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Grinberg: 'Knowledge' Can Come Only From QME 07/16/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 390 | 0
Your humble blogger brings you the disappointing news of another defeat for the statute of limitations defense. ...Read More

Gelman: Increased Suicide Rates: Compensability and Prevention 06/21/2018
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 344 | 0
Suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999, and mental health conditions are one of several factors contributing to suicide, a compensable workers' compensation condition. ...Read More

Grinberg: Filing Limit Doesn't Turn on 'Knowledge of Industrial Causation' 06/20/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0
Have you seen the Terry v. Department of Corrections decision (writ denied) originating at the Eureka board? ...Read More

Gelman: Workers Exposed to Common Paint Strippers Suffer Fatal Reactions 06/15/2018
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 325 | 0
Litigation is advancing against the distributors and resellers of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). The lawsuits were filed for damages resulting from the alleged exposure, illness and death of users of the products. ...Read More

Grinberg: 90-Day Presumption Defeats Going-and-Coming Rule 06/13/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 444 | 1
Did you know, before members of the defense community go to sleep, we check underneath our beds for the most terrifying monster of all — the 90-day presumption? ...Read More

Grinberg: No Ogilvie Rebuttal for Non-Industrial Factors 06/08/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 639 | 0
Today I bring you the panel decision in the case of Sandoval v. Waterproofing Associates.  Therein, applicant sustained an injury in 2011 while working as a roofing journeyman, and in 2016 the matter was brought to trial. The injuries were orthopedic in nature. ...Read More

Goldstein: Effort to Add Transparency to MSP Reporting Information 06/04/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 382 | 0
Recently, Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Florida) and Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin) introduced legislation (HR 5881) in the House of Representatives to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act, specifically in an effort to provide for transparency of Medicare Secondary Payer reporting information. ...Read More

Grinberg: Exoskeletons: The Bane of CTs 05/21/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
I previously wrote a bit about exoskeletons, those robots you practically wear on the outside of your body that help take the load off for heavy or repetitive tasks. ...Read More

Goldstein: How Medicare's Interests Should Be Considered in Certain Settlements 05/09/2018
Source: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NE | Segment: Top | 255 | 0
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, through various memorandums and guides, has clearly stated that “[w]hile there are no statutory or regulatory provisions requiring that a (workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside) proposal be submitted to CMS for review, submission of...Read More

Grinberg: Different Shift/Duties but Same Commute Route = Special Mission 04/30/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 455 | 0
The going and coming rule pops up with some regularity in the workers’ comp world. Monday mornings, in particular, are a very dangerous time to be confronted with the going and coming rule, as workers injured over the weekend seeking to pin the bills and the lost time on an employ...Read More
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