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Physician Called 'Prolific and Dangerous Drug Dealer' Indicted on Oxycodone Charge 12/06/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A Manhattan physician has been charged in federal court with the illegal distribution of millions of oxycodone pills. Dr. Emmanuel Lambrakis is cha...Read More

Court Upholds PPD Award, Reverses Order Rescinding Modifications to TPD Award 12/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 777 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to an injured bus driver based on a 40% loss of wage-earning capacity, but overturned the decision of the Workers' Compensation Board to rescind a judge's modification of the worker's prior award ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Who Relocated Within State and Died at Home 12/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 670 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who died while at the apartment he began leasing in New York after accepting a new position with his employer. ...Read More

Survivors of San Bernardino Attack Question Use of FMLA Leave 12/05/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino say the county tried to — and in some cases did — persuade them to apply for medical leave under a federal program that offers workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for serious medical conditions. ...Read More
Claimants' Attorney David Ashton Dies at 60 12/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Southern California claimants' attorney David Ashton died at the age of 60 on Thursday from liver cancer, according to his longtime legal assistant. Ashton practiced workers' compensation law for more than 22 years. He was one of the founding partners of the Palmdale-based Law Off...Read More

James Libien Appointed to DWC Ethics Advisory Committee 12/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 914 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
Division of Workers’ Compensation Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto appointed workers’ compensation defense attorney James R. Libien to the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee. ...Read More

Anesthesiologist Pleads Guilty to Prescribing Painkillers for Sex 12/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2062 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Southern California doctor pleaded guilty to distributing controlled drugs without a legitimate purpose and admitted to providing opioids to two patients in exchange for sex, according to a ...Read More

WCAB Proposes Rules for Lien Requirements in SB 1160 12/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1815 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board scheduled a hearing for Jan. 4 on proposed rules to implement a legislative mandate for claimants to file a declaration stating they are eligible to file a lien. ...Read More

Court Upholds Damages Award to Injured Apartment Manager 12/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 895 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A California appellate court upheld an award of damages to an apartment manager against the complex's owner for injuries from an altercation with a trespasser. ...Read More

Pressure Grows for DWC to Close Compound Loophole 12/05/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 754 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
As scrutiny of compounded medication prescribing continues in Texas, some are hoping that the Division of Workers’ Compensation will soon move to close a “loophole” that allows the dispensing of certain compounds without preauthorization. ...Read More
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