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Navigating Medical Provider Network Issues in California

How does a defendant prove that it sent the proper notices in compliance with Knight, and when exactly will it be liable for treatment procured outside of the MPN? There have been several cases as of late addressing MPN issues. Specifically, there has been Knight v. United Parcel Service (2006) 71...

California: Procedure for Striking a Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator

FREE ENEWSLETTER; SIGN UP TODAY HERE Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Medical-Legal Procedure; Assignment of QME Panel. WCAB granted removal and rescinded WCJ’s order that applicant violated LC 4062.2(c)...

California: Statute of Limitations in Workers’ Compensation

In the workers’ compensation world, there is a long held belief that the “tie goes to the injured worker.” This is especially true when it comes to the statutes of limitations. In fact, the 4th DCA in the case of Blanchard v. WCAB (1975) 53 Cal. App. 3d 590, 40 Cal Comp Cases 784 [...

Employer Lacked Sufficient Notice of Alleged Industrial Injury to Trigger Duty to Provide Claim Form, Notice of Benefits: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/17/2016)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the August 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Susan Ostini , Petitioner v. Workers'...