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Langham: Surgery Could Be b-b-b-b-b-Bad 08/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas story in 2017 documented a tragic situation in which Dr. Christopher Duntsch performed some surgeries. Several patients did not enjoy the outcomes they sought. Two were rendered wheelchair-bound and others died.  ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Medical Care Experts: Where Would We Be Without Them? 08/09/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 432 | 0
If you’ve been following the blog-o-sphere and the LinkedIn-o-sphere, you know that the space is crowded. Lots of workers’ comp practitioners have glommed on to the idea that the way to get ahead is to write and post frequently. Connect with more than 500 others in the profession. Wri...Read More
 
 

Langham: Follow Orders or Seek Relief 08/03/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida 4th District Court of Appeal recently rendered an interesting decision in Rosenwater v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 4D16-4015. The focus of the decision, a contempt of court order, it is interesting and instructive. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Pot, Impairment and Car Crashes 07/26/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 542 | 0
I served on a panel at the Colorado workers' compensation conference this spring. It was a tremendous program in an ideal setting at the base of Pikes Peak. Believe it or not, the subject of marijuana came up (in Colorado -- who'd have thought?). Marijuana is a subject about whi...Read More
 
 

Langham: Another Look at Castellanos 07/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 455 | 0
A great deal has been said about Castellanos v. Next Door Co. in the last year. I have written about it on a few occasions, including ...Read More
 
 

LaFetra: State Supreme Court Abandons Limits on Tort Liability 07/19/2017
By: Deborah J. LaFetra
State: MN | Segment: Top | 599 | 0
Last week, in Montemayor v. Sebright Products Inc., a 4-3 majority of the Minnesota Supreme Court held that any “close” tort case must go to...Read More
 
 

Langham: Protecting Privacy in Florida 07/07/2017
Source: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 679 | 0
Two Florida WorkCompCentral stories recently caught my eye. In Under Settlement, Telemedicine Doc to Stop Treating Injured Workers, the recruiting of patients was described. A...Read More
 
 

Langham: Waiver and Estoppel 06/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 632 | 0
Human beings may alter behavior based upon legislative and regulatory consequences. Certainly, the legislative enactment of a fine for speeding may result in slowing vehicles on roads, an intended consequence. But there may be other instances in which legislative construction may similarly p...Read More
 
 

Langham: Notice and Opportunity to Be Heard 06/15/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0
A recent Missouri WorkCompCentral story attracted my attention, Court Reverses Order Directing Payment of Attorney Fees Into Attorney's Trust. It reminded me of the classi...Read More
 
 

Langham: Inflation and Legislative Budgeting 06/09/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1024 | 0
The 2017 Florida legislative session ended in May. It was an eventful 60 days this year, with significant discussion of workers' compensation litigation, filing and attorney fees. ...Read More
 
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