Workers' Compensation

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Everybody Loves Raymond…….. and Delaware Superior Court Ruling Allows IAB to Bypass Utilization Review
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Okay, this one is a big deal, folks, a procedural lollapalooza, with props to both Mike Galbraith and Dennis Menton who heralded the Superior Court appellate decision as it was released by the Court. Allow me to simply introduce Mike's comments and... Read More

Walks on Water? A Parable About Surgery From the Delaware IAB
Posted on 6 Sep 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Okay, so the ridiculously cute kids pictured above are Daniel and Juliette Kimmel, Larry's kids. This case has nothing to do with Larry.....the kids are just THAT cute that they deserve to be enjoyed by everyone, and the beach pics are an apt salute... Read More

Twice Blessed……and Two Spinal Cord Stimulator Cases From the First State
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Above is a picture of Keri Morris' twins Madison Rose and Landon. They were recently in a wedding and don't they look cute enough to be the cake topper? Every time I look at this pic, it tickles me how the little guy has a cheese cracker in his... Read More

Put the Knife Back in the Butcher Block, Please – Another Ditty About Surgery at the Delaware IAB
Posted on 20 Sep 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

As Susan Hauske might say, defense lawyers we are on a roll. Susan was prompted to share the ruling du jour in light of my recent (9/6/12) post titled Walks on Water? , a discussion of a recent ruling in which surgery was denied, a rare occurrence here... Read More

The Bid Day Post….And a Moment of Wonderment as the Delaware IAB Rules That UR - Certified Treatment Is Unreasonable/ Unnecessary
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today is auspicious for two reasons. First it is "Bid Day" at Auburn University. Picture above is my Sweet Caroline (in the white eyelet dress) offering a "bid" to her little sister. And another great Gamma Phi Beta tradition continues... Read More

A Momentary Lapse? Period Of Lapsed Provider Certification In Delaware Not Sufficient To Disqualify Medical Bills
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

A big shout-out to both Dr. Doug Briggs who brought this case to my attention, and to Donna Forrest at the DOL who brought the case to his attention. Today's case is a very narrow issue and it is just quirky enough to be worth knowing. The answers... Read More

Serial Killer: Delaware IAB Addresses the Issue of Treatment Post-UR Non-Cert…and How Long Does a UR Non-Cert “Stick”?
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I discovered for the first time since the inception of The Detour & Frolic, that there are times I just don't feel being one of them. I want to share, I want to banter, but my shoulder hurts and I am cranky form having the... Read More

I’ll Take Mine With Icing: A New Spin on Daubert in Delaware
Posted on 22 May 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

My Daddy, who I lost the week before I started law school, always used to say "Jack of all trades, master of none." Maybe that's why my practice has been limited to work comp and that alone these last 30 plus years. Today's post... Read More

Four Doctors and a Claimant—A Study In Lymphedema At the Delaware IAB
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Thought I was done posting this week until I heard from Don Marston with a little tutorial on lymphedema. Now how could I turn that one down? So here you have it: "Here is a case that may have some appeal for your blog. Lymphedema is... Read More

The Proverbs 31 Post....and a Little Utilization Review Round-Up in Delaware
Posted on 27 Jul 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." Proverbs 31:26. Today's post is a little self-therapy. I always strive to be the quintessential Proverbs 31 woman, and while I invariably fall short, at least on... Read More