Ulises Fuentes vs. Dickie Dobins Cleaners; Illinois West Insurance Agency; Tower Select Insurance Agency,

is a case in which Ulises Fuentes, an applicant, is seeking reconsideration of a workers' compensation administrative law judge's (WCJ) Order Re Issuance of a Panel QME Pursuant to Labor Code § 4062.2. The defendant, Dickie Dobins Cleaners, Illinois West Insurance Agency, and Tower Select Insurance Agency, have provided conflicting accounts of the events leading up to the WCJ's order. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has removed the case to the trial level so that the WCJ may resolve the divergent factual issues and issue an appropriate order.

Dickie Dobins Cleaners; Illinois West Insurance Agency; Tower Select Insurance agency, Ulises Fuentes WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD2 STATE OF CALIFORNIACase No. ADJ6870507ULISES FUENTES,Applicant,vs.DICKIE DOBINS CLEANERS; ILLINOIS REMOVALWEST INSURANCE AGENCY; TOWERSELECT INSURANCE AGENCY, Defendants.Case No. ADJ6870507OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING REMOVAL AND DECISION AFTER REMOVALApplicant seeks reconsideration of a workers’ compensation administrative law judge’s (WCJ) Order Re Issuance of a Panel QME Pursuant to Labor Code § 4062.2, which stated, in pertinent part: “GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THEREFORE, the Executive Medical Director IS HEREBY ORDERED to issue a Panel of Qualified Medical Evaluators in the field of orthopaedic surgery (MOS) as the medical record in this case requires further development on the disputed issue of orthopaedic complications, and reports from the applicant’s primary treating physicians were not sufficiently developed records. IT IS ORDERED that the Executive Medical Director, Division of Workers’ Compensation, issue, within 30 days of the date of service of this Order, a QME Panel in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery within a reasonable geographic area of the applicant’s residence in Los Angeles, California, ZIP code of 90044            In this matter, the applicant contends that, while employed in the dry cleaning industry on February 25, 2009, he sustained industrial injury to his back, lower extremities, psyche, and abdomen.            The applicant contends that the WCJ erred in issuing the Order. The applicant states in his petition that the parties had agreed to Ray Craemer, M.D. as an agreed medical evaluator, and had set an appointment for March 12, 2010. According to the applicant’s petition, the defendant unilaterally canceled the appointment on March 8, 2010. When the applicant’s counsel requested , an explanation from defense counsel, defense counsel stated that “he did not want applicant to see Dr. Craemer and apolo

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