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Mother, Son Accused of Running Illegal Occupational Health Clinic 04/28/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1186 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Northern California prosecutors allege a mother and son — neither of whom had medical licenses — illegally operated an occupational health clinic in South San Francisco that was paid $4.5 million to treat injured workers. ...Read More

3rd DCA Says Causation of Disability Can Be Apportioned to Genetics 04/28/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 875 | 1 | Popular with Legal
California’s 3rd District Court of Appeals this week ruled that causation for an injured worker’s disability can be apportioned to genetics. ...Read More

Formulary Details Explained as Comment Deadline Nears 04/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest version of California’s proposed prescription drug formulary includes a provision for peri-operative prescribing, in which doctors can prescribe without prospective review drugs that are ordinarily considered “non-preferred” to a patient undergoing surgery. ...Read More

Labor Committee Passes Medical Payment Study, Work Comp Exemption Bills 04/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations unanimously passed bills calling for a review of how providers are paid to treat injured workers and revising the criteria for corporate officers to be exempt from mandatory comp coverage. ...Read More

Transit Worker Faces 7 Felonies, Accused of Double-Dipping 04/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orange County bus driver who allegedly worked at a fishing supply store while receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an ankle sprain was arrested on seven felony counts of insurance fraud, according to Intercare Holdings Insurance Services Inc. ...Read More

WCRI: Employer Choice Policies Lower Cost in Limited Number of Claims 04/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State policies that allow employers to choose the doctor who will treat an injured worker, touted as a way to reduce excessive medical spending, for the most part do not reduce average claim costs, according to a study released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Legislative Session Will Likely Accomplish Chamber's Top 2 Goals 04/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With the end of the 2017 lawmaking session two weeks away, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce will likely see accomplished its top two legislative priorities related to workers' compensation. ...Read More

Worker's Statements From Mandamus Petition Aren't Admissible in Separate Appeal 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s statements in a failed attempt to secure mandamus relief from a decision denying her comp claim should not have been admitted into evidence in the proceedings on her request for judicial review. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Tort Claim Against Co-Employees 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker is entitled to a second chance to prove his claim for damages because of the alleged negligence of his co-employees. ...Read More

Panel Finds Worker Failed to Link Foot Infection to Alleged Injury From Slip-and-Fall 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a diabetic worker with a history of foot problems failed to prove his foot infection was causally related to an alleged on-the-job fall. ...Read More
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