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

COVID-19 Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) addresses how the massive slowdown of economic activity early in the pandemic impacted workers’... More

MBLB Joins in Amicus Brief to the Louisiana Supreme Court

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett has joined the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in... 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

Two Strange Cases Highlight the Need for a Plaintiff to Keep His Dates Straight

In Louisiana, what most states refer to as the “statute of limitations” is called a “prescriptive period.” Just like a statute of limitations, this is... More

Second Injury Fund Not Entitled to Audit Medical Expenses Paid by Insurer in Workers’ Compensation Case

In the First Circuit case of Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company v. State Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Board, 2020 WL 3287042, 2019-1101 (La.App. 1 Cir. 6/18/20),... More

Louisiana Fifth Circuit Affirms Finding of Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Matter

The Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit just released a new decision affirming the finding fraudulent the conduct of a claimant who lied... More

Department of Labor Sets National Average Weekly Wage

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Industry Notice 182 setting the National Average Weekly Wage (NAWW), maximum and minimum compensation rates, and annual adjustments... More