Workers' Compensation News
Supreme Court Upholds Termination of Nurse's TTD Benefits for Back Injury
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The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the termination of a worker’s temporary total disability benefits, as evidence supported a finding that she had reached maximum medical improvement for a back injury and that her alleged knee injury was not causally related.
Startup CEO Says Small Businesses Paying Too Much For Comp Coverage
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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Small businesses will soon have a new source of direct workers’ compensation insurance, from a startup company that says it will use predictive analytics to arrive at rates that will often be lower than what employers are now paying.
Sentencing for Arguello, Garbino Postponed to 2018
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Federal judges in Southern California delayed until 2018 sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to referring work comp patients to providers in exchange for kickbacks, and another man who pleaded guilty to paying kickbacks to providers to prescribe compound drugs to injured workers.
State Releases Updated Formulary Draft to Public
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
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If the latest draft of Arkansas’ workers’ compensation formulary is approved, the state will adopt rules limiting an injured worker’s first opioid prescription to five days.
SCOTUS Won't Review Denial of Benefits to Worker Who Lost Legs
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The United States Supreme Court will not review a Commonwealth Court decision denying benefits to a worker who lost both legs when she was struck by a car while attempting to fix a flat tire on her vehicle.
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OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
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The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
CA - Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group
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Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive.
Duncan was director of the DIR from 2007 to 2011, and served as chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 2004 to 2007.
He worked as vice president of government affairs for US HealthWorks from 2012 to 2016, and held the same title at Western Dental Services, where he worked since 2016.
Cal Capitol Group said Duncan’s expertise and communication skills, as well as his contacts an.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - 2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident
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