Featured Case of the Week: Rebuttal of AMA Guides
Riverfront Apartments, Illinois Midwest Insurance Agency, on behalf of Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jose Oliveira...
By Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
Whole person impairment ratings for sleep disorders in Table 13-4, and the instructions for use on page 317 of the AMA Guides Fifth Edition have created conflicting WCAB panel decisions on whether a sleep disorder can exist...
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The AMA Guides generally disfavors grip loss as a measurement for rating a whole person impairment (WPI). (See AMA Guides Fifth Edition, page 508.) However, a series of recent WCAB panel decisions...
New Clues on Applying an Ogilvie III Analysis in a DFEC Rebuttal Case
In a recent panel decision of Dahl v. Contra Costa County (ADJ1310387) issued on May 18, 2012, the WCAB commissioners shed some light on how to apply an Ogilvie III analysis in a...
At a seminar during the recent DWC 19th Annual Educational Conference in Oakland, we heard opinions about interpreting Ogilvie , rating permanent disability, and rebutting the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule. Although Ogilvie did not give us...
The wait for a ruling in Valdez is over.
The California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 has spoken in Elayne Valdez v. WCAB and Warehouse Demo Services [unpublished] [subsequently certified for publication June 18, 2012]. The Court reversed...
Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.
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