LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/2/2014) – Physician Recycled Old Patient Test Results To Bill For New Fake Neurological Tests

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 2, 2014 Physician Recycled Old Patient Test Results To Bill For New Fake Neurological Tests (NY) – Rajpaul Singh, M.D., who operated the Liberty Advance Medical P.C. clinic, has pled guilty to defrauding...

Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter
California: The Applicant’s Attorney's Right to a 5814.5 Fee

The WCAB explains why a 5814.5 fee should be awarded where a 5814 penalty is found In Juarez v. Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, having previously issued a Notice of Intention (NIT) to award attorney’s...

Thomas A. Robinson
WCRI Studies Show 75 Percent of Injured Workers Get Opioids, But Don’t Get Opioid Management Services

Two new studies published by Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) show that on average three out of four injured workers in the United States receive opioid prescriptions for pain relief following workplace injuries and that generally...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Adult Children Can Receive Lifetime Death Benefits: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/1/2014)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the October 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All...

Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter
California: Opioid Medications in the Treatment of Work-Related Injuries

According to the Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker, “ opioid misuse is a national concern ”. As a result of this “misuse”, the Division of Workers’ Compensation recently posted proposed “ Guidelines...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/29/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. New Study Finds Big Drop in Injury Rate When Mandated Nurse Staff Ratios...