California: Attorney Presence at Psychiatric Evaluations

In a November 9, 2010 published decision, the California Second District Court of Appeal has interpreted established case law with respect to the right of a plaintiff's attorney in a civil case to attend a psychiatric examination of their client. In Toyota Motor Sales USA v. Superior Court...

Narcotics Use Mismanaged: Guidelines Ignored

The most disturbing conclusion that the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) presented in a webinar entitled “Use of Narcotics and Compliance with Guidelines” was that many workers’ compensation claimants (claimants) who were prescribed narcotics were not provided recommended...