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Panel Upholds Award for Hearing Loss Despite Worker's Long Delay in Filing Claim 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his hearing loss, even though he did not file his claim until years after he told his doctor he was aware he was losing his hearing. ...Read More

ProAssurance Promotes Dana Hendricks to CFO 07/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
ProAssurance Corp. has named Dana Hendricks as the company’s chief financial officer, effective Sept. 1. ...Read More

Pew to Be Keynote Speaker at Texas WC Conference Sept. 10 07/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Nationally known workers' compensation expert Mark Pew will talk about how automation and the coming "brain drain" will impact workers' comp in the next decade, at the Insurance Council of Texas' workers' compensation ...Read More

Psychologist Disciplined for Failing to Review Records in Disability Evaluations 07/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Southern California psychologist was censured for failing to review medical records in at least four disability evaluations conducted for the Social Security Administration. ...Read More

Provider Ousted After Pleading Guilty to Health Care Fraud 07/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board announced last week that it has removed one medical provider from the state workers’ comp system and reinstated another. ...Read More

Pharmacy Technician Charged in Connection With Fungal Meningitis Outbreak 07/23/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Federal prosecutors have charged a pharmacy technician who purchased pharmaceuticals for a Boston hospital with making false statements about the income he received from the New England Compounding Center, which regulators shut down after a fungal meningitis outbreak linked to its products killed...Read More

Property Owner Failed to Prove Alter Ego Status to Share in Immunity From Suit 07/23/2018
Source: WotrkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was not shielded from liability for a construction worker’s Labor Law claim, since it failed to prove that it was an alter ego of the worker’s employer. ...Read More

Public Hearing Will Examine New Medical Fee Schedule 07/20/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Kansas Department of Labor will hold a public hearing on Aug. 10 to discuss proposed changes to workers' compensation medical fee schedules. ...Read More

Payers Pan Governor's Opioid Guidelines 07/19/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Business interests and even some workers’ comp attorneys belittled Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s new opioid prescription guidelines for workers’ comp claimants, deriding them as toothless recommendations that lack the force of law. ...Read More

PTSD Rule Workshop Will Examine Injuries That 'Shock the Conscience' 07/19/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
In keeping with legislation passed this spring that extends workers' compensation to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder, regulators will hold a workshop next month to help determine what types of shocking scenes may trigger the stress. ...Read More
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