Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Harry E. Forst, New Orleans, Counsel for Plaintiff/Appellee Lorraine Authement.
Gregory J. Schwab, Houma, Counsel for Defendant/Appellant Consolidated Water Works District # 1 Terrebonne Parish.
Before: PARRO, McDONALD and HUGHES, JJ.
Court of Appeal of Louisiana, First Circuit.
This is a disputed claim for workers' compensation. The plaintiff, Lorraine Authement, worked at Consolidated Water Works District # 1 (CWWD) for seven years as a meter reader. This job included changing water meter transponders when needed. She had pre-existing back problems resulting from an automobile accident in the 1980s, a pulled muscle in 2001, and degenerative disc disease.
In November 2000 and March and April 2001, Dr. Brian Matherne...
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