Despite the advent of the much-talked about and ballyhooed SB 863, the resolution of whether an injury arose out of the course of employment issues — as opposed to medical treatment disputes — remains of critical importance. And so it will continue to be, once SB 863’s prov...Read More
As you know, I’m not a fan of physician dispensing. In limited cases, there can be benefits from patient compliance and convenience and from immediate treatment. However, my opinion is that, in most cases, physician dispensing creates a motivation to continue prescribing (because reven...Read More
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The most important bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law during the 2015 legislative session (Assembly Bill 1124) calls for implementation of a prescription-drug formulary by July 1, 2017.
NEW! Matter of Strujan v. New York Hospital, 518465, (11/5/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that liability for a worker's 1997 injury could not yet be transferred to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases because the claim had not yet been truly closed.
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NEW! Quinones v. Olmstead Props. Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op 07571, (10/15/2015): A billboard company employee who fell off a stack of concrete blocks should not have been granted partial summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim because of conflicting evidence about whether his emplo...Read More
NEW! Ugbomah v. Edison Parking Corp., 2014-04006, (09/30/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Law did not bar a worker's lawsuit against the owners and managers of a property where the worker was allegedly injured, but that the property owners and manager...Read More
NEW! Caceres v. Standard Realty Associates, 14534 110900/10 590816/10, (08/25/2015): A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker who fell from an unsecured A-frame ladder was entitled to summary judgment as to the issue of liability under Labor Law Section 240(1).
NEW! Zamora v...Read More
The work comp service industry would have employers believe that the best workers’ comp outcomes require services of the “best” insurer, third-party administrator, preferred provider organization and other vendors. Further, that the “best” process hinges primarily on...Read More
NEW! Cunha v. Crossroads II, 2014-07319, (08/05/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a worker whose legs were crushed by an excavator could proceed with his Labor Law action against the owner of the accident site, but it said the property owner was entitled to summary judgment dism...Read More