Landmark Alert - Case Law: Village of North Palm Beach and the Fraud Defense; a definitive new 1st DCA fraud ruling further clarifying, simplifying and toughening the "fraud" defense. Village of North Palm Beach and Employers Mutual, Inc. v. McKale, FLW D2365b, (Fla. 1st DCA 10/06/05). W...Read More
Kroll Associates Inc. v. Sands Brothers & Co. Ltd., NYLJ 8/25/05
(Supreme Court, New York County) (LEHNER, j)
What is the liability of a law firm for outside investigative
services rendered in connection with litigation being handled by it?
Currently the law guiding courts on this ...Read More
Well it's that time of year again when the large workers' compensation conferences are coming up and I have to decide how I want to spend my marketing dollars. I am not sure I want to continue to participate as a vendor in these conferences; the return on investment simply isn't there. Even some of ...Read More
Occasionally there is information that I think would be interesting and informative to recipients of my periodic missives but not sufficiently interesting or expansive enough to warrant a complete message. I am going to save up a number of those items and send out a periodic update on such multiple...Read More
A recent post in the Professional WorkCompForums, Claims Adjusters topic, reviewed a likely common problem due to the time constraints concerning Qualified Medical Examinations, and medical-legal dispute resolution. The following is an edited version of that discussion:Q:
I am work...Read More
This is the second and concluding article on the evaluation of soft tissue injuries and low back pain in particular. It deals with a new technique in the evaluation of these costly and omnipresent complaints.
For many years medical practitioners of all types were devoid of a complete tool...Read More
The following article on general low back pain is the first installment in a series on the important aspects of one of the most ubiquitous problems in medicine today.
Low back pain is defined as any pain affecting the lower part of the back. It can be referred from ...Read More
By Tina M. Trudel, PhD
The first part of this article series introduced patterns of brain-behavior relationships. This article will provide a basis for understanding behavior.
Needless to say, with the complexities and inter-rel...Read More
By Tina M. Trudel, PhD
For many individuals who sustain brain injury, personality change and behavioral challenges are a persisting problem. In fact, in many long-term outcome studies, these behavioral factors are often described as the greatest obstacles to success for the individual, a...Read More
A recurring theme in the injured worker sections of workcompcentral is that the injured worker is ultimately responsible for him or her self. An example of this truism can be found on almost a daily basis in the workcompcentral I...Read More