Who? And when?

The governor still hasn’t filled that other vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

The rumor mill has been kinda quiet.

Send your suggestions and reliable tips to me and I’ll consider posting them.

And check back in the next couple of days for my next post… “What If?”

Julius Young
www.boxerlaw.com

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Who? And when? The governor still hasn’t filled that other vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The rumor mill has been kinda quiet. Send your suggestions and reliable tips to me and I’ll consider posting them. And check back in the next couple of days for my next post… “What If?” Julius Youngwww.boxerlaw.com (you

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The California DWC continues on in its EAMS project for the Workers Compensation Appeals Board to go paperless.

It’s a huge project, and recently there have been many rumors that the project had hit some bumps in the road, delaying its rollout.

Now the DWC is sponsoring an EAMS newsletter to keep the comp “community” advised on the status of the project. Here’s the link to that so you can subscribe:
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/eams/

CSIMS (the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery) recently sent a letter to the DWC blasting the planned cessation of EDEX later this summer. To learn about those concerns, click here:
http://www.csims.net/pdf/EDEX%20&%2 … uccess.pdf

Meanwhile, a number of attorney offices across the state (on both the applicant and defense side), are experimenting with “going paperless”.
Yours truly is one of the guinea pigs at Boxer and Gerson, adjusting to
working with mail scanned into our system in anticipation of EAMS.

Stay tuned.

Julius Young
http://www.boxerlaw.com/attorney_bios/julius_young.html

The California DWC continues on in its EAMS project for the Workers Compensation Appeals Board to go paperless. It’s a huge project, and recently there have been many rumors that the project had hit some bumps in the road, delaying its rollout. Now the DWC is sponsoring an EAMS newsletter to keep the comp “community”

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Maybe the Evian, Perrier and San Pellegrino drinkers among us are on to something? Maybe it’s not just snobbery, but rather a matter of self preservation.

Blind tastings have shown that tap water often tastes as good as pricey
waters from the Swiss and Italian Alps. But….

Consider the recent reports. An Associated Press investigation reveals
antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones are now found in American water supplies. Check this out:
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_8519245

The long term significance of this isn’t yet scientifically known. Could modern medicine’s pill-popping culture eventually be our undoing?
The pharmacy component of workers’ comp is huge. I would never begrudge injured workers what they need for pain relief.

But it does make you wonder. Are those workers’ comp medications winding up in our drinking water?

Food (or drink) for thought.

I’ll be sharing further info on the recent DWC annual conference in my next post. Stay tuned.

Julius Young
http://www.boxerlaw.com/news.html