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May Case Law Update 05/10/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 1247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The following is a summary of important updates to California workers' compensation law.JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Hyder v. St. Louis Rams, 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 56, the WCAB held that it did not have jurisdiction over a professional football player...Read More
Medical Treatment Guidelines: Evidence v. Consensus 04/19/2013
State: TN | Segment: | 706 | 0
Senate Bill 200 is all but signed into law in Tennessee. The bill brings broad reform measures to the state, some of which were desperately needed (e.g., the creation of an administrative dispute resolution system that will largely relieve the civil courts of the burden of work comp fights) and some...Read More
Medical Marijuana and Ariz. Workers' Compensation 04/17/2013
By: Rachel Brozina
State: AZ | Segment: | 1009 | 0
Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in November 2010, and since then, the Arizona Department of Health Services has developed a medical marijuana program to administer the certification of qualifying patients and license the dispensaries. The first dispensary was opened in Decemb...Read More
More on Concussions in Sports 03/26/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 766 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Over the last several months a debate has been raging over proposals to revamp and reduce the eligibility of many professional athletes to file cumulative trauma claims in California.And football in particular has been in the spotlight for several years as high-profile ex-player suicides...Read More
Miss. Federal Courts Willing to Make MSA Determinations 03/15/2013
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NA | Segment: | 1071 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
You may recall that a federal court in Florida recently denied a party’s motion to allow the court to determine the need for and amount of a liability Medicare set-aside in the Early v. Carnival Cruise case, stating that it is not the court's place to write in terms of an agreement nor iss...Read More
March 2013 Case Law Update 03/08/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 1580 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The following is a summary of important updates to California workers' compensation law.INJURYIn Mendoza (Villanueva) v. Redwood Empire Sawmill, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 649, the WCAB found a sudden and extraordinary employment event for the purposes of LC 32...Read More
More on Independent Medical Review Pay 02/25/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In two recent posts I've examined the issue of what doctors will be paid to do independent medical reviews (IMRs) under the new system that has gone into effect for post-1/1/13 cases.Greg Jones of WorkCompCentral.com has been covering this issue. In a piece posted Feb. 13 on the webs...Read More
Medicare, MSAs, the SMART Act and your Taxes 02/11/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 487 | 0
I’ve long avoided getting into the Medicare Set-Aside issue for a bunch of reasons: it’s highly esoteric, requires deep knowledge, is ever-changing, can get pretty nasty and getting educated about MSAs would come with a high opportunity cost – I wouldn’t be able to do any rea...Read More
Medical Association Blatantly Distorts DWC Report 01/15/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 534 | 0
Warning, this post contains adult language.Not content with reaching into employers’ pockets and taxpayers’ bank accounts, the physician dispensing industry’s slimy tentacles are oozing into the world of what passes for journalism at the Sunshine State News, and, based ...Read More
Managing the Sexual Assault Case 12/26/2012
By: Martin Klug
State: MO | Segment: | 953 | 0
The Missouri Court of Appeals recently increased benefits nearly $60,000 to a 27-year-old woman who states a co-worker raped her at work. T.H. v. Sonic Drive In of High Ridge, 2012 Mo App Lexis 1585 (December 18, 2012); 2012 Mo WCLR Lexis 102.  The court of appeals awarded benefits ...Read More
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