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Grinberg: Hospital Worker Convicted of Fraud 04/10/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 312 | 0
Your humble blogger has been frustrated to the point of shaking his head disapprovingly and judging silently by the relationship between workers’ compensation fraud and actual conviction and restitution.  Being in the trenches, it is an unfortunate everyday occurrence that some...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Beryllium Exposure Standard Enforcement Delayed Until May 03/30/2018
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 352 | 0
The Trump administration has yet again delayed the implementation of a stricter standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The new date for enforcement is May 11, 2018. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Good-Faith Personnel Action Fails to Bar Claim 03/12/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 376 | 0
In Kirby v. Contra Costa Water District, applicant claimed to have sustained a psyche injury related to work under the supervision of two of defendant’s supervising employe...Read More
 
 

George and Walls: Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management 03/05/2018
By: Kimberly George and Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
One of the areas of focus on "Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark" has been addressing chronic pain without opioids. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Can Comp System Be Vaccinated Against Flu? 02/27/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 377 | 0
This flu season has been epidemic. It has severely affected the occupational health network and created challenges not foreseen by the crafters of the 1911 workers’ compensation acts in New Jersey.  ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Medical Exam Sufficient to Proceed to Trial 02/14/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 491 | 0
Awhile back, I asked questions (as I often do) about Labor Code section 4061(i): How does this work? Section 4061(i) provides, after all, that “no issue relating to a dispute over the existence or extent of permanent impairment and limitations resulting from the injur...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: COA: Keeping Identity of IMR Reviewers Secret Is Constitutional 02/06/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 391 | 0
Are you ready for a post on independent medical review? This is a good one, because the Court of Appeal has, once again, upheld the IMR process as constitutional. Not only that, the case of ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Governor Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of Medical Marijuana Policy 02/02/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 603 | 0
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Jan. 25 directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s medical marijuana program. The goal of the re...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Unpaid Volunteer Firefighter not Entitled to Temporary Benefits 12/15/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 743 | 0
The New Jersey Appellate Division held, in an unreported opinion, that an unpaid and unemployed volunteered firefighter was not entitled to temporary workers’ compensat...Read More
 
 

Gorman: Non-IBR Medical-Legal Disputes Increasing Litigation 12/14/2017
By: Patrick C. Gorman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 794 | 0
You receive an odd-looking petition, titled “Petition for Determination of Non-IBR Medical Legal Dispute,” from the friendly neighborhood workers’ compensation chiropractor, on a case you settled in 2014. ...Read More
 
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