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Gelman: The Next Wave of Serious Compensation Claims 08/01/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 360 | 0
A liability trial commenced the week of July 9 in San Francisco against Monsanto Co. for the alleged carcinogenic propensities of its popular herbicide RoundUp. ...Read More

Young: The WCIRB Reports 07/27/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 323 | 0
Each year the Workers' Compensation Insurance Ratings Board prepares a report on California workers’ compensation losses and expenses during the preceding year. And each summer the WCIRB does a State of the System analysis. ...Read More

Grinberg: Telemedicine QME Eval Struck Down Again 07/26/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1158 | 0
Here's a report of a victory for defendants, and also for man’s ever intensifying battle against technology. The case is Beitpolous v. California Correctional Healthcare Services (a WCAB panel decision). ...Read More

Luna: Complacency or Complexity: UROs Crawl to Accreditation 07/25/2018
Source: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 808 | 0
Another deadline has come and gone for the California workers’ compensation community. ...Read More

Rupp: Making the Most of Your Settlements 07/24/2018
By: Katharine Rupp
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 343 | 0
Structured settlements are regularly overlooked as a viable and valuable option for funding a settlement. They are commonly perceived as extremely complicated, and the potential benefits are often overshadowed by the temptation of a large lump sum payout. ...Read More

Moore: Medical Software vs. My Semi-Annual Search for Apps 07/23/2018
Source: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 190 | 0
Workers' compensation medical software companies have been chatting with us by email, calls, LinkedIn, comments, etc. over the past few weeks. As you may know, I have written a number of articles on the lack of workers' compensation technology including apps for iPhones and Android p...Read More

Young: The Yelp Case 07/20/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 606 | 0
The California Supreme Court has rendered a 4-3 decision in Hassell v. Bird. This case may be of interest to attorneys, doctors, insurance brokers and other providers who ser...Read More

Langham: Emergency Hearings and Due Process 07/19/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 468 | 0
Winston Churchill said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others." ...Read More

Thomas: The Pike Decision 07/18/2018
Source: Joanne M. Thomas
State: CA | Segment: Top | 283 | 0
I was less than hopeful that Pike would become a defining decision on the crucial issue of entitlement to temporary total disability five years subsequent to the date of injury. ...Read More

Wickert: Subrogation Adjusters Can Now Sign Medical Expense Affidavits 07/17/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: TX | Segment: Top | 308 | 0
A generation ago, subrogation professionals were almost unheard of. Over the years, however, as prudent businesses and insurance companies began to insist on their statutory and contractual rights of subrogation, the profession has grown. ...Read More
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