Workers' Compensation

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California: Genetics – A Non-Industrial Factor?
Posted on 19 Jul 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The analysis of apportionment of disability in the workers’ compensation world changed dramatically after SB899 was enacted in 2004. The changes occurred in ways no one could ever have imagined. Then, in 2017, the 3rd District Court of Appeal (DCA... Read More

California: 3rd District Rules Apportionment to Genetic Factors Permissible
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The Court of Appeals in the 3rd District has issued a blockbuster opinion on apportionment in City of Jackson v W.C.A.B. (Rice) regarding the requirements for substantial medical evidence in worker’ compensation cases. In reversing the W.C.A.B.... Read More

California: Applicant Strategies for Addressing Rice: Whether Apportionment to Genetics Is Appropriate
Posted on 4 May 2017 by Brad Wixen

As reported by the LexisNexis California Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter on May 1, 2017 (see Jacobsmeyer article ), in the recent California Third District case of City of Jackson v. W.C.A.B. (Rice), 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 383 , the court addresses... Read More

California: Apportionment of Permanent Disability Related to Genetics and Heredity: Is It A Causational Diversionary Red Herring?
Posted on 6 Jun 2017 by Raymond F. Correio

The recent decision from the Court of Appeal in City of Jackson v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Rice) (2017) 11 Cal.App. 5th 109 , 2017 Cal.App. LEXIS 383 (certified for publication), has justifiably engendered wide spread controversy in... Read More

Alternative Approaches to Treating Chronic Back Pain
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by John Stahl

Drugs aren’t the only solution This is a hard pill to swallow for “pill mill” doctors and pharmaceutical companies that provide their supply, but alternative workers’ compensation approaches to managing chronic pain are increasingly... Read More

Alternative Approaches to Treating Chronic Back Pain
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by John Stahl

Drugs aren’t the only solution This is a hard pill to swallow for “pill mill” doctors and pharmaceutical companies that provide their supply, but alternative workers’ compensation approaches to managing chronic pain are increasingly... Read More