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Proposed Penalties Against Grain-Handling Company Total $374K 11/10/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 329 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The federal work safety agency announced that it has cited a Nebraska grain-handling company for failing to protect workers from getting trapped in a bin.  ...Read More

Podiatry Clinic Cited for Recapping Needles, Transferring Bloody Waste 11/10/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A podiatry clinic in Rolla, Missouri, has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged safety violations including improper handling of needles and scalpels. ...Read More

Pain Doctor's New Indictment Includes Charges of Contributing to Overdose Deaths 11/09/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claiming they’ve unearthed evidence linking Dr. Eugene Gosy to six overdose deaths, federal prosecutors expanded their indictment against the Williamsville, New York, pain doctor on Sunday. ...Read More

Pinnacol Drops Rates 7.4% for 2018 11/09/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors for Colorado’s state-chartered Pinnacol Assurance approved a 7.4% rate cut for 2018. At the same time, the carr...Read More

Proposed Benefit Notice Rules Criticized as Confusing 11/08/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 824 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Representatives for payers, injured workers and providers say regulations that the Division of Workers’ Compensation proposed to implement a bill that requires notification about access to treatment outside the comp system are confusing and need to be clarified before adoption. ...Read More

ProAssurance Profit Dips in Q3; Comp Segment Faces 'Intense Competition' 11/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ProAssurance Corp. has reported third-quarter net income of $28.9 million, a 14% decrease from $33.8 million in the third quarter of 2016. For t...Read More

Prosecutors Announce 7th Guilty Plea in Compound Drug Scheme 11/08/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of several Florida pharmacies and shell companies has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, admitting his role in a $100 million compound drug scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa announced.  ...Read More

Patriot National Founder Mariano Entangled in Luxury Yacht, Other Lawsuits 11/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 817 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National founder Steven Mariano stepped down as the company’s chief executive officer in July, but he hasn’t quietly faded away. Mariano remains a defendant in an array of lawsuits — including one seeking repayment of a $32 million loan for a luxury yacht. ...Read More
Pool Contractor Ordered to Pay $33K in Restitution 11/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio pool contractor was ordered to pay $33,000 in restitution to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for filing false payroll records to reduce workers’ compensation insurance premiums, the BWC’s Special Investigations Department said. ...Read More
Panel Discussion on Industrial Injuries and Opioids Scheduled for Dec. 5 11/06/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission and the state’s Office of Drug Policy are holding a panel discussion on opioids and occupational injuries at the Capitol on Dec. 5. Speakers will include Pam Eaton of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association, Teresa Raymond of the State Insurance Fund, Dr...Read More
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