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Langham: An Old War Story About Divorce and Workers' Comp 04/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 720 | 0
Remembering a case from years ago, I was representing a very large insurance company. It hired me to draft settlement paperwork regarding a fatality. The injured worker was undoubtedly killed on the job. No one had seen him fall, but several had been on hand when he landed. ...Read More

Langham: PDMP Success and Doctor-Shopping 04/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 703 | 0
Reuters reported in February that we are losing "91 Americans" per day to overdose. Interestingly, "since 1999, deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled,&qu...Read More

Langham: Nero May Be Fiddling; What Are You Doing? 04/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 771 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Automation is back in the news this week. It is not a new subject for this blog. I find this topic fascinating, and in some respects it reminds me of the idiom of Nero "fiddling while Rome burns." ...Read More

Langham: Comp Laude Nominations Are Open 04/07/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 971 | 0 | Popular with Employer
It is that time of year again. Time to make nominations for the Comp Laude awards. ...Read More
Lynch: The Psychosocial Buzz Is Getting Louder 04/05/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 739 | 0 | Popular with Legal
“We know the single greatest roadblock to timely work injury recovery and controlling claim costs. And it’s not overpriced care, or doubtful medical provider quality, or even litigation. It is the negative impact of personal expectations, behaviors and predicaments that can&n...Read More

Langham: PDMP and Opioids in Ohio 03/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: OH | Segment: Top | 898 | 0
A recent article in the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association caught my eye, "Strategies and policies to address the opioid epidemic: A case study of Ohio." The issue is se...Read More

Langham: Defense Fees, Loss Cost and More 03/22/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I recently had the opportunity to discuss workers' compensation with an attendee at a legislative meeting. The attendee explained to me a perception that workers' compensation insurance companies in Florida defend compensation cases too extensively. This attendee perceived that there is a...Read More

Langham: Wondering Whether to Object? 03/16/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 672 | 0 | Popular with Array
Do parties in litigation have a right to speak their piece? ...Read More
Lynch: Who Knew? Medical Marijuana Works (at Least for Chronic Pain) 03/13/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 978 | 0
Dr. Dean Hashimoto is a highly respected researcher and teacher, practicing at Massachusetts’ Partners Health Care (think Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital) and teaching at Boston College Law School. At WCRI’s Annual Conference March 2, his topic was "Medical Mariju...Read More

Langham: Compelling Florida Fee Petitions 03/10/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 950 | 0
The Florida First District Court of Appeal in September 2016 rendered Law Offices of William Souza v. Truly Nolan. It is an interesting analysis that has answered a few questions, but perh...Read More
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