Employer’s Worker’s Comp. Insurer Denied Medical Causation – Nancy R. Mogab Wins Big Award for Longtime Employee  

 

EMPLOYER’S WORKER’S COMP INSURER DENIED MEDICAL CAUSATION – A twenty four year employee at Smurfit Stone/ Rock Tenn  injured his ankle, company doctor says it’s a sprain, employee continues to have pain, four months later they agree to send him back to Doctor who says it’s a sprain, refuses to order an MRI. Claimant seeks another opinion with Doctor who orders an MRI and sees a peroneal brevis tear and recommends surgery. The Employer-Insurer refused to provide care. No offer, case was tried and Claimant wins and is awarded past medical bills, payment for lost time at work, and permanent partial disability totaling $60,463.94 with interest due to the Employer/Insurer’s denials.

OTHER RECENT CASES:

EMPLOYER, ARAMARK North American Food Hospitality and Facility Services /Workers Comp Insurer deny medical treatment to employee for right and left shoulder injuries. Nancy Mogab tried case and successfully won medical care including surgery and pain management for the claimant.

SOCIAL SECURITY DENIAL REVERSED for younger individual with learning disabilities and physical disease to his feet and IBS/Colon problems. Multiple hearings and medical and vocational experts retained by the Social Security Administration, denial by ALJ reversed in Federal Court. Ultimately new hearing found the claimant disabled, resulting in back benefits to the Claimant in the amount of $35,000 and additional past benefits to the Claimant’s dependents.

Mogab and Hughes Attorneys, P.C. has more than 50 years of experience winning workers compensation and social security cases. Please call us for a free consultation at 314-241-4477.

Nancy Mogab of Mogab & Hughes Attorneys is honored with the Spurgeon Smithson Award

On September 10, 2014, The Missouri Bar Foundation honored Mogab & Hughes Attorney Nancy Mogab with the Spurgeon Smithson Award during the Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting in Kansas City. The annual award recognizes “significant contributions to the administration of justice” by Missouri Judges, academics and lawyers.

Nancy Mogab has been in private practice for 32 years with the St. Louis Personal Injury Law Firm of Mogab & Hughes Attorneys, P.C. She has represented the injured in thousands of workers’ compensation, social security disability; long term disability; veteran’s disability; and personal injury cases. She is licensed as an attorney in the State of Missouri and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1982. Nancy is an “Accredited Attorney” for Prosecution of Claims for Veteran’s Benefits and was admitted to practice in the United States Court of Veteran’s Appeals in 1995. As an “Accredited Attorney” she represents veterans in their claims for disability benefits. Nancy is very active in numerous law associations and charitable organizations.

If you have been injured in an accident or are in need of representation for Social Security Disability Benefits, Veteran’s Disability Benefits or a Workers Compensation injury, please call Mogab and Hughes Attorneys at 314-241-4477.

Experienced Workers Compensation & Disability Attorney in St. Louis

I recently resolved a workers’ compensation case for total compensation for lost time and permanent partial disability for $137,192.00. The case involved an injury caused by my client’s co-employees who were working on a construction site and caused a 25 pound piece of concrete to fall striking our client on his back. Our client suffered a back fracture and shoulder injury.  Our law office also successfully handled the personal injury lawsuit against the negligent co-employees, which resulted in a settlement of $530,000. This same client had an earlier work injury, a hernia, which resulted in an additional settlement of $8,371.60.

I also successfully represented a Veteran recently in his claim for service connected disability for right and left ankle, knee and hip conditions, low back disability secondary to his leg disability and post traumatic disability as well as Total Disability and Individual Unemployability (TDIU). The veteran was granted $105,000.00 in past benefits and ongoing benefits for his inability to work. We also successfully obtained Social Security Disability Benefits for the Veteran and recovered workers compensation benefits for the Veteran’s shoulder and back when he was injured working for a trucking company.

Recently, I successfully represented a Veteran for Total Disability and Individual Unemployability (TDIU) due to injuries incurred during his service during the first Gulf War. The veteran received over $90,000 in past benefits.  I also successfully represented him in his claim for Social Security Disability benefits.

I also successfully represented a client in his claim for disabled adult child benefits based on the earnings record of his deceased father. The client was 25 years old with diminished capacity and homeless, when his brother enlisted the services of Ms. Mogab. Ms. Mogab discovered that a prior application had been made for the client at age 17. The denied decision was never appealed because of the diminished capacity of the client. Ms. Mogab was able to establish good cause to reopen the earlier application for the client allowing him to receive significant past benefits dating back 8 years and future benefits based on his decease father’s work record.

In another recent case, we received an award from the Tort Victims Compensation Fund for $56,524.96 for a client who was hit by a driver without insurance. Because the driver was on the job when the accident occurred, we also successfully recovered workers’ compensation benefits for injuries incurred in this car accident in the amount of $21,148.50 for injuries to her neck. An additional award of $6,682.93 was obtained for combined disability against the Second Injury Fund for pre-existing injuries to her shoulder and fibromyalgia. Because the individual was uninsured, I sought recovery from the client’s uninsured motorist coverage. She successfully obtained an additional $50,000.00 in that separate action.

If you have been injured in an accident or are in need of representation for Social Security Disability Benefits, Veteran’s Disability Benefits or a Workers Compensation injury, please call Nancy Mogab at Mogab and Hughes Attorneys at 314-241-4477.