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Workers' Compensation News


Fresh Off First Senate Term, Claimants' Attorney Announces Run for Governor 05/05/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 390 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claimants' attorney and Iowa State Sen. Nate Boulton, D-Des Moines, has announced he will run for governor in 2018, the Des Moines Register reported. ...Read More

Fatal Falls Among Oil Workers Analyzed 05/04/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Falls are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry, and 63 industry employees died in work-related falls from 2005 to 2014. ...Read More

Farm Labor Contractors Plead Guilty to Premium Fraud 05/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 902 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A father and son who operated a farm labor contracting firm pleaded guilty to concealing injuries, and to workers’ compensation premium fraud and tax evasion, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Form Required to Appeal Prescription Denials 05/02/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Denials of a prescription under Tennessee’s closed drug formulary require a form — "Request for expedited determination-appeal of a denied prescription" — must be submitted to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s medical director, the agency says. ...Read More

Focus Shifts to Interim, 2018 for Most Comp Bills 05/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: Top | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With a little more than two weeks left in the legislative session, the growing consensus is that most efforts to tweak Alaska’s workers’ compensation system will have to wait until next year. ...Read More

Formulary Details Explained as Comment Deadline Nears 04/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1290 | 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

Former Patient of Doctor Accused of Oxycodone Distribution: It's Not His Fault 04/25/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former patient of Dr. Michael Kostenko spoke to The Register-Herald about how the doctor advocated for him and injured workers like him when he was close to death from complications related to chemical exposure. ...Read More

Federal Board Approves Review of Denied Hanford Claims 04/25/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An advisory board for the U.S. Department of Labor is recommending that an industrial hygienist review denied claims filed by workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, according to a ...Read More

First Responders Support Liaison Bill 04/18/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
First responders and those who work with them have come out in strong support of a bill aimed at easing the workers' compensation process for emergency workers, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports. ...Read More

For Many, Opioid Use Lingers Long After Surgery, Study Finds 04/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
About 6% of patients who weren’t taking opioids before an elective surgery became long-term users of the pain pills after their operation, according to research published online Wednesday in JAMA S...Read More
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