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MO: Traumatic Brain Injury Claim Rejected When Expert Performed No Tests

Claimant hurt his ear but did not traumatically injure his brain in a 1994 accident when an over-filled cement bag exploded near him. The case is Lingo v Midwest Block and Brick, WD 71501 (Mo. App. 4-13-10) Claimant consulted seven different experts who addressed his various symptoms, including Dr...

TX: Houston Maritime Firm Obtains $14 Million Settlement for Injured Barge Worker

Houston maritime law firm conducted extensive depositions and produced a "day in the life" video on behalf of a worker with head, back and traumatic brain injuries HOUSTON, TX -- A former barge worker has obtained a $14 million settlement for serious injuries he received from a falling...

Healthcare Solutions Identifies Workers’ Compensation Future Trends and Potential Impacts

Healthcare Solutions, a medical cost management firm, released a paper on May 3, 2011, at the annual conference of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), identifying 10 emerging trends in medical treatment of workplace injuries. These trends are summarized below: Greater use of surgical...

Brain Teaser: A New Take on Head Trauma and Related Impairment in Delaware

The summer release of IAB decisions includes two recent rulings that deal with closed head injury and claims for permanent impairment pursuant to 19 Del. Code Section 2326 . Both are claimant-friendly rulings worth sharing. Case #1: Charles Buckman v. Matrix Services , IAB#1342204 (6/13/12). Claimant...

Brain Teaser: A New Take on Head Trauma and Related Impairment in Delaware

The summer release of IAB decisions includes two recent rulings that deal with closed head injury and claims for permanent impairment pursuant to 19 Del. Code Section 2326 . Both are claimant-friendly rulings worth sharing. Case #1: Charles Buckman v. Matrix Services , IAB#1342204 (6/13/12). Claimant...

David & Goliath: Army of Doctors Cannot Save Delaware Termination Petition in TBI Case

You have to hand it to my partner Tim Lengkeek. He gets sexy cases from a litigation standpoint-many of his clients have serious if not catastrophic injury (and some of them are even dead). And today's case involves a traumatic brain injury as the result of a work-related motor vehicle accident ...

David & Goliath: Army of Doctors Cannot Save Delaware Termination Petition in TBI Case

You have to hand it to my partner Tim Lengkeek. He gets sexy cases from a litigation standpoint-many of his clients have serious if not catastrophic injury (and some of them are even dead). And today's case involves a traumatic brain injury as the result of a work-related motor vehicle accident ...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (1/28/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: IAIABC Posts 50 State Medical Marijuana Survey . NFL Sued by Former Football Player’s Family...

Pennsylvania: WCJ’s Rejection of Uncontradicted Medical Evidence Offered by IRE Physician Was Appropriate

Emphasizing that with regard to expert medical testimony, one should not conflate the qualifications of the expert with the persuasiveness of the expert’s testimony, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reversed a decision by the state’s Commonwealth Court and held that a WCJ’s rejection...