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Education Code Benefits Trigger Two-Year TTD Cap 08/12/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 1230 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Richard M. "Jake" JacobsmeyerIn another case that adds to our growing understanding of Labor Code Section 4656(c)(1) (Two year limits on payment of TTD), the 1st Appellate District has reversed a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision after reconsideration which had ruled be...Read More
Employer Can't Raise Immigration Status Issue in Litigation 08/11/2007
By: Larry Rogak
State: CA | Segment: | 587 | 0
By Larry Rogak Gomez v. F&T Int'l (Flushing, New York) LLC, NYLJ 7/16/07 (Index no. 101817/05) (Supreme Court, New York County) (Acosta, j) This action arises out of a Feb. 4, 2005 construction site accident. F & T Int'l LLC was the owner of a certain prop...Read More
Epicondylitis: To Rate or Not to Rate? 07/28/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 465 | 0
By Leslie Dilbeck The Guides are very specific in how to address the issue of epicondylitis. They have broken down the methodology into two scenarios: surgical versus non-surgical. Non-Surgical: Section 16.7d Tendinitis (5th ed., 507) states "Se...Read More
Effects of Treatment 07/14/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 447 | 0
The Guides offer the following discussion for this impairment rating (5th ed., 20): * In certain instances, the treatment of an illness may result in apparently total remission of the person's signs and symptoms. Examples include the treatment of hypothyroidism with levothyroxine and ...Read More
Extension Lag vs. Passive Flexion Contracture 05/19/2007
By: Dr. Craig M. Uejo
State: CA | Segment: | 4822 | 0
By Dr. Craig Uejo When rating Impairment of the lower extremity after Total Knee Replacement, an examiner must know to examine and document both passive and active motion in the knee so as insure measurement of Extension Lag and Flexion Contracture, if present. These terms are not interch...Read More
EDI News From Around The Nation 05/05/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 1088 | 0
ROES Updates Automated Triggers is coming to WorkComp.NET! Are you tired of remembering when a report needs to go to the state? If so, contact Pat Cannon at (512) 363-4297, e-mail: prcannon@roeisinc.com to learn how we can automatic...Read More
Examining Hand Strength in Presence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 03/24/2007
By: Dr. Christopher R. Brigham
State: CA | Segment: | 412 | 0
By Dr. Christopher Brigham Greetings, and welcome to this week's impairment tip. This week's impairment tip is courtesy of Kenneth Subin, MD, MPH, CIME, one of our senior physician reviewers. Muscle strength testing is discussed in the Guides 5th ed. in Chapter 16,...Read More
Echeverria and the Exceptions Under Labor Code Section 4660(d) 02/24/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 1024 | 0
By Linda F. Atcherley INTRODUCTION I was kindly asked to write an article on Echeverria, the correct citation of which is State Compensation Insurance Fund v. WCAB (Echeverria), SRO 131702 and the First Appellate District Case number is A114505, a currently unpublished d...Read More
Employer Controlled Medical Treatment 07/29/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 3141 | 0
The following is an excerpt from the recently published treatise on the two-year anniversary of SB 899 by attorney Michael Sullivan. The full document can be downloaded here. Employer control of medical tr...Read More
Erroneous Rating Study Part VII 06/17/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 377 | 0
In the prior article we discussed our national study of 2100 impairment rating reviews; 80% of all ratings reviewed were erroneous, with 89% of the erroneous ratings being elevated. We also explored reasons for erroneous ratings. In this article we will present several strategies to assure accurate ...Read More
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