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Praxsyn Corp. Misses SEC Reporting Deadline 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The parent corporation of a shuttered Southern California compounding pharmacy missed the latest U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission deadline, meaning the company hasn’t filed a financial statement since late 2015. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Says Flexibility Is One Benefit of New Provider Network 12/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The decision by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. to launch its own medical provider network is aimed in part at giving the company more opportunities to explore outcomes-based agreements with providers, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ...Read More

Transfer of Catastrophic Claim Proves Importance of Filing in Multiple Jurisdictions 12/07/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A trucker who has had almost 400 surgeries since he was pinned between his delivery truck and a parked car in 2002 will see the rest of his workers’ compensation claim play out in North Carolina, his home state, rather than Tennessee, where his employer filed the claim without his knowledge...Read More

House Lawmakers Working to Pass Formulary Bill 12/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to pass legislation supported by 27 business and insurance groups that would mandate adoption of a workers' compensation drug formulary.  ...Read More

Injured Worker Failed to Prove Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker failed to prove any permanent disability or loss of wage-earning capacity following an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More

Worker Can't Compel Industrial Commission to Determine Her Entitlement to PTD Without Exam 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not get a writ compelling the Industrial Commission to determine her entitlement to permanent total disability compensation without first compelling her attendance at an independent medical examination by a physician of the commission'...Read More
Sedgwick to Acquire Cunningham Lindsey 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting, claims management and risk services firm. Cunningham Lindsey’s services include loss adjusting, third-party claims administration, global account management, fore...Read More

Court Upholds Black Lung Award to Former Employee of Construction Co. 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to black lung benefits from the successor corporation to a mine construction company, based on his employment with both companies for a period exceeding one year. ...Read More

Court Orders Comp Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Fall 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered the Workers’ Compensation Board to reconsider its determination of a worker’s entitlement to benefits for a fall that happened while she was talking a walk during a paid break. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Entitlement to Surgery for Back Injury 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to the surgery recommended by his doctor to treat a back injury. Case...Read More
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