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Vernon Sumwalt on North Carolina Preapproval and Awards of Retroactive Attendant Care Services

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Vernon Sumwalt says the delay in authorizing medical compensation is viral throughout the workers' compensation system. Sumwalt analyzes the recent case of Boylan v. Verizon Wireless , in which the North Carolina appellate court held (again) that the Industrial Commission's...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Put a Lid on It! Court Clamps Down on Employer’s Ex Parte Communications With Treating Physician

Larson's Spotlight on Ex Parte Communication, Subsequent Injury, Utilization Review, and Attendant Care. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below...

NC: Commission Erred in Refusing Retroactive Attendant Care Services Reimbursement to Spouse

In a divided decision, the Supreme Court of North Carolina recently held that the state’s Industrial Commission may not bar family members from receiving compensation for attendant care services provided to an injured employee before obtaining approval for those services from the Commission pursuant...

Pennsylvania: Attendant Care-Providing Mother's Injuries at Hands of Knife-Wielding Son Are Compensable

In a split decision involving bizarre circumstances, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently held that a woman employed under a state-funded program to provide attendant care services at her residence for her adult son, and who was brutally attacked by the knife-wielding son while she slept, may recover...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2014

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. For the past five or six years, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’...

Florida: Judge’s Exclusion of Health Care Nurse’s Deposition Was Erroneous

A decision by a judge of compensation claims to exclude the deposition of a home health care nurse, based on the fact that the claimant’s attorney “was not aware” that the employer planned to offer it into evidence was improper, even considering the broad latitude given the JCC in such...