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Alternative Approaches to Treating Chronic Back Pain

Drugs aren’t the only solution This is a hard pill to swallow for “pill mill” doctors and pharmaceutical companies that provide their supply, but alternative workers’ compensation approaches to managing chronic pain are increasingly popular. A November 17, 2011 session at the...

Alternative Approaches to Treating Chronic Back Pain

Drugs aren’t the only solution This is a hard pill to swallow for “pill mill” doctors and pharmaceutical companies that provide their supply, but alternative workers’ compensation approaches to managing chronic pain are increasingly popular. A November 17, 2011 session at the...

Hurts So Good: Delaware UR Appeal Reverses In Favor Of Peripheral Nerve Stimulator

Let's face it-Mike Freebery in his cashmere robe is a tough act to follow. So is Wil Davis basking in the glow of his successful defense of a heart attack case (not quite sure what he wears to bed). But along comes James Donovan with a little update on the topic of UR appeals. And is it all that...

Hurts So Good: Delaware UR Appeal Reverses In Favor Of Peripheral Nerve Stimulator

Let's face it-Mike Freebery in his cashmere robe is a tough act to follow. So is Wil Davis basking in the glow of his successful defense of a heart attack case (not quite sure what he wears to bed). But along comes James Donovan with a little update on the topic of UR appeals. And is it all that...

Missouri: Claimant's Pain Complaints Support PTD Award

A claimant who states he hurts too much to work can collect PTD benefits, even though an FCE based on "objective" findings concludes he can work in the open labor market. The court of appeals recently affirmed a Commission award of PTD against the second injury fund based on this conclusion...

Combatting the Evils of Opioid Addiction: When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

By John Stahl, Esq. LexisNexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to Lexis Advance. Bracketed citations link to lexis.com. The numerous ills associated with workers’ compensation claimants (claimants) abusing prescribed opioids is a perfect example of medical care professionals acting...

Quality "Continuum of Care" for Worst Case Lumbar Patients

Study shows return to work, work retention rates dramatically improve Measured by such yardsticks as return-to-work, work retention and reoperation rates, the success of lumbar surgeries in the Workers’ Compensation (“WC”) system could be fairly characterized as mixed. This, combined...

Missouri: Commission Doesn’t Believe Employer That He Requested a Drug Test

The employer failed to show it required a drug test after a work accident and now owes for ongoing temporary benefits because the worker states his severe chronic back pain is worse since his accident. King v American Employment Group , 2014 Mo WCLR Lexis 143 (lexis.com), 2014 Mo WCLR Lexis 143 (Lexis...