State: FL | Segment: Top | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Legislation that would impose a three-day opioid prescribing limit for treatment of acute pain is moving forward in the Florida Legislature, despite concerns that it doesn’t give doctors enough flexibility to treat patients with a traumatic injury or who are undergoing a major surgery.
State: MS | Segment: Top | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A poultry company whose employee swept a truck driver into a “bear hug” and pushed him into a stack of pallets can’t be held liable for the worker’s actions because horseplay was not “an authorized act within the scope of (his) employment,” the Court ...Read More
State: KY | Segment: Top | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Kentucky House of Representatives is poised to pass today a bill that would increase permanent disability benefits by 10% and make numerous cost-saving reforms to the system, but a lawmaker has introduced an amendment that would boost benefits far more than the original proposal.
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an employer can terminate payment of benefits for a condition caused by a combination of an industrial injury and a pre-existing condition once the injury ceases to be the major contributing cause of disability.
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Hawaii Senate Labor Committee passed bills that would limit physician dispensing of drugs, require doctors to maintain informed consent policies when prescribing opioids and require private health carriers pay for medical treatment when a workers’ compensation claim is disputed.
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a truck driver was entitled for benefits for injuries to his neck and back from an incident in which he had to slam on the brakes after he was cut off by another motorist, even though his truck’s computer did not record the incident.
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
The Finance Committee of the Alaska House of Representatives will hold a hearing today on a reform bill proposed by the governor that would revise the definition of an independent contractor and eliminate the state’s Second Injury Fund.