2/9/2018: F&P Obtains Jury Verdict Reversing WCC Order on Appeal

On January 24, 2018, In the Matter of Ann Taylor, Inc. v. Stephanie Flamer, Franklin & Prokopik attorney Tony Troese successfully reversed a finding of the Workers’ Compensation Commission.  After a trial in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County in front of the Honorable Thomas G. Ross, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the employer, Ann Taylor, Inc., finding that Claimant’s right shoulder surgery was not related to an underlying work accident, but rather was attributable to a subsequent intervening accident.  The verdict saved the employer and their insurer tens of thousands of dollars associated with both the cost of the surgical repair and also indemnity benefits for temporary total disability and permanent partial disability related to the underlying injury.