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Idaho: For IME Purposes, Court Takes Broad View in Defining “Period of Disability”
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

In spite of language within Idaho's IME statute [Idaho Code § 72-433] that appears to require attendance at the independent medical examination (IME) session only during the injured employee's ”period of disability,” an employer... Read More

Colorado: Court Refuses to Give Presumptive Deference to DIME Physician's Opinion
Posted on 26 Apr 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Acknowledging that under Colo. Rev. Stat § 8-42-107(8)(b)(III), a division-sponsored independent medical examination (“DIME”) physician’s opinions concerning MMI and impairment are afforded presumptive weight, a state appellate... Read More

Montana: Supreme Court Says State’s IME Process Does Not Violate Due Process
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Mont. Code Ann. § 39-71-605, which permits workers’ compensation insurers to obtain multiple medical examinations of a claimant, does not permit the State Fund (which had insured the risk and was administering the claim in the instant case... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s Right to Record Independent Medical Examination
Posted on 30 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Independent Medical Examination, Intoxication, Intentional Tort, and Defense Base Act. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

The Case for Clear Guidelines for Nurse Case Managers
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Steven M. Birnbaum, Law Offices of Steven Birnbaum, San Rafael, California The cost of medical care has risen throughout our society and calls for cost control are no louder than in workers' compensation cases and Longshore cases are included... Read More

Longshore Act: Department of Labor-Appointed Independent Medical Examinations
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

The District Director, OWCP, may order an examination of the claimant by an independent medical examiner when a medical question exists with regard to the claimant’s diagnosis, extent, effectiv eness of appropriate treatment or the duration of any... Read More

The Case for Clear Guidelines for Nurse Case Managers
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Steven M. Birnbaum, Law Offices of Steven Birnbaum, San Rafael, California The cost of medical care has risen throughout our society and calls for cost control are no louder than in workers' compensation cases and Longshore cases are included... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s Right to Record Independent Medical Examination
Posted on 30 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Independent Medical Examination, Intoxication, Intentional Tort, and Defense Base Act. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (9/3/2010)
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Death Benefits, Statute of Limitations, Physician Negligence, Independent Medical Examination, and Fraud. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More