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Worker Can't Prove Disability Discrimination From Inquiry Into History of Comp Claims 12/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a man could not establish a viable disability discrimination claim based on an employer’s failure to offer him a job after a background check revealed he had a prior workers’ compensation case. ...Read More

Generic for Opioid Antidote Evzio on the Way After Price Hikes Spark Criticism 12/14/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The pricey Evzio auto-injector, which is used to administer opioid overdose antidote naloxone, will come in a generic form next year at a price of $178, compared to the current brand-name price of $4,100, drugmaker Kaleo announced. ...Read More

Forms, eCase System 'Driving Everyone Crazy,' Attorney Says 12/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
After repeated complaints from attorneys — and an October court ruling that found the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board had been too picky about a minor error on a form — the board has made some revisions to the document and is offering guidelines on the ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Must Sue in Carrier's Home County 12/14/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The Montana Supreme Court this week ruled that a dispute between the state’s insurance regulator and a workers’ compensation insurance carrier needs to be heard in the county where the carried maintained its principal office. ...Read More

Court Rejects Attorney's Claim to Additional Fees 12/14/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a claimants’ attorney was not entitled to the payment of additional fees from his former client after being discharged for cause. ...Read More

ICA Threatens Employers Trying to Control Care 12/14/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona threatened to bring bad-faith actions against employers and carriers that illegally try to control who is treating injured workers. ...Read More

Court Tosses Employer's Challenge of VSSR Award 12/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer’s challenge to an Industrial Commission decision awarding enhanced benefits to an injured worker was properly dismissed for want of jurisdiction. ...Read More
Bill Would Require Notice to Injured Workers Regarding Physician Choice 12/14/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A bill has been filed in the Texas Senate that would require injured workers to be notified that they have a right to choose their treating doctor. Senate Bill 229 was filed Wednesday by...Read More

Attorneys General Oppose Changes to Patient-Handling Requirements 12/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule change that would allow young workers to operate power-driven patient lifts without training or supervision is facing opposition from a coalition of attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia. ...Read More

Worker Advocacy Groups Call for Comp Reforms 12/14/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 17 min read
A handful of worker advocacy groups in Colorado are calling on incoming Gov.-elect Jared Polis to select leadership for the Department of Labor and Employment who will “modernize the agency” and embrace reforms. ...Read More
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