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Ogilvie Petition to Supreme Court Pending 09/16/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The lengthy saga in the Ogilvie v WCAB (City & County of San Francisco) will continue for at least a while longer as the defendant in the case, C&CSF, has filed a petition for hearing in the California Supreme Court, seeking review of the 1st District Court of Appeal's rather confusing d...Read More
Ogilvie Appeal Filed with the Calif. Supreme Court 09/15/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 433 | 0
Confounding the expectations of many workers' comp pundits, the City and County of San Francisco has filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court in the Ogilvie case on Sept. 7.The argument used by Danny Chou, chief of complex and special litigation for the City and ...Read More
Ogilvie Overturned: The Issues we Face 09/01/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 918 | 0 | Popular with Legal
On July 29, the California 1st District Court of Appeal issued the long-awaited decision of Ogilvie v. WCAB, (2011) 76 CCC 624. The court held that the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule may be rebutted, but specifically rejected the method established by the appeals board in the en banc deci...Read More
Outlook for Workers' Comp: Centennial in a Storm 08/30/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 452 | 0
In this summer of weather extremes, workers' comp is celebrating its 100th birthday in America. The weather forecast - along with the prognosis for workers' comp probably sound familiar: periodic storms, heavy rain, damaging winds. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has i...Read More
OSHA to Focus on Infections in the Workplace 07/12/2011
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: | 404 | 0
By Jon GelmanThe U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace OSHA will use information gathered during these meetings to explore the possible development of a pr...Read More
OSHA Puts Residential Construction Contractors on Notice 07/05/2011
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: | 528 | 0
By Julie FergusonIn December of 2010, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration introduced stronger worker safeguards to prevent falls in residential cons...Read More
Opioids in Workers' Comp: Attacking the Messenger 03/31/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 318 | 0
By Joe PadudaCompPharma and Health Strategy AssociatesOn March 23, WorkCompCentral had a piece by Greg Jones noting complaints by the California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and California Society for Industrial Medicine and Surgery about the study on physician p...Read More
Opioids in Workers' Comp: the Prescriber Problem 03/10/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 674 | 0
By Joe PadudaCompPharma and Health Strategy AssociatesThe Pareto Principle states that 20% of the causes generate 80% of the effects.The Pareto Principle doesn't apply to physicians prescribing opioids, at least not in California. It's far worse than that....Read More
Opioids and Chronic Pain Treatment 02/01/2011
By: Dr. Steven D. Feinberg
State: CA | Segment: | 775 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Dr. Steven D. FeinbergFeinberg Medical GroupMany physicians do not fully understand the proper role of opioids in the treatment of injured workers and they do not understand the importance of a biopsychosocial, whole-person approach as promoted in the evidence-based and presumpt...Read More
Of Course I'm Right - That's My Job; Editorial on Guzman 08/20/2010
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By David J. DePaoloWorkCompCentral I'm going to gloat, because, as I constantly remind my close-to-adult children, "of course I'm right - that's my job!" Yep, I'm talking about Thursdays' decisi...Read More
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