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Delaware IAB Assesses First Section 2322F(g) Fine Against a Doctor for Failure to Complete Forms

In Thurmon Shelton v. Allen Family Foods, IAB # 1335120 (2/12/10), the first fine has been assessed under 19 Del. Code Section 2322F(g) for violation of the physician's obligation to complete forms outlining a patient's work capability status under 19 Del. Code Section 2322E(b). The imposition...

The Blind Side: More on that Delaware Doctor "Fine" Case

Yesterday I reported on Thurmon Shelton v. Allen Family Foods , IAB# 1335120 (2/12/10), in which the Delaware IAB assessed the first fine against a physician for failure to complete disability forms required by 19 Del. Code Section 2322E(b). I have since determined that there is a Motion for Re-Argument...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I conclude that Mr. LeRoy's analysis of Claimant's...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/16/2012) – Maybe Three Is A Charm, Contractor Goes Straight To Jail After Three Busts

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 investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due to a combination of multiple injuries. The court...

The Bid Day Post….And a Moment of Wonderment as the Delaware IAB Rules That UR - Certified Treatment Is Unreasonable/ Unnecessary

Today is auspicious for two reasons. First it is "Bid Day" at Auburn University. Picture above is my Sweet Caroline (in the white eyelet dress) offering a "bid" to her little sister. And another great Gamma Phi Beta tradition continues....... Talking about traditions, one was...

The Bid Day Post….And a Moment of Wonderment as the Delaware IAB Rules That UR - Certified Treatment Is Unreasonable/ Unnecessary

Today is auspicious for two reasons. First it is "Bid Day" at Auburn University. Picture above is my Sweet Caroline (in the white eyelet dress) offering a "bid" to her little sister. And another great Gamma Phi Beta tradition continues....... Talking about traditions, one was...

CWCI Scorecard Looks at Carpal Tunnel Claims in California Workers’ Comp

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released the sixth edition of its “Injury Scorecard” research series, providing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2001 to 2011 workers’ compensation claims experience for cases in which the primary diagnosis was carpal tunnel...

CWCI Scorecard Looks at Carpal Tunnel Claims in California Workers’ Comp

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released the sixth edition of its “Injury Scorecard” research series, providing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2001 to 2011 workers’ compensation claims experience for cases in which the primary diagnosis was carpal tunnel...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: New Study Claims No Association Exists Between CTS and Occupational Computer Use

The computer is now ubiquitous in our workplaces. But does all that keyboarding, typing, mouse clicking and mouse dragging cause or contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (“CTS”)? Given the prevalence of both occupational computer usage and diagnosed cases of CTS, this topic generates a lot...

Missouri: Call-A-Ride Van Operator Awarded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Benefits

Reiterating that it is for the Commission to accept or reject medical evidence and that the appellate courts should affirm the Commission’s decision to accept one of two conflicting medical opinions if that decision was supported by substantial and competent evidence, a Missouri appellate court...

New York: Apportionment in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claim Deemed Inappropriate Under Facts

Where a union carpenter was employed by several different employers from 1998 through 2009 and, in 2010, he filed a claim for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome caused by repetitive work, it was error for the Board to apportion 45 percent of the liability to an earlier employer since the carpenter was...