By Mullen & FilippiNovember is a time for celebrating the year’s harvest. This month, the California Courts of Appeal issued a number of decisions which, for various reasons, they declared would not be officially published. We refer to these decisions as a hidden harvest becaus...Read More
By Glenn C. NeimanUnder the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, a workers’ comp insurance carrier has 21 days to accept or deny a claim. During that period, the workers’ comp insurance carrier is to investigate the claim. This both fair and clear.The awa...Read More
By Michael RusinUtilization review was a key component to the medical fee schedule legislation. Even though the statute went into effect Feb. 1, 2006, it has taken some time for employers to begin using utilization review and it has taken even longer for the Workers' Compensation Com...Read More
By Richard S. Geiger
Author's Note: At a workers' compensation seminar sponsored by the Insurance Council of Texas, I participated in a panel discussion concerning House Bill 7 enacted by the 79th Legislature (2005) and what further changes need to occur to make the workers compens...Read More
By Luis Perez-Cordero and Craig Andrew Lange
Since early July, we have seen an inordinate increase in Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Disorder Impairment (PND) Ratings. Many of these reports point to the misuse of the AMA Guides and the incomplete reporting of some qualified medical exa...Read More
By Jomar Almeda, M.D.
The lower back is an incredible structure. It supports most of the body's weight, and is involved in a number of our day to day activities, including sitting, standing, walking and lifting. Unrecognized, it had started to bear the stresses placed on it the very mom...Read More
By Jomar Almeda, MD
"Man is ill because he is never still." - Paracelsus (1493-1541)
In order to have a better understanding of low back symptoms and its many causes, it is necessary to have a general knowledge of its basic structure and function. Low back symptoms can be brou...Read More
On May 9, 2006, the Business & Industry and Insurance committees of the Texas House of Representatives held a joint hearing to receive an update from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and TDI's Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) on the implementation of House Bill (HB) 7.
The m...Read More
The Office Injury Epidemic
RSI (repetitive strain injury) and carpal tunnel syndrome are reaching epidemic proportions.
As our reliance on computers increases, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) are hitting epidemic proportions. ...Read More
Unraveling the Workers' Comp Crisis Part II
Bionomics a new Injury Prevention Strategy makes the workplace safer-lowers claims costs and lost workdays.
Contrary To Past Opinions
Employees do embrace learning how to control their own well b...Read More