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Dahl Reversed, Ability to be Rehabilitated Key to Rebuttal of PDRS 10/01/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2243 | 0
The California 1st Appellate District issued its much anticipated decision in Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Dahl) on Sept. 24. The court reversed the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision awarding 79% permanent disability in reliance upon vocational testimony holding that the exper...Read More
 
 
Dana Point Conference Features: Retired US Army Combat-Burn-Survivor, J.R. Martinez 08/24/2015
State: CA | Segment: Top | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Soldier, combat-burn-survivor and life-motivator, J.R. Martinez, has been named the keynote speaker at the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, Calif.  J.R. Martinez is a retired soldier, actor and spokesman. Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of ...Read More
 
 
Dana Point Conference Features: Retired US Army Combat-Burn-Survivor, J.R. Martinez 08/17/2015
By: California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference
State: NA | Segment: Top | 484 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Soldier, combat-burn-survivor and life-motivator, J.R. Martinez, has been named the keynote speaker at the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, Calif.  J.R. Martinez is a retired soldier, actor and spokesman. Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of ...Read More
 
 
Deposing a Psyche Doctor: Prepare for Battle! 07/22/2015
By: Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: Top | 376 | 0
Recently watching an epic battle on the big screen between dinosaurs prompted me to consider the nature of taking deposition and trial testimony from a psych doctor. In Jurassic World, the indominus rex is a dinosaur groomed to always win the battle. However, a team of intelligent velociraptors, ...Read More
 
 
Does Somebody Want to Sabotage Neuropsychological Evaluations? 05/20/2015
Source: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0
Seemingly erudite and arcane, the question of when to use neuropsychological qualified medical evaluators as opposed to psychology QMEs is not only crucial to industrial medicine and workers' compensation, but also to medical provider networks and managed care everywhere (especially to h...Read More
 
 
Deposition of Psyche Docs: Persistence Gets the Win 05/13/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 897 | 0
In my March 2014 newsletter I pointed out that a wash-in report is one in which the doctor has concluded that the patient has a disorder or suffered a psychiatric injury despite the fact that there are little or no data supporting that conclusion. I then went on to note how an attorney can deal w...Read More
 
 
Diamonds Are Forever, Settlements May Be too 04/17/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 489 | 0
A couple of settlement cases across the country provided some insight last month, and WorkCompCentral reported on both of them. In the first, review of a settlement was denied, and the settlement is permanent. In the second, an injured worker sought recovery from a former attorney and was denied....Read More
 
 
Drug Distribution: Friends in High Places 01/13/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 696 | 0
Here's the simple version: a drug is discovered, researched and developed by a pharmaceutical company. The company takes a new chemical compound from the work bench of a scientist through the various stages of animal testing and then through phases I, II and III (and sometimes IV) trials mand...Read More
 
 
December 2014 Case Law Update 12/04/2014
Source: Michael W. Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1101 | 0
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In Booth v. Chicago Bulls, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 487, the WCAB reversed a WCJ and held that it did not have jurisdiction over a professional basketball player's claim for injury when he participated in practices only three times in Californi...Read More
 
 
Drug Formularies -- much Needed in Workers' Comp 10/10/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0
Controlling drug usage in workers’ comp is – far too often – the proverbial pushing on the rope. Sure, pharmacy benefit managers and payers have done a remarkable job constraining costs and reducing the initial inappropriate use of opioids. Virtually all payers use pharm...Read More
 
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