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QME Process 08/04/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 600 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonFrom the it never hurts to toot your horn department of governmental affairs:The California Division of Workers' Compensation has issued a bulletin noting that they have finally cleared their backlog of QME panel requests. Between Ap...Read More
QME Ex-parte Contact Addressed by Appellate Court 05/20/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 1037 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Richard M. "Jake" JacobsmeyerShaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain, Claffey & NixThe 2nd Appellate District, in reversing a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board  panel decision, has applied a strict interpretation of the rule prohibiting ex-parte qualified medical evaluator conta...Read More
QME Panel Case from WCAB 06/30/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 2547 | 0
By Jake Jacobsmeyer The WCAB has issued a "significant panel decision" on June 14, 2007 addressing a thorny issue involving medical-legal evaluations in cases where injured workers were previously unrepresented and become represented. In Romero v. Costco Wholesa...Read More
QRRs, Formal Conferences and Case Law Update 10/23/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 698 | 0
In the following article, rehabilitation/return-to-work expert, Allan Leno, counsels fellow professionals to ensure attendance at Formal Conferences, and does a review of couple of important recent cases.by Allan LenoQRRs and Formal Conferences I attend several formal conf...Read More
Questions on Out of State VT Plans 10/11/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 460 | 0
My June article, which discussed out of state rehabilitation pursuant to Labor Code section ...Read More
QIW Finding Not Required to Settle Rehab 03/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 676 | 0
Is a represented injured employee eligible for a VR settlement if s/he has not been determined a QIW? The short answer, according to the DWC, is "Yes." Administrative Director Dick Gannon has stated publicly that L.C. section ...Read More
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