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Practitioners Suggest California Use ODG for Postsurgical Guidelines 11/07/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Last month, the California Division of Workers' Compensation asked the state’s medical community for feedback on its proposed new guidelines for postsurgical treatment, and the community delivered. Some quibbled with specifics of the draft, such as the reco...Read More
PMA Announces Appointments of Two Executives 11/07/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 101 | 0
The PMA Insurance Group on Tuesday announced the appointment of two executives; one to its office in Philadelphia and another to its headquarters in the Southeast.PMA said in a press release that Glenn R. Giveans has been named as branch vice president for The PMA Insurance Group...Read More
Prior Drinking History Sinks Appeal for Benefits, Pa. Court Rules 11/07/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 119 | 0
Evidence that a history of health problems stemmed from a municipal worker's drinking habits played a large role in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania rejecting his appeal to secure benefits for amputated toes. In 2004, municipal worker Charles Pinazza was called to he...Read More
Pinnacle Defends Salinas Employee Arrested During Wednesday Raid 11/05/2007
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The operator of a Salinas medical clinic raided following a yearlong investigation of alleged workers’ compensation fraud has come to the defense of an employee who was arrested on Wednesday.In a written statement released Thursday, Oregon-based Pinnacle Healthcare said that Eugene...Read More
Paper Products Groups, OSHA Renew Alliance 11/02/2007
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 220 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, American Forest and Paper Association and the Pulp and Paper Safety Association Thursday renewed their Alliance, originally signed on Nov. 3, 2005, to provide forest, pulp, paper and paper-converting industries with employee safety and health guidan...Read More
Penn. WCJ Did Exemplary Job of Explaining Reasoning 10/31/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 94 | 0
A Pennsylvania appellate court disagreed with the city of Philadelphia's assertion that a workers' compensation judge didn't articulate the reasons underlying her credibility determinations, thereby providing for adequate appellate review in accordance with section 422(a) of the Workers&...Read More
Pact Targets Courthouse Construction Work 10/31/2007
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 457 | 0
Representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, contractors, labor groups and the New York Department of Labor approved a safety partnership to protect employees who will be constructing the new federal courthouse in downtown Buffalo.Mascaro Construction Co., the pr...Read More
Pacific Health Alliance Teams with Chiropractic Health Plan 10/30/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 1139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pacific Health Alliance and Chiropractic Health Plan of California announced Monday the signing of a network access agreement that  provides Pacific Health access to the Chiropractic Health Plan's provider network. ...Read More
Psyche Claim Denied Social Worker Over Sex Misconduct 10/30/2007
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 164 | 0
The basis for a social worker's depression appears to be his own sexual misconduct rather than an unfounded allegation against him, the New Jersey Appellate Division Court decided. The court affirmed the denial of a psychiatric claim by the social worker in the case, Caldwell v. Cou...Read More
Partnership Forms for Jets Training Facility 10/30/2007
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 18 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and representatives for labor, contractors and state regulators formed an alliance to promote protection of employees building the New York Jets' 27-acre training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Partners in the alliance, besides OSHA,...Read More
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