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California: Interpreters at Medical Treatment Appointments (WCAB en banc)

WCAB Issues En Banc Decision regarding Allowable Fees for Interpreters at Medical Treatment Appointments. In a March 17, 2011 decision, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued an en banc decision in the matter of Jose Guitron v. Santa Fe Extruders allowing for payment of interpreters at...

MO: Court Rejects Prevailing Factor Defense to Total Knee Replacement

The problem: Claimant has a knee injury at work but a menisectomy won't fix it because of arthritis. Does the employer owe for the more complicated surgery of a total knee replacement? The answer: Yes, according to a new case from the Western District. The case is Tillotson v St. Joseph Medical Center...

California Workers Comp Liens: The Trouble With Tribbles

"The Trouble With Tribbles" is a second-season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast on December 29, 1967 and repeated June 21, 1968. The "trouble" with the Tribbles is that they reproduce far too quickly and are capable of eating a planet barren if their breeding...

California: Whose Burden Is It, Anyway?

With all of the changes in the law the last few years, practitioners are finding it more difficult to determine which side has the burden of proof. Once determined, they have a difficult time finding the appropriate evidence needed to meet this burden. Set forth below is a summary of recent Noteworthy...