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Property Owner Held Personally Liable for Benefits to Laborer 03/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld an award of benefits to a worker who was injured in a car accident while being driven to a private residence. ...Read More
 
 

Pain Management Specialist Harsh Dangaria Joins PPOA 03/21/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
Dr. Harsh Dangaria has joined Physician Partners of America at the company’s newest interventional pain management clinics in Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida. ...Read More
 
 

Principles of Fairness Barred Worker From Changing Position 03/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker who successfully pursued a claim for permanent total disability benefits for a 1983 knee injury could not later take the position that he had actually been permanently and totally disabled by an earlier injury. ...Read More
 
 

Police Benefits Bill Held Hostage, Widow Says 03/15/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 81 min read
A bill that would improve the death benefits for families of police officers killed in the line of duty is being held hostage because the police union opposes other bills that would affect pensions and workers' compensation benefits, a Louisville police widow charged this week. ...Read More
 
 

Paradigm Outcomes Announces Three Executive Appointments 03/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of medical management for catastrophic injuries in workers’ comp, has announced three senior management appointments. ...Read More
 
 

Pharmacist, Assistant Sent to Prison for Compounding Scheme 03/14/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 592 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A Florida pharmacist was sentenced to 17 years in prison, and his assistant to more than 15 years, for paying kickbacks to health care providers who prescribed compounded drugs in a scheme that defrauded government health care programs of $30 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office...Read More
 
 

Pinellas County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Receiving Compound-Drug Kickbacks 03/12/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A doctor in Pinellas County has pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks, as well as a $72,000 luxury car, for prescribing compounded pain creams that cost between $900 and $21,000 for a one-month supply. ...Read More
 
 

Passage of Time Didn't Break Causal Connection 03/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the passage of five years between the date of a worker’s compensable physical injury and the date she was diagnosed with depression did not mean that her condition was not compensable, as a matter of law. ...Read More
 
 

Pain Management Doctor Charged in Kickback Scheme 03/07/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A pain management doctor in Passaic County has been charged with first-degree conspiracy and money laundering for an alleged kickback scheme that netted him more than $500,000. ...Read More
 
 

Property Owner Had No Liability to Worker Who Was Launched by Equipment Mishap 03/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was not liable to a worker who suffered serious head injuries from being launched into the air when a piece of machinery struck the pile of crushed cars where he was standing. ...Read More
 
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