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Luna: Removing Friction From California's Workers' Compensation System 08/22/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1634 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California workers’ compensation system has been buzzing with activity since the passage of AB 1124 in 2015, requiring the administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a drug formulary as part of the state’s Medical Treatment Utilization Sche...Read More
 
 

Langham: A Recent 'Real' Fraud Discussion 08/21/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers' compensation is a topic that evokes strong emotions sometimes. Back in June, Joe Paduda penned a short piece on fraud that generated a fair amount of discussion, titled The Real Fraud in Workers' ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Communication and Activation 08/16/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1222 | 0
Medical News Today (MNT) recently published "Did I understand you correctly, doc?", an expose of communication between patients and physicians. It is a worthy subject for the workers' compensation indu...Read More
 
 

Langham: Surgery Could Be b-b-b-b-b-Bad 08/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1765 | 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 | 991 | 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 | 1332 | 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 | 1140 | 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 | 947 | 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 | 1361 | 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 | 1405 | 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
 
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