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Blizzard Blowing from Illinois Reform Efforts 12/17/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 567 | 0
By Eugene KeefeKeefe Campbell & AssociatesThe entire Illinois workers’ comp community is abuzz with reform efforts drifting here and there, like snowflakes in lake-effect snow. It will be hard to predict where it may all fall or if anything may actually happen....Read More
Battlefield Medicine: Technologies that may Benefit Injured Workers 11/19/2010
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: | 470 | 0
By Julie FergusonLynch Ryan & AssociatesOn Nov. 11, our nation honored its veterans for service rendered to the country. Although belatedly, we join in offering thanks.One could make the case that our nation's gratitude should be a 365-day-a-year tribute rather ...Read More
Bad Back: New York Toil and Trouble 07/21/2010
State: NY | Segment: | 385 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesToday we examine one of the great conundrums in workers comp claims: the old injury that may or may not be defined as a new injury.In 2006 David Poulton worked for Martec Industries in Rochester, New York, as a laborer. Poulton...Read More
Blowing Smoke in Montana 06/15/2010
State: MT | Segment: | 388 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesAs a service for Insider readers who do not follow the Flathead Beacon, we bring you the western Montana saga of Brock Hopkins, who either was or was not an employee of Great Bear Adventures when he had a great bear adventure of his own, m...Read More
Bagel Fraud 05/19/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 438 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonThe continuing epidemic of employer workers' comp fraud continues.....But now it has infected your local bagel provider? Mon dieu! as Inspector Clouseau would have said.A purveyor of bagels in upscale San Francisco Bay Ar...Read More
Benefits Denied for Accidental Death Caused by Oxycontin Overdose 01/27/2010
State: OH | Segment: | 578 | 0
By Daren Van VlerahOhio’s Third District Court of Appeals recently held that the family of an injured worker whose accidental death was caused by a lethal concentration of OxyContin is not entitled to death benefits under Ohio Workers’ Compensation Act.In Parker v...Read More
Building a Comp Defense Arsenal in a World of Mistrust 11/30/2009
State: PA | Segment: | 815 | 0
By Christian A. Davis and Wendy S. Smith As a practicing defense counsel in the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation bar, one might ask these days how can we build up a strong, stallworthy defense in a world where many of the defense tactics available are constantly under scruti...Read More
Benson v. WCAB is Cause for Celebration for WC Defense Community 03/21/2009
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: | 1062 | 0
By Mullen & FilippiThe Benson Decision. In a decision that is cause for celebration for the workers' compensation defense community, on Feb. 10, 2009, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the the WCAB en banc ruling in Benson v. WCAB. Basing its decision ...Read More
Blagojevich Just Had to Go 01/30/2009
By: Eugene F. Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 752 | 0
By Eugene F. KeefeSynopsis: In our humble opinion, we finally get to see the end of the career of the worst governor in the history of all "governors" of any kind... anywhere. Hopefully, this embarrassing chapter in Illinois politics will finally come to a clos...Read More
Best Wishes President Obama 01/22/2009
By: Eugene F. Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 619 | 0
By Eugene F. KeefeGod bless and protect Barack Obama, the 44th President and Commander-in-Chief of the  United States. We didn't say it would be easy and we hope he is up to the difficult tasks we have given him. He inherits the highest U.S. debt of all time and...Read More
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