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Doctors on Liens Adds Wong Chiropractic to Network 07/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Wong Chiropractic in Rocklin has joined the Doctors on Liens network, a group of medical providers who offer services on a lien basis in California and Nevada. ...Read More

WCRI: Results of Physician-Dispensing Reforms Not Long-Lasting 07/20/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 725 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
States that have implemented reforms to rein in prices of physician-dispensed drugs in workers’ comp claims initially saw good results, according to a new series of reports from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Rating Bureau Recommending 42% Decrease for Longshore, Harbor Workers 07/20/2016
State: PA | Segment: Top | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
Pennsylvania’s rating bureau has proposed a 42% decrease in workers’ compensation premiums for longshore and harbor workers after discovering its rates dwarfed those in other maritime states. ...Read More

Pro Wrestlers Hit WWE With Concussion-Related Class Action 07/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1720 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A group of 53 former professional wrestlers on Monday hit World Wrestling Entertainment with a lawsuit seeking damages for their alleged neurological injuries from their performing days. ...Read More

Sufficient Evidence Supported Termination of Worker's Disability Benefits 07/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 869 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the opinions of three medical experts were sufficient to support a decision by the Office of Workers' Compensation to terminate a worker's benefits. ...Read More

ALJ's Ruling on Causation Precluded Different Judge From Reaching Contrary Conclusion 07/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court ruled that the award by the administrative law judge adopting the opinion of an independent medical evaluator as to causation for a worker's condition ran afoul of a prior judge's findings on this same issue. ...Read More
Injured Worker Admits to Moonlighting as Nanny While Receiving Wage-Replacement Benefits 07/20/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former baker who worked full time as a nanny while receiving wage-replacement benefits for a work injury pleaded guilty to felony theft on Monday. Yurizan Cuevas, 33, of Federal Way, must repay the Department of Labor & Industries the $28,847 she received in benefits while work...Read More

Challenge to Adequacy of Comp System Filed With U.S. Supreme Court 07/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 808 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A Miami-based attorney on Tuesday filed a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the adequacy of the Florida comp system. ...Read More

Firefighter's Widow Provided Insufficient Evidence to Prove Carcinogen Exposure 07/20/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Pennsylvania court found that a firefighter's widow did not present sufficient evidence that her husband had been exposed to a Group 1 carcinogen while fighting fires. ...Read More

Board Finds Additional Misconduct by Suspended Claimants' Attorney 07/20/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board is recommending that a lawyer, whose law license has already been suspended, be convicted of additional charges based on a complaint by a client that he had dismissed her workers' compensation claim without her permission. ...Read More
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