Upcoming Legislative Action in Louisiana Aimed at Curbing Opioid Usage

Workers’ compensation closed pharmacy formulary bills were voted down at the last Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) meeting in late April and have not... More

A Win For Carriers: Part of CMS’s Bill Recovery Practice Deemed Unlawful

The court in CIGA v. Price, 2017 WL 1737717 (C.D. California, May 3, 2017) has issued a new ruling limiting Medicare’s conditional payment rights.... More

Arrant v. Wayne Acree, PLC: To the Supreme Court and Back Again

In a recent proceeding before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of Louisiana, Appellants, Employer, Wayne Acree, PLC, Inc. (“Acree”) and Insurer,... More

CDC Study Reveals Methadone Overdose Rates

According to a recently published CDC report, methadone deaths accounted for 23% of deaths related to opioid prescriptions in 2014.  Overall, the rate of... More

OSHA Seeks to Improve Safety for Landscaping Workers

Due to the increased occurrences of injuries and fatalities to landscaping workers in the Southeast, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) and landscaping... More

Court Awards Credit for Retirement Benefits Paid

Claimant injured his left ankle on March 2, 1998 while working with a power saw in the course of his employment with Calcasieu Parish... More

Claimant Explains Away Misrepresentations to Defeat Fraud

The claimant sought benefits from his employer in connection with two accidents allegedly sustained in the course and scope of his employment. The employer... More

The Disguised Prematurity Exception

In Christus Health Southwest Louisiana d/b/a Christus St. Patrick Hospital v. All About You Home Healthcare, Inc., et al., Relators had filed a motion... More

How Much is Your Leg Worth?

An Iberville Parish jury recently awarded Logan Milstead a $37.1 million verdict due to injuries sustained in a work accident that occurred on December... More

Houston Company to Pay $9.5 Million In Penalties

The U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, announced that Houston-based Wood Group PSN will pay $9.5... More