CLEMENT v. JOHNSON'S WAREHOUSE SHOWROOM
388 S.W.3d 469 (2012)
2012 Ark. App. 17
Zackery CLEMENT, Appellant
JOHNSON'S WAREHOUSE SHOWROOM, INC. & National Union Fire Insurance Co., Appellees.
No. CA 11-800.
Court of Appeals of Arkansas.
January 4, 2012.
DAVID M. GLOVER, Judge.
Zackery Clement sustained a compensable hernia injury on March 12, 2009. Medical expenses and temporary total-disability benefits were paid from the date of his injury until May 10, 2010, and for a second time from July 15, 2010, until August 8, 2010. In the interim, on April 7, 2010, Clement was granted a change of physician.
Clement then filed a claim seeking additional medical treatment for his hernia injury as well as a back injury; an independent medical examination or a second change of physician; temporary total-disability benefits from May 10, 2010, to July 14, 2010, and from August 9, 2010, to a date yet to be determined; and attorney's fees. The administrative law judge found that there was no medical evidence or lay testimony to support a traumatic work-related back injury and that further medical treatment was unreasonable and unnecessary for his compensable hernia injury; she therefore denied and dismissed Clement's claim. Clement appealed to the Full Commission, which affirmed and adopted the ALJ's opinion as its own. Clement now appeals to this court, arguing that substantial evidence does not support the Commission's decision that he is not entitled to additional medical treatment and additional temporary-total disability. We affirm the Commission's decision.
In Nabholz Construction Corp. v. Gates, 2010 Ark.App. 182, 2010 WL 653563, this court set forth our standard of review in workers' compensation cases:
In reviewing decisions from the Workers' Compensation Commission, we view the evidence and all reasonable inferences deducible therefrom in the light most favorable to the Commission's findings, and we affirm if the decision is supported by substantial evidence. Whitlatch v. Southland Land & Dev., 84 Ark.App. 399, 141 S.W.3d 916 (2004). Substantial evidence is that relevant evidence which reasonable minds might accept as adequate to support a conclusion. K II Constr. Co. v. Crabtree, 78 Ark.App. 222, 79 S.W.3d 414 ( 2004). The issue is not whether we might have reached a different result or whether the evidence would have supported a contrary finding; if reasonable minds could reach the Commission's conclusion, we must affirm its decision. Geo Specialty Chem., Inc. v. Clingan, 69 Ark.App. 369, 13 S.W.3d 218 (2000). Arkansas Code Annotated section 11-9-508(a) (Supp.2009) requires an employer to provide an injured employee such medical services "as may be reasonably necessary in connection with the injury received by the employee." The employee has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that medical treatment is reasonable and necessary. Stone v. Dollar Gen. Stores, 91 Ark.App. 260, 209 S.W.3d 445 (2005). What constitutes reasonable and necessary medical treatment is a question of fact to be determined by the Commission. Bohannon v. Wal-Mart [Walmart] Stores, Inc., 102 Ark.App. 37, 279 S.W.3d 502 (2008).
2010 Ark.App. 182, at 1-2, 2010 WL 653563.