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California: When to Object to a Treating Physician’s Permanent Disability Determination
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. California Labor Code Section 4062 provides that if either party objects to a “medical determination” made by the treating physician concerning any medical issues not... Read More

California: Procedure for Striking a Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

FREE ENEWSLETTER; SIGN UP TODAY HERE Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Medical-Legal Procedure; Assignment of QME Panel. WCAB granted removal and rescinded WCJ’s... Read More

California: The Right to Select the Specialty of the Panel QME: Whose Choice Is It Anyways?
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the citations below. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill 899, both sides maintained the right to select their own QME. Inherent in the use of “battling QME’s” was also the right to decide what type... Read More

California: Ex Parte Communications: When Replacement Panel Not Warranted
Posted on 16 Apr 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

A recent noteworthy panel decision, Turner v. PT Gaming , addresses three interrelated issues on QME reporting and service of reports and whether they provide grounds for a new PQME. The majority, in this split opinion, concludes per Alvarez v. WCAB,... Read More

California: Procedure for Striking a Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

FREE ENEWSLETTER; SIGN UP TODAY HERE Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Medical-Legal Procedure; Assignment of QME Panel. WCAB granted removal and rescinded... Read More

California: The Right to Select the Specialty of the Panel QME: Whose Choice Is It Anyways?
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the citations below. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill 899, both sides maintained the right to select their own QME. Inherent in the use of “battling QME’s” was also the right to decide what type... Read More

California: When to Object to a Treating Physician’s Permanent Disability Determination
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. California Labor Code Section 4062 provides that if either party objects to a “medical determination” made by the treating physician concerning any medical issues not... Read More