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Tort Malpractice Claim Can Proceed Against Attorneys Who Didn't File Retaliation Claim 11/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though an injured worker can’t sue the attorneys who allegedly mismanaged his wrongful discharge lawsuit for violating a contract, he can still sue them in tort, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decided la...Read More

Town, Firefighter Disagree on Who Would Cover Medical Benefits for 9/11-Linked Claim 11/28/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 564 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At issue in a town’s dispute with a firefighter over a 9/11-linked workers’ compensation claim is who would be responsible for medical payments, Firehouse...Read More

Teenager Develops App to Keep Farmworkers Safe in Heat 11/27/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Growing up in a multi-generational family of farmworkers in California’s Central Valley, 17-year-old Faith Florez knows the toll it takes to bring strawberries, almonds and grapes to the table. ...Read More

Tackle Concussion Symptoms Head-On, Specialist Advises 11/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Concussion patients whose symptoms linger for more than a couple of weeks after their injury should be treated aggressively rather than through the traditional “watchful waiting” approach, a concussion specialist said. ...Read More

Task Force Releases Draft Opioid Guidelines 11/21/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 688 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Nine months after it was formed, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force has issued draft rules that would limit daily dosages for acute pain to a 50 morphine equivalent dose (MED) and would cap initial prescriptions for non-surgical patients at five days. ...Read More

Tampa Electric Cited After Ammonia Leak That Hospitalized 4 Workers 11/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tampa Electric Co. and a firm that provides security to the utility have been issued federal safety citations following an ammonia leak that sent four workers to the hospital. ...Read More

Training Program Covers Billing Rules Challenged as Underground Regulations 11/17/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
The latest online training program launched by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation features an interpretation of billing rules that a Southern California judge could disallow as underground regulations next month. ...Read More

Technology Insurance Named Assigned Risk Plan Carrier 11/15/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Insurance has selected Technology Insurance Co. as the workers’ compensation assigned risk plan carrier, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More
Two Forms Get Minor Revisions 11/08/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted a notice of minor revisions to Forms 16A, Agreement for Permanent Disability/Disfigurement Compensatio...Read More

Trump's Opioid Panel Recommends Mandatory Doctor Education, PDMP Data Sharing 11/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A commission appointed by President Donald Trump to address the nation’s opioid crisis has released its final report, with 56 wide-ranging recommendations that include mandatory education for physicians who prescribe the drugs. ...Read More
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