Doctor Convicted of Murder for Prescribing Unnecessary Painkillers

Lisa Tseng, a Los Angeles area doctor, was convicted of murder for killing three patients who overdosed on prescription pain medication.  The second degree murder convictions... More

Acupuncture: A Safe Alternative to Treat Pain

A recent article from the Workers’ Compensation Institute prompts health care advocates to consider alternative medicine options for pain relief. Over 11%  of the country’s... More

OWC Director Cannot Change Prescriptive Period

Claimant was injured in an accident when an eighteen wheeler ran a red light and struck his work vehicle.  Claimant was evaluated by his... More

New Appointments at Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana workforce commission announced the appointment of Sheral Kellar as director of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration.  Kellar was most recently the chief workers’... More

Pre-Existing Conditions Do Not Preclude Entitlement to SEBs

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment awarding claimant supplemental earnings benefits (“SEBs”). On March 1, 2013, Claimant began his employment,... More

Incarcerated Claimant is Not Entitled to Compensation Benefits

Claimant was working for Employer as a general laborer, or welder’s helper, when, on September 25, 2013, Claimant fell from an alleged 20-foot scaffold... More

No Vicarious Liability for Employer

On December 20, 2009, James Richards rear-ended a van in which plaintiff was a passenger.  As a result of the accident, plaintiff suffered significant... More

Claimant’s Ability to Perform Heavy-Duty Work Despite a Pre-Existing Condition Proves Beneficial

Since March 1, 2013, Claimant was employed by Employer as a driver/grounds man. His job duties consisted of driving to work sites and cutting/dumping... More

Louisiana Resident Denied Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Claimant, a Louisiana resident, worked for Employer as a truck driver.  During the course and scope of his employment, Claimant was injured in Mississippi. ... More

Occupational Disease Presumption Not Rebutted by Hearsay

Claimant was hired by Employer as a welding trainee.  Claimant began experiencing cramping and swelling in his hand, and was diagnosed with compartment syndrome. ... More