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Guzman III: "Sifting The Wheat From The Chaff"

By Raymond F. Correio, Senior Associate, Pearlman, Borska & Wax In the wake of the 6th District Court of Appeals Decision in Guzman III issued on August 19, 2010, there has been a veritable "tsunami" of articles and commentary analyzing the Decision and attempting to predict how WCJ...

A Lesson in Pugilism: The Battle of the AMA Guides in DE

This week's post is courtesy of Kris Starr who emailed me to say: "Rodgers v. G. Dean MacEwen. I sort of won...." And for those of you who think that any sparring which occurs at the IAB over the AMA Guide 5th versus 6th is just going to be a sweet series of pitty-pat punches, here is a...

Workers’ Compensation in a Medically Overtreated Society

Workers’ compensation is no stranger to controversy. In 2009 the well-respected physician Nortin M. Hadler, MD, attacked workers’ compensation as an “evil, wrong-minded, illness-inducing maze that masquerades as social insurance”. You can read all about it in his book Stabbed...

Nevada: Terrible New Decision for Injured Workers on PPD Ratings

Just before Thanksgiving, the Nevada Supreme Court published a turkey of a decision that robs injured workers of disability award money. In Public Agency Compensation Trust v. Blake, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (2011), the court invalidated a long-standing DIR regulation that addressed how rating doctors are...

Less is More—A Study in Comparative Permanency Ratings in Delaware

First and foremost, please enjoy (above) the view of our new offices. A whole lotta white marble going on, and it's a look I can get used to. In fact, I am kind of coveting the white marble conference room tables as something that would really have eye appeal in my dining room. Today's post...

Less is More—A Study in Comparative Permanency Ratings in Delaware

First and foremost, please enjoy (above) the view of our new offices. A whole lotta white marble going on, and it's a look I can get used to. In fact, I am kind of coveting the white marble conference room tables as something that would really have eye appeal in my dining room. Today's...

The Drug Law Evolution and The Workplace

The proverbial sky could fall soon for drug testing and drug policies Since 1970, marijuana has been listed as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act, making the possession and usage of marijuana illegal under federal law. Employers have traditionally relied on this...

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update: January to March 2015

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. Julie Mercier of Williamstown, VT, has joined the staff at the Department as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist II. Ms. Mercier has an Associates of Science as a...

ACOEM Guidance on Marijuana in the Workplace: Keeping Employers Sane Amidst the Reefer Madness

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. For a Schedule I drug with no currently accepted medical use (at least according to the United...