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New York Case Law Update 12/05/2014
By: WCC Staff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 468 | 0
NEW! Matter of Cohen v. Workers' Compensation Board, 518477, (11/26/2014): A New York appellate court ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Board acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denyin...Read More
 
 
New Opioid Coming Soon: Hysingla ER 12/01/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 732 | 0
Because not only do we need another opioid on the market ... but we need a new one from Purdue Pharma. On the heels of the much debated approval of Zohydro ER, the market's first hydrocodone-only painkiller, comes the FDA's approval of Hysingla ER, the market's first hydrocodo...Read More
 
 
November 2014 Case Law Update 11/19/2014
By: Michael Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 388 | 0
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In Jackson v. Northrup Grumman Corp., 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 460, the WCAB concluded that it did not have jurisdiction over an applicant's cumulative trauma claim when he worked in Georgia and Florida because there was no contract of hire between ...Read More
 
 
NNT in Pain Management: You've Been Right all Along 10/29/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 562 | 0
The National Safety Council's Dr. Don Teater has penned a white paper that contains powerful data and interesting insights regarding the use of opioid...Read More
 
 
New York Case Law Update 10/28/2014
Source: WCC Staff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 211 | 0
NEW! Ginter v. Flushing Terrace, 2012-04513, (10/15/2014): A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and general contractor on a construction project were entitled to summary judgment on one...Read More
 
 
New Challenges in Home Health Care 08/04/2014
State: CA | Segment: Top | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At the time Senate Bill 863 was enacted on Jan. 1, 2013, Labor Code §4600(h) was incorporated, allowing reimbursement of home health care services as medical treatment. Despite its categorization of home health care services as medical treatment, §4600(h) limits an employer’s duty...Read More
 
 
New York's Acupuncture Experiment 06/26/2014
State: NY | Segment: | 702 | 0
My dad was a pioneering dentist in California while I was growing up.He was the first in the state to have any automation in his dental office, with a computer system that cost thousands of dollars more than the top-of-the-line systems offered today, with about one-one hundredth of the c...Read More
 
 
New Fee Schedule Unlikely to Improve Access 03/07/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 365 | 0
The Workers Compensation Research Institute says the new fee schedule could improve access. What nonsense!WCRI said that the new fee schedule could change utilization patterns because it would increase pay to primary care providers. In the same breath, WCRI admitted that "the institute d...Read More
 
 
No Medicare Set Aside Money for Undocumented Immigrant 01/20/2014
By: Matthew Ignoffo
State: NA | Segment: | 434 | 0
The facts in the case of Ramos v. Becco Contractors, Inc. involve an accepted ankle injury of Jose Ramos. Ramos eventually sought benefits for permanent total disability and in doing so included a n...Read More
 
 
New York Struggling To Save Anti-Subrogation Law 12/27/2013
By: Timothy S. Mentkowski
State: NY | Segment: | 330 | 0
Following closely on the heels of an unfavorable decision, state legislators in Albany wasted no time embarking on a rescue mission to save New York’s anti-subrogation statute from ERISA preemption. McKinney’s G.O.L. §§ 5-101 and 5-335. The statute, originally enacted in 2009, ...Read More
 
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