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Missouri: Court Awards Total Benefits for Woman Trapped in Elevator
Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by Martin Klug

A 61-year old woman walks into an elevator at work. The scenario may start to sound like a joke. She works in customer service on the 5th floor in the employer’s building in Greene County, Missouri. The elevator falls a flight, and she isn’t... Read More

Federal: Ohio Employee May Maintain Civil Action for PTSD Against Employer
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Construing Ohio law, a federal district court in that state denied an employer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a civil action filed by an employee in which the employee alleged that he suffered severe mental pain and suffering and psychological... Read More

Neuropsychologists and the AB 1542 Veto
Posted on 22 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

A revision of the QME regulations was approved by the Office of Administrative Law in August 2015. One controversial part of these new regulations was the removal of neuropsychology as a designated QME specialty. Labor Code Section 139.2 provides the... Read More

Connecticut: Employer Need Not Pay for Palliative Medical Care
Posted on 13 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Connecticut court affirmed the finding of the commissioner that various medications prescribed by the plaintiff’s treating physician for a head injury that occurred some 18 years earlier were palliative rather than curative, and thus were not... Read More

Something for Everyone: The AMA Guides and the Central Nervous System
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment , Fifth Edition, Chapter 13 on the central and peripheral nervous system, is one of the most important chapters in the Guides for our purposes as workers’ compensation... Read More

Head Case: Superior Court Upholds Delaware IAB Decision Denying Permanent Impairment In Head Trauma Case
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

Cases involving head trauma are usually taken pretty seriously by the Delaware IAB. And the experienced practitioner knows that a variety of permanency can be fleshed out of a good old-fashioned knock on the noggin. As a chronic migraine sufferer (with... Read More

Something for Everyone: The AMA Guides and the Central Nervous System
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment , Fifth Edition, Chapter 13 on the central and peripheral nervous system, is one of the most important chapters in the Guides for our purposes as workers’ compensation... Read More

Head Case: Superior Court Upholds Delaware IAB Decision Denying Permanent Impairment In Head Trauma Case
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

Cases involving head trauma are usually taken pretty seriously by the Delaware IAB. And the experienced practitioner knows that a variety of permanency can be fleshed out of a good old-fashioned knock on the noggin. As a chronic migraine sufferer (with... Read More