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Defense Warns Holding UR Docs Liable for Malpractice Will Endanger Exclusive Remedy

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 2559 | 11 | 47 min read

Sometimes things go wrong in workers’ comp, but that’s no reason to abandon the system’s exclusive remedy provision, an attorney argued before the California Supreme Court on Tuesday. The comments from attorney Fred Rowley Jr., a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, came during oral arguments in King v. CompPartners. CompPartners, a utilization review company, is appealing a January 2016 decision from the 4th District Court of Appeal that gave an injured worker the opportunity to hold a utilization review physician liabl...

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