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Workers' Compensation News


 

Wickert: Recovering Workers' Compensation Lien Out of Legal Malpractice Award 03/27/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: CA | Segment: Top | 803 | 0
There is little law in California regarding the subrogation/reimbursement and/or future credit rights of an employer or workers’ compensation carrier when an employee makes a third-party recovery because of legal malpractice in the handling of the employee’s attorney. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Are More Americans Suicidal Because of Opioids? 03/26/2018
Source: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 289 | 0
It is becoming more apparent that pain medications may be dangerous for more than one reason. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids: Bad News and Good 03/23/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 265 | 0
Patients taking opioids over the long term don’t go back to work, yet many long-term opioid patients can be weaned off opioids within two years. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Can Employer/Claims Handler Put Claimant Back to Light Work at Charity? 03/22/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 402 | 0
I am asked this question all the time. We had a reader send us a brilliant article by an excellent Illinois defense attorney, Jessica Bell, that was publ...Read More
 
 

Drummond: Court Denies Mandamus Relief From Restrictive HIPAA Order 03/21/2018
By: Charley M. Drummond
State: AL | Segment: Top | 412 | 0
On Feb. 23, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Ex Parte Alabama Gas Corporation, denying Alagasco’s petition for writ of mandamus wherein it sought relief from a particularly restrictive HIPAA order entered by the trial court. ...Read More
 
 

Jacobsmeyer: Sanity Prevails at 4th DCA 03/20/2018
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: CA | Segment: Top | 478 | 0
The 4th District of the Court of Appeals has reversed a puzzling Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision that had awarded total temporary disability benefits beyond five years from the date of injury, ignoring the plain language of Labor Code 4656(c)(2). ...Read More
 
 
Mullen & Filippi: About the Court of Appeal's Pike Decision 03/19/2018
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 440 | 0
On March 6, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in County of San Diego v. WCAB (Pike), holding that for injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2008, an injured worker is not entitled to recei...Read More
 
 

LeFevre: Confusing the Role of Treatment Guidelines and Formularies 03/08/2018
By: Phil LeFevre
State: NA | Segment: Top | 411 | 0
Clients and partners have asked for an official ODG response to the latest blog by Ca...Read More
 
 

Wilson: What Do Medicare Part D, Medicare Set-Asides and Parenting Have in Common? 03/15/2018
Source: Rita Wilson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 327 | 0
For those who have raised children or are in the process of doing so, one of our biggest challenges is to instill in our children some sort of positive decision-making paradigm.  ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Birth Defect Claims Not Blocked by WC Exclusive Remedy 03/14/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
We consider this article required reading for the insurance/claims industry. ...Read More
 
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