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Drug Abuse and the 2016 Presidential Election 02/02/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 502 | 0
In last week's State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned prescription drug abuse as an issue where he saw opportunity for bipartisan compromise. Notably, he mentioned this in the first three minutes of the speech. And not coincidentally, he mentioned it in the same breat...Read More
 
 
DWC Admin. Director Responds to Home Health Care Column 12/14/2015
By: Destie Overpeck
State: NA | Segment: Top | 343 | 0
Julius Young wrongly asserts that California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation intends to deny necessary home health care and push injured workers to In-Home Support Services. (...Read More
 
 
December 2015 Case Law Update 12/11/2015
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jurisdiction and Subrogation In Walker v. WCAB, 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 149 (writ denied), the WCAB held that a claim filed by a professional hockey player who was employed by multiple out-of-state teams was barred by LC 3600.5 because it was filed on Sept. 16, 2013.&n...Read More
 
 
Dahl Reversed, Ability to be Rehabilitated Key to Rebuttal of PDRS 10/01/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2573 | 0
The California 1st Appellate District issued its much anticipated decision in Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Dahl) on Sept. 24. The court reversed the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision awarding 79% permanent disability in reliance upon vocational testimony holding that the exper...Read More
 
 
Dana Point Conference Features: Retired US Army Combat-Burn-Survivor, J.R. Martinez 08/24/2015
State: CA | Segment: Top | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Soldier, combat-burn-survivor and life-motivator, J.R. Martinez, has been named the keynote speaker at the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, Calif.  J.R. Martinez is a retired soldier, actor and spokesman. Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of ...Read More
 
 
Dana Point Conference Features: Retired US Army Combat-Burn-Survivor, J.R. Martinez 08/17/2015
By: California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference
State: NA | Segment: Top | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Soldier, combat-burn-survivor and life-motivator, J.R. Martinez, has been named the keynote speaker at the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, Calif.  J.R. Martinez is a retired soldier, actor and spokesman. Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of ...Read More
 
 
Deposing a Psyche Doctor: Prepare for Battle! 07/22/2015
By: Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: Top | 397 | 0
Recently watching an epic battle on the big screen between dinosaurs prompted me to consider the nature of taking deposition and trial testimony from a psych doctor. In Jurassic World, the indominus rex is a dinosaur groomed to always win the battle. However, a team of intelligent velociraptors, ...Read More
 
 
Does Somebody Want to Sabotage Neuropsychological Evaluations? 05/20/2015
Source: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 636 | 0
Seemingly erudite and arcane, the question of when to use neuropsychological qualified medical evaluators as opposed to psychology QMEs is not only crucial to industrial medicine and workers' compensation, but also to medical provider networks and managed care everywhere (especially to h...Read More
 
 
Deposition of Psyche Docs: Persistence Gets the Win 05/13/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 969 | 0
In my March 2014 newsletter I pointed out that a wash-in report is one in which the doctor has concluded that the patient has a disorder or suffered a psychiatric injury despite the fact that there are little or no data supporting that conclusion. I then went on to note how an attorney can deal w...Read More
 
 
Diamonds Are Forever, Settlements May Be too 04/17/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 533 | 0
A couple of settlement cases across the country provided some insight last month, and WorkCompCentral reported on both of them. In the first, review of a settlement was denied, and the settlement is permanent. In the second, an injured worker sought recovery from a former attorney and was denied....Read More
 
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