Second Circuit Finds Employee Forfeited Benefits After Intentionally Failing to Answer Questions Regarding Past Medical History

In the recent workers’ compensation case of Spillman v. Career Adventures, Inc., the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the... More

Reliance on IME Physician’s “Overzealous” Report Found to be Objectively Reasonable

In a recent workers’ compensation case, Martin v. Doerle Food Services, LLC., 2021 La. App. LEXIS 866, 21-94 (La. App. 3 Cir. 6/2/21), the... More

Louisiana Supreme Court Declines to Include Benefits in Hearing Loss Case

In Hartman v. St. Bernard Par. Fire Dept, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to expand La. R.S. 23:1221(4)(p) to include benefits for hearing loss... More

In Workers’ Compensation Case, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Finds Employee May be Compelled to Undergo an Independent Medical Examination

In the consolidated workers’ compensation cases of Musson Patout Auto. Grp v. Maynard, 2021 WL 265779, 2020-218 (La. App. 3 Cir. 1/27/21), the Third... More

Eleventh Circuit Reaffirms District Court Decision in LHWCA Claim Against Vessel Under 905(b)

In a recent Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reaffirmed its recent... More

In Workers’ Compensation Case, First Circuit Reaffirms Choice of Pharmacy Remains with Employer

In Corona v. Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, 2020 WL 6536945 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/6/20), the First Circuit reversed the finding of the... More