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Workers' Compensation News


Luna: The Problem With Treatment Guidelines and Drug Formularies 02/27/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 859 | 0
Participating in legislative discussions across the country on the efficacy of adopting evidence-based medicine (EBM) treatment guidelines and drug formularies has given me a front row seat into an area of significant concern.  ...Read More

Langham: An Act Relating to Workers' Compensation 02/15/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 864 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Valentine's Day 2017 brought a news release from Associated Industries of Florida (AIF). ...Read More

Langham: A Very Brief Case Worthy of Study 02/08/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 673 | 0
On June 9, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, 194 So.3d 311 (2016). By this time, that is likely "old news" to most who read this blog. ...Read More
Lynch: Workers' Compensation Psychosocial Issues: A Big, Fat, Costly Problem 02/02/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 944 | 0
Workers’ compensation claims adjusters are busier than the Ed Sullivan Plate Spinner. Running around with one or two hundred lost time claims would make anyone dizzy, but at the recent National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference (NWCDC) in New Orleans, pres...Read More

Langham: Police Officers, Course and Scope 01/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A recent case from Texas is an interesting illustration of workers' compensation compensability, particularly as it relates to police officers.  ...Read More

Langham: Maine Makes Opioid Changes 01/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: ME | Segment: Top | 851 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Last March, the Maine Legislature passed S.P. 671. It became effective Jan. 1, 2017, and illustrates an effort to recognize the dangers of medication. ...Read More

Luna: Rethinking Return-to-Work 01/09/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1389 | 0
If there were a proven way to help injured workers return to health quickly and safely, wouldn’t it be in everyone’s best interest to make it a treatment protocol? ...Read More
Langham: What if Not a Party to THIS Case 01/05/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 678 | 0
The 2016 holiday season brought me more entreaties regarding identification of carriers. Attorneys are reaching the conclusion of their case, preparing paperwork, and filing it with the Judge's office. They are dismayed, having documented a resolution between "Joe Claimant," and &qu...Read More

Langham: Important Points From 2017 Three-Member Panel Draft Report 01/03/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 782 | 0
The Florida Three-Member Panel will meet this month in Tallahassee. The panel is a statutory body created and enabled by Section 440.13(12), Fla. Stat. It deals with reimbursement rates and schedules. And, it is charged with submitting biennial recommendations "on methods to improve the...Read More

Langham: A Florida Formulary? 12/28/2016
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 806 | 0
This blog recently featured a post on "progress." The central focus of progress is the necessity of having goals. Without goals, or a destination, it is practically impossible to ascertain progress v...Read More
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