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Dying to Me Don't Sound like all that much Fun 10/24/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 474 | 0
John Mellencamp had a hit years ago, called The Authority Song. I heard a DJ once say that this was from his "rebellious period," which I thought really did not narrow it down much with Mellencamp. One of his lyrics in this song struck me when I read a recent report on opioids: ...Read More
Did Rising Workers' Comp Costs Kill Dominick's Finer Foods? 10/21/2013
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 485 | 0
Our readers were saddened to hear Safeway, the parent corporation of Dominick’s grocery stores, pulled the plug on 72 grocery stores and approximately 8,000 workers who all had generally excellent union jobs in our state with pensions and other benefits. One concern voiced by a reader is wheth...Read More
DSM-5: Assessing Psych Disability in PI and WC Cases 10/17/2013
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: CA | Segment: | 676 | 0
By now, virtually every interested professional has heard about the publication of the DSM-5 and probably almost as many have heard about its multiple flaws and lack of acceptance by mental health professionals all around the world. If you need some information about these issues, check out the news...Read More
DSM-5: Chicken Little was Right 07/15/2013
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: | 796 | 0
I spent 30 years as a psychology professor teaching classes in research, statistics and clinical psychology. I also spent the past 28 years working as a forensic psychologist, most of which was in workers’ compensation. I’m not a particularly open person, but given my history and what is...Read More
DSM 5: Major Changes in Medical-Legal Cases 06/04/2013
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: CA | Segment: | 918 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Thirteen years after the DSM-IV-TR was published in May 2000, the DSM-5 was officially published on May 22, 2013. Essentially, the DSM-5 has the potential for far-reaching and major changes in medical-legal cases. Basically, if the DSM-5 is sanctioned for use in medical-legal cases, psychologists, p...Read More
Daubert v. Frye, a Fla. Debate no More 05/16/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 808 | 0
In 1923, the courts came up with a methodology for an adjudicator's evaluation of the admissibility of expert testimony in Frye v. United States, 58 293 F.2d 1013 (D.C. Cir 1923). This standard was widely accepted, and when the Federal Courts adopted The Federal Rules of Evidence, Frye was codif...Read More
Did the 1st DCA Decision Make all Reserves Inadequate? 04/01/2013
By: James J. Moore
State: FL | Segment: | 437 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal's ruling that the state's 104-week cap on temporary disability benefits is unconstitutional shows how little the upper courts understand the intricacies...Read More
Does New York Need Additional Workers' Comp Reforms? 01/29/2013
State: NY | Segment: | 358 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The following Commentary was originally published in the Sunday, Jan. 20 edition of the Buffalo News.A trial attorney’s recent essay on New York’s worker...Read More
Do Not be Afraid of CBT 01/11/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 704 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach based on the premise that our thoughts are the primary cause of our behaviors and feelings (vs. events, situations, environments, other people, etc.) CBT can help address a range of issues including how we recognize and react to pain...Read More
Don't Decry the Data 12/12/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 418 | 0
WorkCompCentral reported last week that Oklahoma is considering implementation of an administrative system for workers' compensation disputes. The effort is being spearheaded by Oklahoma Senator Mark Allen, whose company does business in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. He notes that his company'...Read More
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