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Pennsylvania: Attendant Care-Providing Mother's Injuries at Hands of Knife-Wielding Son Are Compensable
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision involving bizarre circumstances, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently held that a woman employed under a state-funded program to provide attendant care services at her residence for her adult son, and who was brutally attacked by... Read More

NC: Commission Erred in Refusing Retroactive Attendant Care Services Reimbursement to Spouse
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

In a divided decision, the Supreme Court of North Carolina recently held that the state’s Industrial Commission may not bar family members from receiving compensation for attendant care services provided to an injured employee before obtaining approval... Read More

Florida: Judge’s Exclusion of Health Care Nurse’s Deposition Was Erroneous
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A decision by a judge of compensation claims to exclude the deposition of a home health care nurse, based on the fact that the claimant’s attorney “was not aware” that the employer planned to offer it into evidence was improper, even... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Put a Lid on It! Court Clamps Down on Employer’s Ex Parte Communications With Treating Physician
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Ex Parte Communication, Subsequent Injury, Utilization Review, and Attendant Care. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Pennsylvania: Mother/Attendant Care Worker May Not Recover for Injuries Sustained When Son Attacked Her With Knife
Posted on 30 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania woman who, pursuant to a state-funded program, was paid on an hourly basis to provide attendant care services for her thirty-three year old son who had significant health issues related to his long-term drug use, did not sustain an injury... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Put a Lid on It! Court Clamps Down on Employer’s Ex Parte Communications With Treating Physician
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Ex Parte Communication, Subsequent Injury, Utilization Review, and Attendant Care. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Vernon Sumwalt on North Carolina Preapproval and Awards of Retroactive Attendant Care Services
Posted on 1 Mar 2010 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Vernon Sumwalt says the delay in authorizing medical compensation is viral throughout the workers' compensation system. Sumwalt analyzes the recent case of Boylan v. Verizon Wireless , in which the North Carolina... Read More