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California: The Important Distinctions Between Reconsideration and Removal

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and rule cited below. Commonly, when appealing an adverse determination of a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge (WCJ), a practitioner will file a petition for reconsideration, and, in the alternative, a petition for removal...

California: How to File an Appeal of a Final Determination of an Independent Medical Review

A great deal of mystery surrounds who, what, where, when, and how the Applicant or Defendant can appeal an adverse Final Determination of an independent medical review. This article will discuss the process that leads from a utilization review denial through the IMR process and onto the final step of...

Defendant’s Strict Security Regulations Prevented Applicant From Disclosing Information on Work Exposure: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/17/2015)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for March 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Wausau Insurance Company, Petitioner...

California: WCAB Panel Takes Strict, Literal Approach to IMR Appeals

No material mistake of fact exists when IMR reviewer fails to list the actual reports and records reviewed by the IMR physician In Hacker v. County of San Bernardino-Public Health Department , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split panel opinion, held that the WCJ’s findings...