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AR: Court Rejects Employer’s Contention That Preexisting Condition Or Hydrocodone Medication Was Cause of Employee’s Falls
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Quoting the discussion in Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law related to idiopathic falls, a divided Arkansas appellate court recently affirmed a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that awarded benefits to an... Read More

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part One): The Problem
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart Colburn, Esq., Downs Stanford, P.C. A November 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report describes prescription painkiller abuse as “a public health epidemic.” The CDC concludes that “improving the way... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/10/2012)
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: ABA 2013 Workers’ Comp Midwinter Seminar &... Read More

Utilization Rates as Primary Drivers of Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Costs
Posted on 5 Oct 2013 by John Stahl

NCCI Study Analyzes Medical Benefits Expenses Knowing that high prescription drug costs are a large component of the current challenges related to curbing workers’ compensation expenses is of limited value. Finding feasible methods to reduce... Read More

10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community and the award-winning blog Work Comp Roundup have teamed up to present some common myths and facts about workers’ compensation. Our contributors represent different segments of the workers’... Read More

Texas Court Ties Injured Worker’s Drug Overdose to Side Effects of Prescription Pain Medication
Posted on 12 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

It is axiomatic in workers’ compensation law that a subsequent injury, whether an aggravation of the original injury or a new and distinct injury, is compensable if it is the direct and natural result of a compensable primary injury [see Larson’s... Read More

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Two) – The “P” Stakeholders
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart Colburn, Esq. This is the second part of a three-part series on prescription drug abuse in America. Part One explained “the problem ”. Part Two below identifies the “P” stakeholders involved with this epidemic: ... Read More

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Two) – The “P” Stakeholders
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart Colburn, Esq. This is the second part of a three-part series on prescription drug abuse in America. Part One explained “the problem ”. Part Two below identifies the “P” stakeholders involved with this epidemic: ... Read More

Texas Court Ties Injured Worker’s Drug Overdose to Side Effects of Prescription Pain Medication
Posted on 12 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

It is axiomatic in workers’ compensation law that a subsequent injury, whether an aggravation of the original injury or a new and distinct injury, is compensable if it is the direct and natural result of a compensable primary injury [see Larson’s... Read More

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part One): The Problem
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart Colburn, Esq., Downs Stanford, P.C. A November 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report describes prescription painkiller abuse as “a public health epidemic.” The CDC concludes that “improving the way... Read More

10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community and the award-winning blog Work Comp Roundup have teamed up to present some common myths and facts about workers’ compensation. Our contributors represent different segments of the workers’... Read More