WCAB Split Panel Ends Opioid Treatment: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/8/2013)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the November 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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Jack O'Day (O'Day), Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Wickes 055/Wickes Lumber Corporation, Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, Respondents, 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 174 (lexis.com), 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 174 (Lexis Advance)

Medical Treatment—Resolution of Treatment Disputes—WCAB, in split panel decision, rescinded WCJ’s findings and order requiring defendant to provide medical treatment as recommended by applicant’s primary treating physician pursuant to stipulated award approved in 1980, under which applicant was awarded future medical treatment for 1979 injury to his back and coccyx, when medical treatment sought by applicant over years following his injury had expanded to include multiple prescriptions for opioid pain medications, defendant disputed liability for such prescriptions in light of…

David Azzolin, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, County of San Bernardino, PSI, Respondents, 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 173 (lexis.com), 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 173 (Lexis Advance)

Injury AOE/COE—WCAB held that applicant county range safety officer did not sustain burden of proving cumulative trauma injury AOE/COE from 2/13/2009 through 2/13/2010 to his body system, ear and brain (seizures), or nervous system, when WCAB found that…

WCAB's Duty to Develop Record—WCAB held that it did not have duty to develop record on injury AOE/COE issue, when it found that…

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