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Nonmedical Use and Addiction: Distinctions in the Opioid Crisis 02/18/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1063 | 0
A new study coming out soon in the Annual Review of Public Health attempts to reframe our discussion regarding the opioid crisis. Often, we focus attention on nonmedical use of opioids. Tho...Read More
 
 
New York Case Law Update 01/23/2015
By: WCC Staff
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NEW! Shea v. Bloomberg, 2013-04678, (01/14/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that a stagehand should be allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for his alleged injuries after he was thrown from the cargo box of a John Deere Gator utility vehicle. NEW! Matter of Regan v. City of ...Read More
 
 
No Catastrophic Injury? No Psychiatric PD 12/29/2014
Source: Matthew G. Markham
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2898 | 0
For injuries on and after Jan. 1, 2013, there shall be no increase in impairment ratings for the compensable consequence of a physical injury resulting in psyche, sleep, or sexual dysfunction or any combination thereof, an exception thereto being catastrophic injury which includes but is not limi...Read More
 
 
New OSHA Reporting Rules 12/15/2014
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 660 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued earlier this year expanded injury-reporting requirements, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Some are worth looking at, as OSHA appears to be signaling that it's quite unhappy with the state of work injury surveillance in the country. It is convin...Read More
 
 
New York Case Law Update 12/05/2014
By: WCC Staff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 935 | 0
NEW! Matter of Cohen v. Workers' Compensation Board, 518477, (11/26/2014): A New York appellate court ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Board acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denyin...Read More
 
 
New Opioid Coming Soon: Hysingla ER 12/01/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1413 | 0
Because not only do we need another opioid on the market ... but we need a new one from Purdue Pharma. On the heels of the much debated approval of Zohydro ER, the market's first hydrocodone-only painkiller, comes the FDA's approval of Hysingla ER, the market's first hydrocodo...Read More
 
 
November 2014 Case Law Update 11/19/2014
By: Michael Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1163 | 0
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In Jackson v. Northrup Grumman Corp., 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 460, the WCAB concluded that it did not have jurisdiction over an applicant's cumulative trauma claim when he worked in Georgia and Florida because there was no contract of hire between ...Read More
 
 
NNT in Pain Management: You've Been Right all Along 10/29/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1094 | 0
The National Safety Council's Dr. Don Teater has penned a white paper that contains powerful data and interesting insights regarding the use of opioid...Read More
 
 
New York Case Law Update 10/28/2014
Source: WCC Staff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 501 | 0
NEW! Ginter v. Flushing Terrace, 2012-04513, (10/15/2014): A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and general contractor on a construction project were entitled to summary judgment on one...Read More
 
 
New Challenges in Home Health Care 08/04/2014
State: CA | Segment: Top | 829 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At the time Senate Bill 863 was enacted on Jan. 1, 2013, Labor Code §4600(h) was incorporated, allowing reimbursement of home health care services as medical treatment. Despite its categorization of home health care services as medical treatment, §4600(h) limits an employer’s duty...Read More
 
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