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Concerns Over Opioid Alternative Gabapentin Grow as Use Increases 01/12/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Use of anti-convulsant medications gabapentin and pregabalin increased more than threefold in the U.S. from 2002-2015, a new study found, just as some in the workers’ comp industry are warning about potential dangers of the drugs. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Additional Benefits for Worker Who Settled Claim 01/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a welder who suffered successive injuries to the same body part was not entitled to benefits for the first injury after settling his claim for the second. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker for Alleged Repetitive Trauma Injury 01/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a state employee for her alleged repetitive trauma injuries due to her lack of credibility and persuasive medical evidence. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds WCJ's Decision Granting Employer's Termination Petition 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a workers’ compensation judge issued an adequately reasoned decision to support an order terminating benefits for a worker who had made a full recovery. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Finding of Compensability for Firefighter Paramedic's PTSD 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 318 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that further factual findings were necessary to determine if a firefighter paramedic was entitled to benefits for his post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Disability Retirement Benefits for Injured University Employee 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the denial of an injured worker’s application for disability retirement benefits from the state, finding he remained capable performing a similar job to the one he had at the time he was hurt. ...Read More
 
 

Court Reverses Summary Judgment Over Worker's Trip-and-Fall at Wind Farm 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to a grant of summary judgment for his Labor Law claim for a workplace trip and fall. ...Read More
 
 
Commission Drops Plans to Revise Impairment Rating Rules 01/10/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission is dropping plans to revise rules regarding the averaging of multiple impairment ratings for the same injury. A notice filed in the Jan. 3 Idaho Administrative Bulletin...Read More
 
 

CorVel Corp. Awarded $13.5M Due to Insurer Balking on E&O Obligations 01/09/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: DE | Segment: Top | 1118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York insurer that attempted to wriggle out of liability for class-action lawsuit damages sustained by a risk-management company in California must pay $13.5 million in damages and bad-faith penalties, a Delaware superior court judge ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Certification of Class Action Against Insurers for Bestcomp 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court upheld the certification of a class action against the alleged insurance carriers for the companies that have been accused of unlawfully discounting hundreds of medical provider bills for workers’ compensation patients. ...Read More
 
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