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Missouri: Lab Tech Proves a Work-Related Hep C Infection

What does the widow of a deceased hospital employee have to prove to make a submissible case when the claimant worked around blood during his career and many years later develops hepatitis? In a March 26 decision, Smith, dec. v Capital Region Medical , No. WD75078 (Mo Ct. App 2013), the court of appeals...

Cocaine Use, Not Needle Stick, More Likely Cause of Hepatitis C: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/20/2014)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Jose Morfin, Petitioner v. Workers'...

Specialty Drugs: An Approaching Tsunami in Workers’ Compensation Costs?

Earlier this year, myMatrixx, a company specializing in pharmacy and ancillary services for workers’ compensation programs, forecast in a Webinar broadcast that drug treatment costs in these programs are poised to rise exponentially. Their projected acceleration of costs is attributed to acceleration...

Missouri: Court Affirms Death Benefits for Hep C Exposure

Can a hospital worker recover benefits for hepatitis C without showing the disease was present in the hospital where he worked? Smith v Capital Region Medical Center , 2014 Mo. App. Lexis 1453 (lexis.com), 2014 Mo. App. Lexis 1453 (Lexis Advance) (December 23, 2014) affirmed an award of death benefits...

Price Controls on Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Global Perspectives on the Free Market Debate

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. We love our pharmaceuticals here in the U S of A and we pay through the nose for them too...