On Jan. 7, 2016 the WCIRB unveiled a report analyzing changes in indemnity claim frequency (see link below).
The report will continue to stoke the fires of those who are concerned about cumulative trauma claims in California. Of course, the classic cumulative trauma claim would be that of...Read More
When was the last time immigration was as controversial as it is now? Politicians with serious presidential aspirations have come to wink at xenophobia. It’s not just anger over the 11 million undocumented people, of which eight million are workers. A lot of people in this La...Read More
I really wanted the first post of 2016 to be positive, uplifting, inspiring ... but a study I read over the break was so unnerving, I had to go and ruin "return to work" day, already a day that lives in infamy, with even more depressing news.
Researchers at Boston Medical Center...Read More
The Center for Disease Control appears to be quietly working on guidelines for physicians prescribing opioids. There are a few truths that influence the debate and likely there are some misconceptions and misperception also. One truth is that bodily injury can result in pain. Anyone that has ever...Read More
USA Today published a piece on whether or not physicians should be forced to check a prescription database before writing opioid prescriptions. In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker proposed measures to obstruct physicians from prescribing these medications. Among the irresponsible provisions reco...Read More
The development of prescription drug monitoring programs nationwide is a necessary, albeit insufficient by itself, step in our fight against prescription drug misuse and abuse. I've long advocated not just for mandatory reporting to PDMPs (which requires doctors and pharmacies to contri...Read More
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Many years ago, in 1980, Rush sang "Freewill." One of the lyrics of that tune is "if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." That is a line that parties might want to remember when they head to mediation.
So many times, I have heard the medi...Read More
Tracy Morgan’s crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014 has led to a paradigmatic milestone in vehicle safety. A Walmart trailer truck driver who rear-ended the comedian’s limo had been driving for 29 of the past 33 hours.
Had an “electronic logging ...Read More