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Use of Compound Drugs, Co-Packs and Medical Foods in California Workers’ Comp Up Sharply

A new CWCI study on California workers’ compensation prescriptions shows the use of compound drugs, medical foods, and so-called convenience packs (“co-packs”) that combine prescription drugs and medical foods, increased dramatically...

Howard Stevens
California: Rule 30 is Dead; Long Live the New Rule

In an en banc decision that binds all trial judges, the WCAB has ruled that the dreaded Administrative Director Rule 30(d)(3) is invalid, and that a defendant may request and receive a proposed QME panel on a previously denied case. Rule 30(d)(3) read...

Thomas A. Robinson
Surveillance Video of Injured Worker During Prayer Service Did Not Violate Worker's Privacy

A Pennsylvania worker fell at work and fractured his right hand. He sought workers' compensation benefits, but the employer contested the claim. The employer's workers' compensation carrier hired the defendant investigation firm to perform...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Investigations (8/12/2010)

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and...

Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
California 2nd District Modifies Holding and Disposition in Ex Parte Contact Case

The 2nd District Court of Appeals has issued its 2nd decision in the Alvarez v W.C.A.B. case addressing the issue of ex parte communication with a QME/AME prohibited under Labor Code § 4062.3. In its initial decision which issued earlier this year...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/12/2010)

Here's the second batch of advanced postings for the August 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below. © Copyright 2010 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Chartis Insurance, insurer for County of Alameda...