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Langham: Another Look at Castellanos 07/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 93 | 0
A great deal has been said about Castellanos v. Next Door Co. in the last year. I have written about it on a few occasions, including ...Read More
 
 

LaFetra: State Supreme Court Abandons Limits on Tort Liability 07/19/2017
By: Deborah J. LaFetra
State: MN | Segment: Top | 175 | 0
Last week, in Montemayor v. Sebright Products Inc., a 4-3 majority of the Minnesota Supreme Court held that any “close” tort case must go to...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Could MLB's Approach to Saving Arms Cut Workplace Injuries? 07/18/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 251 | 0
Teams are strategically using an offseason change to Major League Baseball’s disabled list rules to prevent more significant injuries among pitchers. This has implications that the world of workers’ compensation could learn from. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: It's Not Just Opioids 07/17/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Yes, opioids are the biggest problem in workers’ compensation. Not just work comp medical, but in the entire work comp industry. ...Read More
 
 

Gavin: Which Arm of the Trial Would You Pick? 07/14/2017
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 297 | 0
For years, critics of opioid guidelines have argued that the absence of evidence on long-term efficacy of opioids wasn't a sufficient reason to declare such use "medically unnecessary." ...Read More
 
 

Young: Top 10 Workers' Comp Topics, First Half 2017 (Part 2) 07/13/2017
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Welcome back. On Wednesday, I discussed the first five of what I think are Califor...Read More
 
 

Young: Top 10 Workers' Comp Topics, First Half 2017 (Part 1) 07/12/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Months race by, so now it is time to take stock of California workers’ comp after the 2017 half-way mark. What stands out? ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Ready for Even Higher Taxes Next Year and for Years to Come? 07/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 265 | 0
Last week, the Illinois General Assembly, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan, raised our state income tax to 4.95% to raise about $5 billion in new money from you, me and business. ...Read More
 
 

Sams: Familiar Pattern Emerging in Fraud/CT Claim Connection 07/10/2017
By: Jim Sams
State: CA | Segment: Top | 559 | 0
It took California policymakers more than a decade to crack down on spinal fusion surgeries, which makes me think that WorkCompCentral is going to be writing about post-termination cumulative trauma claims for a very long time. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Protecting Privacy in Florida 07/07/2017
Source: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 378 | 0
Two Florida WorkCompCentral stories recently caught my eye. In Under Settlement, Telemedicine Doc to Stop Treating Injured Workers, the recruiting of patients was described. A...Read More
 
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