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California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (5/5/2015)
Posted on 5 May 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 4 April 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Missouri: Commission Finds Conversion Disorder Flows From Carpal Tunnel
Posted on 19 Nov 2015 by Martin Klug

The commission affirmed an award of permanent and total disability benefits to a 38-year old woman who she states after a carpal tunnel surgery she was unable to use her arms or legs. Law-Clark v McCleod , 2015 Mo WCLR Lexis 105 (Nov. 6, 2015). Shortly... Read More

Opinion of Treating Physician Found More Persuasive Than QME’s: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/8/2015)
Posted on 8 Apr 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for April 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

In this Emerging Issues Analysis article now available on the LexisNexis Bookstore for purchase, Karen C. Yotis, Esq. examines the 2011 legislative reforms to Illinois workers’ compensation from a claims-handling perspective, as explained to her... Read More

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

In this Emerging Issues Analysis article now available on the LexisNexis Bookstore for purchase, Karen C. Yotis, Esq. examines the 2011 legislative reforms to Illinois workers’ compensation from a claims-handling perspective, as explained to her... Read More

MO: Does a Claimant Who Refuses To Attend Appointments, As a Matter Of Law, Reach Maximum Medical Improvement To Allow an Award of Permanent Partial Disability?
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Martin Klug

The recent Missouri Commission case of Baxter v General Motors Corp. , DOLIR 6-24-11, affirmed an award of benefits for disability when both experts concluded claimant did not reach maximum medical improvement. The claimant's surgeon examined... Read More

MO: Commission Rejects "Illegal Alien" Defense
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Martin Klug

The employer argued that the claimant was not entitled to any benefits because she was an illegal alien. The claimant, 42, admits she was trying to "work out" her immigration status. She admitted crossing the Mexican border illegally 19 years... Read More

MO: Carpal Tunnel Defense Condemned as “Junk Science”
Posted on 20 May 2010 by Martin Klug

A grocery store cashier developed a work-related carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a recent award affirmed by the Commission that condemned the employer's reliance on an ergonomist as tantamount to a fraudulent defense based on junk science. The... Read More