Kathleen Murphy v. Beebe Medical Center, IAB Hearing No. 1193837 (March 31, 2008)
Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, a self-proclaimed mold expert and author of Mold Warriors, "the first book to bring cutting edge science and medicine to the controversial world of toxic mold," is deemed not credible. This case involved a claim of permanency to the legs, brain and lungs, a claim of TTD and medical treatment expense where there was a prior finding of compensability for an industrial illness. Drs. Fink and Rizzo testified for the defense and their opinions were more persuasive on a number of issues to include an absence of TTD and a lack of permanent impairment. The impairment ratings were "absurdly high" given that Claimant was able to walk, talk, think and breath on her own.