Awhile back, I asked questions (as I often do) about Labor Code section 4061(i): How does this work?
Section 4061(i) provides, after all, that “no issue relating to a dispute over the existence or extent of permanent impairment and limitations resulting from the injur...Read More
Are you ready for a post on independent medical review? This is a good one, because the Court of Appeal has, once again, upheld the IMR process as constitutional. Not only that, the case of ...Read More
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Jan. 25 directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s medical marijuana program. The goal of the re...Read More
You receive an odd-looking petition, titled “Petition for Determination of Non-IBR Medical Legal Dispute,” from the friendly neighborhood workers’ compensation chiropractor, on a case you settled in 2014.
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We have a problem in the workers' compensation industry. It’s an expensive, inefficient and time-consuming problem. This problem involves an archaic process that nobody likes, but to which everyone continues to subscribe.
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Here's an interesting, if unpublished, decision. Remember, folks: If you cite an unpublished decision in California you will be thrown in a gulag and will get no potatoes this winter.
The matter is that of Bolanos v. WCAB and Jimenez. Bolanos was a buildi...Read More
You know, there is this wonderful movie that is not very well known. It’s called "Johnny Dangerously," and therein lies a wonderful quote by the titular character: “Remember, kid, crime doesn’t pay … well, [as Dangerously climbs into his ill-gotten limousin...Read More
The Department of Labor said Thursday that were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, which occurred at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 fu...Read More