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Weinmann: SB 790 Bites the Dust 09/21/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0
Our decidedly negative story on Senate Bill 790 about gifts and ben...Read More
 
 

Wickert: State Reverses Itself on Post-Settlement Trials 09/19/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
In Arizona, a workers’ compensation carrier’s statutory lien under § 23–1023 is subject to being reduced if an employer is found to be negligent by a jury. ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: UR Physicians Do Not Owe Injured Workers 'Duty of Care' 09/18/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
That utilization review physicians do not owe a duty of care to injured workers can reasonably be deduced from the recent California Supreme Court decision that trashed Kirk King's tort claim over an in...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Subrogable: Is It or Isn't It a Word? 09/13/2018
Source: Gary Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 152 | 0
We are just as guilty as everyone else. Gar...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: KP Public Affairs Assumes Advocacy at CSIMS 09/05/2018
Source: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 227 | 0
The California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS) aligned with AdvoCal-represented private physicians engaged in industrial or occupational medicine for 37 years. ...Read More
 
 

Wyatt: When Less Is More 08/14/2018
By: Thomas Wyatt
State: TN | Segment: Top | 232 | 0
Just as doctors rarely have professional relationships with healthy people, judges don’t often see cases where the workers’ compensation system works. ...Read More
 
 

Wagner: Combatting the Infiltration of Chiropractic PQMEs 08/02/2018
By: Kimberly R. Wagner
State: CA | Segment: Top | 459 | 1
One of the farthest reaching and most litigated effects of SB 899 is the alteration of the panel qualified medical evaluator process. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Subrogation Adjusters Can Now Sign Medical Expense Affidavits 07/17/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: TX | Segment: Top | 307 | 0
A generation ago, subrogation professionals were almost unheard of. Over the years, however, as prudent businesses and insurance companies began to insist on their statutory and contractual rights of subrogation, the profession has grown. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Future Credit in Third-Party Recovery Applies Only to Indemnity Benefits 07/03/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0
A long-standing controversy in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation subrogation has been resolved, and resolved in a manner most unfriendly to Pennsylvania small businesses and the entire workers’ compensation industry. ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: When Carriers Ignore Judges' Orders 06/18/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 572 | 0
When can insurance companies ignore judge's orders? Anytime they want to it appears. The following is a case example.  ...Read More
 
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