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FDA: Nerve-Stimulation Device Relieves Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms 11/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing authorization of the first device used to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. ...Read More

Supreme Court Orders Oral Argument on Calculation of Worker's AWW 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week said it wants to hear oral argument from the parties in a pending dispute on whether an injured worker’s average weekly wage should include income from his employer’s work-sharing plan. ...Read More

Formulary Committee Meeting Dec. 7 11/20/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An ad hoc committee of the Montana Employment Relations Division will continue discussion plans for implementing a prescription drug formulary for injured workers during a meeting in December. ...Read More

V3 Insurance Partners Adds Executives to Work Comp Practice 11/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal
V3 Insurance Partners LLC has added three executives to its property and workers’ compensation practices, and announced a promotion. ...Read More

WCD Updates Informational Brochures 11/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division released revised informational brochures intended that explain the rights and responsibilities of injured workers, and how the independent medical exam process works. ...Read More

State's Medical Payments Per Claim Stabilize, WCRI Says 11/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Florida remained stable in 2015 following moderate growth from 2010 through 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
WCA Not Holding Expedited Lump Sum Hearing Thanksgiving Week 11/20/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration said it will not be holding expedited lump sum hearings Tuesday because of the short holiday week for Thanksgiving. The WCA designates an on-call pro tempore judge to hear stipulated requests for lump sum settlements most Tuesdays,...Read More

Imprisoned Lawmaker Charged With Faking Comp Coverage 11/20/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former lawmaker already in prison for bribing an inspector to overlook violations at his coal mines has been charged with using fake documents to convince a customer he had workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
Man Accused of Earning $125K While Out On Work Injury 11/20/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Woodbridge, Connecticut, man allegedly earned $125,500 while out on a work injury that was being paid for by another company.  State fraud investigators say Michael Steinfeld, 46, should have to g...Read More

Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud 11/20/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured worker who played with an amateur hockey team while saying he was too injured to work has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud, ...Read More
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