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Providers Oppose Bill to Impose Fee Schedule 02/21/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 33 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Medical providers on Tuesday urged the Senate Small Business and Industry Committee to reject a bill that would mandate adoption of a workers’ compensation fee schedule. ...Read More

Prosecutors Say Pill Mill Doctor Killed Two Patients 02/21/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 26 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Ohio prosecutors on Friday unveiled a 272-count indictment against a physician who is accused of running a pill mill out of his office in Jackson Township that overprescribed medications to the point that two patients died of overdoses. ...Read More

Pipe Manufacturer Cited Following Finger Amputation 02/20/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 1 min read
A fiberglass-pipe manufacturer in Mobile, Alabama, is facing $74,833 in proposed federal penalties after a worker’s finger was amputated. RPS...Read More

Pharmacist Failed to Prove Compensable Exacerbation of Fibromyalgia 02/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a pharmacist exposed to pepper spray while working in a prison failed to prove that the incident had caused a compensable exacerbation of her pre-existing fibromyalgia. ...Read More
Paper Mill Settles With OSHA For $175K 02/12/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 50 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The federal work-safety agency has reached a settlement with a Carthage, New York paper milling company cited for 62 violations of work-safety standards last year. The company, Carthage Specialty Paperboard Inc., will pay $175,000 in penalties.  Occupational Safety and Health...Read More
Paterson School District Suspends Insurance Consultant Amid Probe 02/09/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Following news that the city of Paterson suspended risk manager Samir Goow amid an investi...Read More

Privette Doctrine Doesn't Bar Contractor's Suit Over 'Dilapidated' Roof 02/08/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 644 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A window cleaner who fell off a roof may proceed with his negligence lawsuit against a Los Angeles County homeowner, the 2nd District Court of Appeal decided Wednesday. ...Read More

Property Owner Can't Be Held Liable for Window Washer's Fatal Fall 02/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 734 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a property owner could not be held civilly liable to the family of a window washer who fell to his death because he did not have an appropriate roof anchor for rappelling down the side of the building.   ...Read More

Pacific Hospital CFO Sentenced for Role in Kickback Scheme 02/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1438 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The former chief financial officer of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was sentenced on Friday for his role in a spinal surgery kickback scheme that included tracking procedures and determining what doctors were owed for referring workers’ compensation patients to have spinal surgeries perfor...Read More

Prosecutors Charge Man Who Ran Personnel-Leasing Business With Wire Fraud 02/05/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1110 min read
Florida-based federal prosecutors have charged an undocumented Honduran immigrant with 121 counts of wire fraud for his alleged efforts to connect fellow immigrants with work in the construction industry.  ...Read More
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