Today we received a favorable Deputy Commissioner Opinion and Award in a workers’ compensation claim.   (E.T. v. Phillip Morris and ACE/ESIS).  Mr. E.T. is Chad’s client, but Bob handled the hearing due to a scheduling conflict.  It was a team effort—both Bob and Chad were involved in the post-hearing depositions of the treating doctor and other medical experts.  Chad then wrote the Contentions.  The favorable decision today was a big win for our client, because he needed some additional back surgery recommended by his treating doctor that the Defendants were denying.  The Deputy Commissioner ordered the Defendants to provide the treatment that they had denied.