Most important issues in California workers’ comp cases are resolved by the QME process (QME is short for “qualified medical examiner”). This usually occurs when the insurance adjuster sends the worker a letter saying that the worker must request a QME panel from the state. Often, the adjuster says that they are “objecting” to a

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Newly elected Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has announced the appointment of William Gausewitz as counsel. Poizner, the only Republican elected to statewide office in 2006 other than Gov. Schwarzenegger, had campaigned on a platform of being an independent voice. Observers have been watching closely to see who Poizner (himself a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) would tap

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