Court Reverses Award of Benefits

Claimant sustained an injury to his left knee in 2007 when he fell off of a trash truck in the course and scope of... More

Employer Accommodations Defeat Claim for SEBs

In Frazier v. Covenant Services Worldwide, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal was called upon to review a workers’ compensation judge’s ruling denying... More

A Win for Insurance 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

5 Year Gap in Treatment Undermines Causation Argument

In 2007, Claimant was working for Employer when a box fell on her back, causing low back pain and pain in her right leg.... More

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

Elsewhere, in … Florida

The owner of Chuy Construction Inc., Leon Jimenez, was arrested in Florida on charges of workers’ compensation fraud and theft after a tip was... More

Elsewhere, in … South Carolina

As in many industries that rely primarily on independent contractors for labor, the issue of whether exotic dancers qualify as employees that are entitled... 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