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Grinberg: IC Defense Fails for Deceased Truck Driver Claim 08/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reform after reform, legislative session after legislative session, trial after trial, the workers’ compensation community has the same issue come up over and over again: employee versus independent contractor. And, to date, the ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The 'Domtar Paper' Chase Continues 08/23/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It seems that there are no lengths parties won’t go to in order to destroy what they perceive as the evil known as “subrogation.” ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Removing Friction From California's Workers' Compensation System 08/22/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1070 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California workers’ compensation system has been buzzing with activity since the passage of AB 1124 in 2015, requiring the administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a drug formulary as part of the state’s Medical Treatment Utilization Sche...Read More
 
 

Langham: A Recent 'Real' Fraud Discussion 08/21/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers' compensation is a topic that evokes strong emotions sometimes. Back in June, Joe Paduda penned a short piece on fraud that generated a fair amount of discussion, titled The Real Fraud in Workers' ...Read More
 
 

Young: WCIRB Releases 2017 State of the System Report 08/18/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 708 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has now issued its 2017 report on the state of the California workers’ comp system. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Health Care Reform Implications for Workers' Comp, Part 1 08/17/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 327 | 0
With Congressional efforts to repeal/replace/revise the Affordable Care Act behind us for now, it’s time to consider what all this means for workers’ comp. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Communication and Activation 08/16/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 398 | 0
Medical News Today (MNT) recently published "Did I understand you correctly, doc?", an expose of communication between patients and physicians. It is a worthy subject for the workers' compensation indu...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: Opioid Prescribing and Panic 08/15/2017
By: Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 616 | 0
The mechanism of opioid action is through a receptor mechanism that we all have, namely, mu, delta and kappa receptors. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: The Facts Don't Change Because You Try a Case 08/14/2017
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 313 | 0
In my early days in the practice of law, when I was eager to try every case, my dad, a lawyer, used to remind me that, "The facts don't change because you try a case." ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Surgery Could Be b-b-b-b-b-Bad 08/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 808 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas story in 2017 documented a tragic situation in which Dr. Christopher Duntsch performed some surgeries. Several patients did not enjoy the outcomes they sought. Two were rendered wheelchair-bound and others died.  ...Read More
 
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