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Kamin: Lawmakers Consider Pile of WC Bills 05/31/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lawmakers are mulling over numerous workers’ compensation bills during the current legislative session that could have significant financial consequences for carriers and administrators. ...Read More

Keefe: Hold on to Your Hats 05/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
File this article under “nothing is safe when our Illinois legislature is in session.” ...Read More
Keefe: High Court Flips 'Emergency' Response Lifetime Health Care Award 03/30/2016
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
We agree with the august members of our Supreme Court but, for us, this one doesn’t pass the “smell test” for lifetime line-of-duty benefits for a police officer. We suggest our readers carefully review the Illinois Supreme Court ruling in ...Read More
Keefe: Dominicks/Safeway Has Runaway Jury Award 03/16/2016
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 425 | 0
In the second of three recent legal developments involving the intricate rights for claimants with both workers' compensation and civil claims, we are sad to report this somewhat shocking decision against a major U.S. employer. ...Read More

KCBA: Can We Drop the 'Traveling Employee' Designation? 02/26/2016
Source: Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates
State: IL | Segment: Top | 620 | 0
In United Airlines v. IWCC, No. 1-15-1693WC, issued February 22, 2016, the IWCC and IL reviewing courts had another back and forth about the “traveling employee” concept. We salute the IL WC Commission and courts for getting the ruling “right.” We caution...Read More
King v CompPartners May have Profound Consequences in Medical Treatment 01/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 796 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In King v. CompPartners, the applicant's use of Klonopin was sent by the insurer to utilization review (UR). The UR doctor concluded that this medication was not industrially medically necessary and the insu...Read More
Know when to Hold Em and Know when to Fold Em 04/03/2014
State: FL | Segment: | 237 | 0
Counsel can become difficult to get along with sometimes. Lawyers are typically reasonably sure of themselves. They typically believe that they are right, or at least believe they can convince others that they are right. That is what lawyers do, and being confident and persuasive is important. The s...Read More
Keeping Subrogation out of the Dumpster 01/28/2014
By: Aaron D. Plamann
State: NA | Segment: | 239 | 0
A Christmas-day article in one of our local newspapers drives home the important lesson that a subrogation claim is often won or lost in the short period immediately following a loss.On July 6, 2013, pieces of electrical equipment in the basement of the Milwaukee County Courthouse starte...Read More
Kudos to CorVel 05/28/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 398 | 0
I’ve often had issues with CorVel for their billing practices and other matters, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t applaud the managed-care firm for their willingness to fire a doctor that was allegedly prescribing Wasabi Rub, theramine pills, Gaba-2k rubs and surface EMGs, some of whi...Read More
Killing Compounds and Workers' Comp 10/24/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 282 | 0
When will we hear of the first workers' comp claimant to die from a faulty compounded drug? Has it happened already?This isn’t hyperbole – compounded drugs have blinded victims and killed before – a  young woman using a topical anesthetic, a patient treated for...Read More
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