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Iowa: Hardness of Floor Should Have Been Considered in Idiopathic Fall Case
Posted on 28 Nov 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A divided Supreme Court of Iowa recently held that all work-related risk factors must be considered in determining the compensability of an idiopathic fall—even the hardness of the floor. Accordingly, it was error for the Commissioner and a lower... Read More

Iowa: No Claim for Bad-Faith Denial Could Be Maintained Where Insurer Had Reasonable Basis for Initial Denial
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Acknowledging that Iowa law recognized a common-law cause of action against an insurer for bad-faith denial or delay of insurance benefits, and the tort has been extended to include workers' compensation cases, an Iowa appellate court nevertheless... Read More

Georgia: Court Acknowledges “Quagmire” in State’s “Arising Out of Employment” Requirement
Posted on 23 Mar 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Labeling the state’s case law concerning the all-important “arising out of and in the course of employment” standard a “quagmire,” a Georgia appellate court agreed with a trial court that the Board’s Appellate Division... Read More

South Carolina: Nurse Anesthetist’s Fall Was Not idiopathic; Benefits Should Be Awarded
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Following remand from the state’s Supreme Court, a South Carolina appellate court held that a fall by a certified registered nurse anesthetist in an operating room was not idiopathic and arose out of and in the course of her employment in spite... Read More

Mona Lisa Smile…….Not In This Delaware Dental Case!!
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Holiday greetings to one and all. And a shout out to my new urban legend, that rascal Gary Baker. Do y'all remember my post of 7/22/09? Titled "Gone to the Dogs...." , it was a little ditty about course and scope and the idiopathic fall... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Idiopathic Fall From Bridge Arose From Employment
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Idiopathic Fall, Hepatitis, Slip and Fall, and Heart Attack. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law ... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Idiopathic Fall From Standing Position to Brick Floor Not Compensable
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Idiopathic Fall, Late Filing, Filing of Claim, and Job Search. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant Cannot “Swap Horses Between Courts”
Posted on 24 May 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on AOE/COE, Idiopathic Fall, Unwitnessed Death, and Intentional Tort. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

Idiopathic Seizures in a Post-SB 899 World: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/13/2012)
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the January 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. FEATURED CASE: IDIOPATHIC SEIZURES IN A POST-SB 899 WORLD Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete summary. Harris Ranch Inn... Read More

Idiopathic Seizures in a Post-SB 899 World: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/13/2012)
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the January 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. FEATURED CASE: IDIOPATHIC SEIZURES IN A POST-SB 899 WORLD Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete summary. Harris Ranch... Read More

Mona Lisa Smile…….Not In This Delaware Dental Case!!
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Holiday greetings to one and all. And a shout out to my new urban legend, that rascal Gary Baker. Do y'all remember my post of 7/22/09? Titled "Gone to the Dogs...." , it was a little ditty about course and scope and the idiopathic fall... Read More

Gone to the Dogs – Idiopathic Fall Defense Fails in Case of Veterinarian Who Collapses During Surgery
Posted on 22 Jul 2009 by Cassandra Roberts

Cases that review the "idiopathic fall" doctrine pop up in Delaware on an occasional basis at best and often present interesting facts. In a recent decision of the Industrial Accident Board, Laci Nash v. Medical Management International ,... Read More