NPR has produced a segment that focuses  in part on the situation of Frances Stevens, whose case is pending at the California Court of Appeal. Here is the link to the NPR webpage so you can listen or download the program transcript: www.npr.org/2015/03/30/395765942/employers-and-insurers-gain-control-in-workers-compensation-disputes I’d also recommend David DePaolo’s latest blog piece, “Year of Awareness”, DePaolo discusses

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Lately there has been intense interest in how California’s workers’ comp system is dealing with cases of severely disabled workers. Lions Raisins v. WCAB (Miramontes) could turn out to be important on that issue. More on that case in a moment, but first a little perspective on recent developments. Today ProPublica and NPR released yet another installment

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The California Insurance Guarantee Association has dropped it its Petition for a Writ filed in the California Court of Appeal, 3rd District in the case CIGA VS. WCAB (Smith). Pursuant to CIGA’s recent request, the 3rd District issued a March 18, 2015 order that “Pursuant to petitioner’s written request, the petition for writ of review filed

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Delays in the Independent Medical Review process are no laughing matter for workers who are waiting for a determination on treatments sought by their physicians. Still, I’ve had to chuckle as I read a series of articles in Workcompcentral.com over the last few days about the question of missing medical records in IMR cases. This

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Normally workers’ comp doesn’t get much national media attention. To begin with, it is somewhat arcane . And with systems varying from state to state, it is not an easy subject to cover. Generally, there is not much headline appeal in the topic. Economic justice is becoming a more frequent topic in the media, but that

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