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Workers' Compensation News


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

LeFevre: Confusing the Role of Treatment Guidelines and Formularies 03/08/2018
By: Phil LeFevre
State: NA | Segment: Top | 413 | 0
Clients and partners have asked for an official ODG response to the latest blog by Ca...Read More

Langham: The Meaning of 'Reasonable' 03/09/2018
By: David Langham
State: IA | Segment: Top | 275 | 0
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently rendered an interesting decision in Nestle USA v. Connell. ...Read More

Luna: Opioid Epidemic Deserves More Than a Closed Formulary 03/07/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 584 | 0
We have not yet completed the first quarter of 2018, and numerous states are already engaged in vigorous debate considering the adoption of a drug formulary to help curb opioid use/abuse in their respective workers’ compensation systems. ...Read More

Langham: Comparing Funding Processes 02/21/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 401 | 0
There are different ways to fund workers' compensation systems. This post compares North Carolina's model to Florida's. ...Read More

Langham: Discovery Sanctions 01/31/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 544 | 0
It has been a few years since I took the bench in Pensacola, more than 16, to be precise. A great deal has changed in Florida workers' compensation over that period. And, perhaps there are things that recur. Through intent or inadvertence, possibly the same disputes and conflicts arise r...Read More

Langham: Tennessee Exposure Lesson 01/29/2018
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 549 | 0
A recent Tennessee Supreme Court case affirmed death benefits awarded to a widow. Holbert v. JBM Inc. is interesting as an illustration of occupational exposure. It is also an interesting illustrati...Read More

Langham: Mediation Cost in Florida Is Value 01/12/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 621 | 0
In Florida workers’ compensation most petitions for benefits (PFBs) must be mediated before they proceed to final hearing. In an effort to provide greater detail regarding mediation efforts of the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, a Settlement and Mediation Statistics Report was ...Read More

Langham: California on My Mind 01/09/2018
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 717 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It is intriguing to experience the processes and procedures used by various states' workers' compensation systems. I recently had the opportunity to discuss the California system and conclude that there are many distinctions between Florida and California. ...Read More

Langham: Florida Cost of Litigation Resolved 2017 01/03/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 599 | 0
The Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims budget, divided by the number of petitions for benefits closed, reflects that the overall cost per PFB closed fluctuated in recent years due in large part to the significant fluctuation in PFB closure rates. ...Read More
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