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Weinmann: Opioid Prescribing and Panic 08/15/2017
By: Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 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 | 464 | 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 | 966 | 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
 
 

Young: Stevens Case Update 08/10/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 652 | 0
In late June the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board issued a clarifying decision in Frances Stevens V. Outspoken Enterprises (State Compensation Insurance Fund)....Read More
 
 
Lynch: Medical Care Experts: Where Would We Be Without Them? 08/09/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 558 | 0
If you’ve been following the blog-o-sphere and the LinkedIn-o-sphere, you know that the space is crowded. Lots of workers’ comp practitioners have glommed on to the idea that the way to get ahead is to write and post frequently. Connect with more than 500 others in the profession. Wri...Read More
 
 

Paduda: The Golden State's Work Comp Formulary 08/08/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 607 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s work comp pharmacy formulary process is moving ahead, but I have grave concerns in two areas: timing and cost. These are my personal concerns and are not intended to represent the views of CompPharma LLC. ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: What You Need to Know About Full and Final Settlements 08/07/2017
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 712 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations. If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of the claim.  ...Read More
 
 

Young: The Tesla Plant and Worker Safety 08/04/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 821 | 0 | Popular with Legal
About a year and a half ago I toured the Tesla factory in Fremont. What an eye-opener. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Follow Orders or Seek Relief 08/03/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida 4th District Court of Appeal recently rendered an interesting decision in Rosenwater v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 4D16-4015. The focus of the decision, a contempt of court order, it is interesting and instructive. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Termination and the Lingering Cloud Over Disabled Workers 08/02/2017
By: Jon Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 529 | 0
Injured workers are in constant fear of losing their jobs as a result of absenteeism caused by injuries incurred at work. ...Read More
 
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