Texas Appeals Panel Decision No. 100146 – Extent of Injury

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford In Appeals Panel Decision 100146, t he issue reported out of the Benefit Review Conference is whether or not the compensable injury extended to and included “depressive reaction with anxiety (anxiety and depression), major depressive disorder...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...