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Florida: Court Kicks Important One-Time Change in Physician Issue to Supreme Court
Posted on 28 Jun 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Construing Florida's one-time change of physician statute, § 440.13(2)(f), a state appellate court held, in a divided decision, that it is insufficient for an employer or carrier to provide the worker with the name of a new physician within the... Read More

Virginia: Claimant’s Aversion to Hypodermic Needles Did Not Justify Change in Physicians
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A claimant’s aversion to hypodermic needles associated with injection treatments for her lower back condition was not a sufficient reason to justify a change in physicians, held a Virginia appellate court. Claimant’s physician observed that... Read More

New Study on Low Back Pain Examines Costs and Benefits of State Workers’ Compensation Policy Variations
Posted on 30 Oct 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

While employer control reduces medical costs, allowing employees a one-time change in physician may not be as expensive as employers fear By Thomas A. Robinson, co-author, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law According to a recent study... Read More

Virginia: Commission Appropriately Authorized Change of Physician Where Resulted in No Improvement
Posted on 11 Aug 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Workers’ Compensation Commission properly authorized an injured employee to change her treating physician pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 65.2–603 because, while recognizing that there was a difference of opinion among the doctors, the... Read More