CA: WCAB Rejects Limitation of Deposition Questions When Applicant Claimed Psychiatric Injury

Quintella Eutsey v. City & County of San Francisco, PSI Discovery—Depositions—Psychiatric Injuries—WCAB, granting defendant ' s petition for removal, held that WCJ ' s order denying defendant ' s petition to compel deposition testimony impermissibly curtailed defendant...

California EAMS: What Are SPDs?

When the WCAB issued “significant panel decision (SPD),” Hernandez v. AMS Staff Leasing, (2011) 76 CCC – on April 11, 2011, many practitioners wondered, “What in the world is a ‘significant panel decision (SPD)’?” History of the “significant...

California EAMS: Compliance With QME Regulations

New Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) regulations were issued on Feb. 17, 2009. These regulations provide helpful guidance for both attorneys and doctors on how to obtain the highest quality evaluations for injured workers. Compliance with these regulations will ensure that once the case goes to trial...