In Chirinos v. Heartwood Cabinet , No. ADJ2087163, the WCAB panel found that the applicant’s failure to submit to a physical examination by the panel QME did not render the panel QME’s reports inadmissible for purposes of this contribution...
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California Labor Code Section 4062 provides that if either party objects to a “medical determination” made by the treating physician concerning any medical issues not...
[ Note: This article was updated on January 11, 2012, to provide the reader with more information about handling civil matters. ]
Workers’ compensation practitioners enjoy a rule that is unique to the world of EAMS litigation. 8 CCR 10507 provides...
By Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
This story is true. The names were changed to protect the guilty. This story is a great example of what is wrong with the panel QME process under Labor Code sections 4062.1 and 4062.2.
There are many cases where claims administrators...
There may be confusion about the effect of Rule 30 (d)(3) of the Administrative Director’s Rules and Regulations on denied cases. I have heard more than one adjuster express the opinion that he or she was precluded from objecting to the treating...
Set for below are three top tips for easing through the current litigation process. They include:
Forms to Expedite the Panel QME Process
State Bar now Requires Email Addresses From all Members
Procedure to Obtain an Emergency Stay
A serious question needs to be asked about whether requiring the use of one Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in a workers’ compensation case, as opposed to the use of “battling QME’s”, has reduced litigation or has actually served...