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California: Should a Suspended QME Be Able to Write Admissible Medical-Legal Reports?
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Recently, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued a decision in Gary McKinney v. United Parcel Service ADJ6679833 and ADJ8786254, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --. McKinney was a driver/dockworker for United Parcel Service (UPS). He alleged... Read More

California: Replacing the Panel QME: Survey of Recent Noteworthy Panel Decisions
Posted on 21 Jan 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

© Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. I. Evolution of the Current Panel QME Process The Panel QME process has evolved in interesting ways over the years. For dates of injury prior to 2005, the panel QME process did not exist. Instead... Read More

California: Supreme Court Affirms COA in Valdez
Posted on 14 Nov 2013 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The Supreme Court has issued its long awaited ruling in the W.C.A.B. en banc decision (titled Valdez v W.C.A.B . in the Appellate Courts) regarding the admissibility of medical reports obtained by applicants under Labor Code § 4605. The W.C.A.B.... Read More

California: Navarro En Banc, Which Applied to QMEs, Also Applies Equally to AMEs
Posted on 2 May 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The California WCAB, in a recent noteworthy panel decision, noted that the holding in Navarro , which applied to QMEs, also applies equally to AMEs. In this case, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s ruling that the applicant was not required to return to... Read More

Sanctions for Skeletal and Frivolous Petitions: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/3/2014)
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for July 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved... Read More

CA: CHSWC Post Draft QME Study For Public Comment
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce the release for public comment and feedback the CHSWC QME report, “Evaluating the QME Process: Is it Equitable and Efficient... Read More