In a fit of anti-legislative pique last year, Gov. Brown vetoed legislation that had handily sailed though both houses of the Legislature. The intent of that legislation was to preserve neuropsych QMEs. One of the arguments in favor of so doing was that this group of experts was especia...Read More
Workers’ compensation has been around for more than 100 years. It was developed as a grand bargain between labor and employers to ensure that injured workers received appropriate medical care and wage-loss benefits while employers received protections against tort lawsuits arising from work...Read More
It is extremely ironic that the negotiation of the New York State budget is taking place in late March and that weaved into the process is an attempt to further complicate the New York state workers' compensation cystem for injured workers. The reason for the irony is that March 25 marks the ...Read More
Since 1939, § 15 has provided that a workers’ compensation carrier receives first priority recovery from a third-party settlement or judgment. In particular, it provides that “the sum recovered” in the third-party action (also defined as the “gross sum received in pay...Read More
President Obama made this ringing declaration when he was promoting the Affordable Care Act: "I will ensure that no government bureaucrat gets between you and the care that you need."
Now comes Trigeminal Neuralgia, known in medical neurological parlance as a particul...Read More
On Jan. 7, 2016 the WCIRB unveiled a report analyzing changes in indemnity claim frequency (see link below).
The report will continue to stoke the fires of those who are concerned about cumulative trauma claims in California. Of course, the classic cumulative trauma claim would be that of...Read More