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Subsequent to the passage of SB 899 in California, permanent disability is determined by using the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment , Fifth...
By Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
Figure 15-19 on page 427 of the AMA Guides Fifth Edition has been frequently used by physicians to describe lumbar or cervical spine impairments based on the partial loss of function of a sub-region of the spine. This is due...
By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D.
A new major study funded by the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) focuses on the AMA Guides Fifth Edition in California but has implications for the...