California Panel QME Process: Is It Time to Admit We Are Dealing With a Monster?

A serious question needs to be asked about whether requiring the use of one Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in a workers’ compensation case, as opposed to the use of “battling QME’s”, has reduced litigation or has actually served to increase litigation. No question, at least...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (3/8/2013)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 2 February 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...

California: Calculating the Attorney’s Fee

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Several recent panel decisions have dealt with the issue of calculation of attorney’s fees. In some cases, the WCAB has awarded higher fees than the WCJ. In other cases, the WCAB has drastically...