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California: Medical Records for Independent Medical Review
Posted on 10 Apr 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Defendant, not applicant, has mandatory obligation to forward all relevant medical records to IMR In Garibay-Jimenez v. Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a WCAB panel rescinded the WCJ’s order denying... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/31/2016)
Posted on 31 Oct 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 10 Oct 2016 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 ISSUE... Read More

California: Due Diligence Is the Key
Posted on 11 Jul 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

I. How NOT to Request That the Record Be Developed In the Noteworthy Panel Decision (NPD) of Quintero v. PBC Holding Corporation dba Commercial Cleaning Systems , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 610 [ 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 610 ], applicant... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Lien Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. ***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The proposed... Read More

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Lifrak! (Delaware doctor fined under new statute)"
Posted on 21 Dec 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

Well this is the post of Christmas "present" ...meaning in the here and now. I say that because this ruling is no Christmas gift to Dr. Irwin Lifrak who has the distinction of being the first doctor fined for excess photocopy charges, in violation... Read More

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update: October to December 2010
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS McNally v. Department of PATH , 2010 VT 99 (Oct. 28, 2010). Court reverses and remands on direct appeal from Commissioner for error in application of legal analysis of compensability. "In performing this fundamental... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/17/2011)
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the March 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. City and County of San Francisco, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers'... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Lien Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. ***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The... Read More

MO: No Medical History? No Problem.
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by Martin Klug

Medical records did not have to document a work injury to obtain disability benefits, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals in the case Daly v Powell Distributing , WD 71575, 71576 (Mo. App. 9-28-10). The court of appeals remanded claimant’s... Read More

NH: DoL Updates HB271
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Concord, NH (CompNewsNetwork) - As of July 1, 2010, HB271 inserts new language in RSA 281-A:23, V(a), affecting medical records in workers' compensation cases. First, there is now mandatory language to be included in every request for medical... Read More