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WILLIAMS v. BONAIR FOUNDRY COMPANY ET AL. (09/11/69)

decided: September 11, 1969.

WILLIAMS
v.
BONAIR FOUNDRY COMPANY ET AL., APPELLANTS



Appeal from order of Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Aug. T., 1968, No. 20, in case of Joseph Williams v. Bonair Foundry Company et al.

COUNSEL

Frederick W. Anton, 3rd, for appellant.

David C. Harrison, with him Mitchell A. Kramer, Joel E. Rome, and Kramer & Harrison, for appellee.

Wright, P. J., Watkins, Montgomery, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, and Cercone, JJ. Opinion by Watkins, J.

Author: Watkins

[ 215 Pa. Super. Page 358]

This is an appeal in a workmen's compensation case by the employer-appellant, Bonair Foundry Company, and Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company, from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. The order of the lower court is as follows:

"Order

"A significant focus in this case is Dr. Rothman, the surgeon who did a 'spinal fusion' on Claimant. Yet Dr. Rothman, oddly enough, did not testify though I understand he was available. He is the expert 'on the spot' who can tell us what he did and why he did it when he operated on Claimant, Accordingly,

[ 215 Pa. Super. Page 359]

"It is Ordered that the matter be remanded back to the Workmen's Compensation Board and that the Board

"1. Hear Dr. Rothman as to all the circumstances surrounding the operation that he performed on Mr. Joseph Williams on August 30, 1966 at Jefferson Hospital.

"2. Hear testimony from Dr. Rothman as to whether or not there was any herniated disc involved which necessitated the spinal fusion.

"3. Hear testimony to determine the specific reasons why the operation was performed if no ...


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