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An ex-LIRR worker who claims collecting tickets left her disabled had her lawsuit brought to a screeching halt after her treating physician was busted in a massive pension ripoff scheme.
Nancy Lenhart is suing the Long Island Rail Road over injuries to her wrist, back Michael Kors Factory Outlet and neck, and her trial was set to begin on Monday in Michael Kors Online Outlet Brooklyn Federal Court.
But her lawyers feared her day in court would be derailed by an alleged $1 billion disability scam involving LIRR retirees and crooked doctors, including orthopedist Peter Ajemian, who was set to testify for her as an expert witness.
Ajemian and 10 others were indicted by federal authorities last week in the scam.
After their arrests,Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Cheap Michael Kors Ha, Federal Judge Roslynn Mauskopf postponed the trial until early 2012 so Lenhartâ€™s legal team could find a new orthopedist. He also instructed her lawyers to advise her of her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if she testifies.
I’m not going to comment on who knew what when, but one of the things that troubles me is that Dr. Ajemian … there have been articles about Michael Kors Canada Outlet Long Island Rail Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Road disability claims going back to at least October of 2008, Mauskopf said Friday, according to a transcript.
Lenhart contends Michael Kors Online Store she suffered disabling injuries in September 2006 because of the layout of the Bayside, Queens,Bags Michael Kors Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outl, ticket office was ergonomically taxing, court papers state.
Lenhart had not worked long enough at the LIRR to qualify for a disability pension so she is seeking economic damages from a jury.
Lenhartâ€™s lawyer Christopher Dean acknowledged the timing of the bust was terrible.
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