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California: Diagnostic Testing: Is it Medical Treatment or Medical-Legal Expense?
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

An interesting question arises in whether diagnostic testing constitutes “medical treatment” or a valid “medical-legal” expense. If it’s deemed medical treatment, then it is subject to UR/IMR. Two recent panel decisions illustrate... Read More

California WCAB Panel Concludes That Lien Dismissal for Non-Activation Cannot Be Cured by Subsequent Payment
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Citations link to lexis.com unless otherwise noted. All bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Highlighting the immediate application of the changes brought by Senate Bill 863, a WCAB panel has concluded that failure... Read More

Dismissal of $166K Lien for Failure to Appear: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/6/2014)
Posted on 6 Mar 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here are the first and second batches of advanced postings for the March 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis... Read More

California: Dismissal of Lien Claim for Failure to Appear
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Liens; Dismissal of Lien for Failure to Appear. WCAB affirmed WCJ’s order dismissing lien claimant’s lien for failure to appear... Read More

WCAB Not Swept Away by Injured Worker’s Argument for Housekeeping Services: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/1/2012)
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the August 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summary. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Sharon... Read More

Reimbursement for Lien for Anesthesiology Services: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/7/2013)
Posted on 7 Mar 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the March 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. ... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 9 September 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

Attorney’s Fee Against $1.1M Lien Recovery Not Allowed: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/16/12)
Posted on 16 May 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the next batch of advanced postings for the May 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Rafael... Read More

California: Zombie Liens and Statute of Limitations
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

FREE ENEWSLETTER; SIGN UP TODAY HERE Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Liens; Medical; Statute of Limitations. WCAB affirmed WCJ’s order disallowing balance... Read More

Lien Claim Not Time Barred When Defendant Acknowledged Notice of Lien: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/19/2013)
Posted on 20 Mar 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the March 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California: Lien Claim Fails When Applicant Not Entitled to Self-Procure Outside Medical Provider Network
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

FREE ENEWSLETTER; SIGN UP TODAY HERE Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Medical Provider Networks; Treatment Outside MPN. WCAB, reversing WCJ, ordered that lien... Read More

California OMFS: Yet Another Death of the Extraordinary Circumstances Exception Post-2004
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A third WCAB panel finds that the extraordinary circumstances exception in the OMFS has died post-2004 In Murphy v. County of Fresno , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB rescinded the WCJ’s finding that the lien claimant Cedar-Sinai... Read More

California: Lien Disallowed for Surgical Hardware Provided to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
Posted on 28 Jun 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

WCAB disallows lien for surgical hardware based on admitted fraudulent activities of Michael Drobot and adverse inferences drawn against lien claimant including failure to produce documents of its ownership interests, fictitious business name statement... Read More

California WCAB Panel Dismisses Liens When Activation Fee Paid Hours After Commencement of Lien Conference
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Citations link to lexis.com unless otherwise noted. All bracketed cites link to Lexis Advance. In one of the first panel decisions issued after the implementation of the $100 lien filing fee, a WCAB panel has dismissed... Read More

WCAB Not Swept Away by Injured Worker’s Argument for Housekeeping Services: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/1/2012)
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the August 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summary. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Sharon... Read More