert, however, went on to opine, that in any event, the claimant "had made a full and complete recovery from any injury he may have sustained in the course of his employment." To, 819 A.2d at 1225 (emphasis added).