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Daubert v. Frye, a Fla. Debate no More 05/16/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 970 | 0
In 1923, the courts came up with a methodology for an adjudicator's evaluation of the admissibility of expert testimony in Frye v. United States, 58 293 F.2d 1013 (D.C. Cir 1923). This standard was widely accepted, and when the Federal Courts adopted The Federal Rules of Evidence, Frye was codif...Read More
Did the 1st DCA Decision Make all Reserves Inadequate? 04/01/2013
By: James J. Moore
State: FL | Segment: | 583 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal's ruling that the state's 104-week cap on temporary disability benefits is unconstitutional shows how little the upper courts understand the intricacies...Read More
Does New York Need Additional Workers' Comp Reforms? 01/29/2013
State: NY | Segment: | 418 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The following Commentary was originally published in the Sunday, Jan. 20 edition of the Buffalo News.A trial attorney’s recent essay on New York’s worker...Read More
Do Not be Afraid of CBT 01/11/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 860 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach based on the premise that our thoughts are the primary cause of our behaviors and feelings (vs. events, situations, environments, other people, etc.) CBT can help address a range of issues including how we recognize and react to pain...Read More
Don't Decry the Data 12/12/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 520 | 0
WorkCompCentral reported last week that Oklahoma is considering implementation of an administrative system for workers' compensation disputes. The effort is being spearheaded by Oklahoma Senator Mark Allen, whose company does business in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. He notes that his company'...Read More
Dual-purpose Nursing 11/01/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 601 | 0
One aspect of doing the blog is that people send me letters and emails.Today I received this unsolicited but noteworthy inquiry from an injured worker (not a client of our firm), which I'll quote in its entirety:"I wanted to send you an email about an issue th...Read More
Do I Look Stupid to You? Do I? 10/01/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 638 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tom Rowe, president and chief executive officer of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, said yesterday that by recommending no change in advisory pure premium rates for 2013, the Governing Committee of the California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) can "seize o...Read More
Does Chicago have the Worst-Run WC Defense Program of All Time? 08/02/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 891 | 0
In our view, you can’t run a defense program worse than the City of Chicago’s workers' compensation defense program is being run. The only reason it isn’t a headlines-grabbing “scandal” is that so few people truly understand workers’ compensation or its metric...Read More
Do you Know your MEDS? A Powerful Metric for Opioid Mgt. 06/27/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MED stands for morphine equivalent dosage.  And you should immediately start using it (if you're not already) to identify and mitigate the potentially harmful effects of chronic opioid use. Different formulations of opioids can be compared to one another (and the real extent of ...Read More
Dahl Decision Reveals WCAB Interpretation of Ogilvie 06/05/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 1297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After the California 1st District Court of Appeals holding in Ogilvie, many of us have been waiting to see what the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board would do.How would the WCAB interpret the 1st DCA's Ogilvie decision?In its decision the Court of Appeals rejected t...Read More
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