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Keefe: When Riding a Zombie Dragon, Try Not to Get Eaten 10/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of making a permanent impairment or workers' compensation claim, some claimants and their attorneys encourage high medical bills to make “special damages” respectively high for settlements. I feel that strategy, like the zombie dragon from "Game of Thrones,&...Read More
 
 

Ruiz: Close That File: A New-Fangled Thomas Finding to the Rescue 10/04/2017
Source: Manuel A. Ruiz
State: CA | Segment: Top | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As time passes, we are handling fewer and fewer pre-Jan. 1, 2013, injuries. As such, we are going to be encountering more instances where settling a voucher becomes an issue. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Why the Foresight Deal Is Different 10/03/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 378 | 0
There are two big takeaways: the price, and why Paradigm paid so much. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Is Waiver of Third-Party Rights by Employee Enforceable? 10/02/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 260 | 0
There is seemingly no end to the attacks on a workers’ compensation carrier’s rights of subrogation and reimbursement when a third-party is liable for a work-related injury. In New Jersey, however, the Supreme Court will soon be deciding whether the employee is prohibited from su...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Do We Really Need So Many WC Arbitrators? 09/29/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 656 | 0
Almost as fast as I stopped whining about the secret process to select Illinois workers' compensation arbitrators, I learn we just added two more. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Can We Make Ourselves Safe(er)? 09/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
There will be disagreements. People are very different from one another. Despite our differences, we are drawn together through socialization, in communities that include towns, schools and workplaces. And, as people are brought together, they have disagreements. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Tapering and Weaning 09/27/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 651 | 0
How should opioid tapering be done under California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule and the formulary regulations that are being developed? ...Read More
 
 

Scarpa: IMR Remains Untouched by Attacks on Constitutionality 09/26/2017
By: Lisa Scarpa
State: CA | Segment: Top | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As if the ushering in of independent medical review under SB 863 had not raised enough questions and litigation, still more concerns regarding independent medical review were highlighted in the case of ...Read More
 
 

Fink: Getting Fraud Out of the Workers' Compensation System 09/25/2017
By: Tony Fink
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1096 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The activity by fraudulent medical providers in California’s workers’ compensation system has been well documented, and the impact can be seen by the inflated costs for medical treatment and abundance of liens clogging the system. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Social Media and Judges 09/22/2017
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 590 | 0
The ABA Journal recently reported that a Texas judge is subject to some s...Read More
 
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