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Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (7/6/17)

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By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com June 2017 Attorney Fees & Costs Orders Robert Willoughby v. Madison Correctional Institute JCC Lazzara: Tallahassee District                        Order Date: June 2, 2017 OJCC Case: 16-023787                                             JCC Order: Click Here Claimant’s Counsel: […]

AL Case Law Summary – 6/23/17

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Ex parte R.E. Garrison Trucking, Inc. (Ala. Civ. App. 6/16/17)             R.E. Garrison Trucking, Inc. (“Garrison”), filed a writ of mandamus directing the Washington Circuit Court (“the trial court”) to vacate its order denying Garrison’s motion for a change of venue and to enter an order transferring the workers’ compensation action to the Cullman Circuit […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (6/22/17)

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By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com JCC ORDERS Teresa Russell v. Residence Inn JCC Holley: Jacksonville District                           Order Date: May 26, 2017 OJCC Case: 16-009566                                              Date of Accident: 02/24/2015 Claimant’s Counsel: Michael Rudolph                E/C’s Counsel:  David Drill […]

Medical Necessity—Speak Now or Forever Lose the Right

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By: Mary Frances Nelson, Partner, Fort Myers The Florida Legislature recently wrapped up its 2017 session with no new workers’ compensation laws. One of the bills presented attempted further regulation of medical necessity and responses by a carrier. A bill proposed by the House actually required that a decision to accept or deny must be […]

A Workers’ Comp Approach to the Compounded Creams Conundrum

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By: Alex Lyle, Associate, Sarasota Compound medications are typically medically indicated in cases where a patient cannot tolerate commercially available medications approved by the FDA. For instance, when a person is allergic to one of the inactive ingredients in a drug, it would be appropriate for a compounding pharmacy to make a similar medication minus […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim Cost-Control Part 1: Panel of Physicians

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By: LeRyan Paige Lambert, Senior Counsel, Atlanta Workers’ compensation benefits are important to protect companies from costly general liability exposure and for workers who genuinely suffer injury or disability. Too often though, either the workers or their representatives exploit this benefit for illegitimate financial gain. Some also strategically create unnecessary litigation costs to create a […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (6/9/17)

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By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com May 2017 Attorney Fees & Costs Orders Maria Arciniega v. Dade County School Board JCC Medina-Shore: Miami District                   Order Date: May 9, 2017 OJCC Case: 14-019085                                            JCC Order: Click Here Claimant’s Counsel: Mario […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (6/2/17)

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By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com JCC ORDERS  Ronald Smith v. City of Jacksonville JCC Holley: Jacksonville District                        Order Date: May 25, 2017 OJCC Case: 16-024506                                         Date of Accident: 03/19/2016 Claimant’s Counsel: John Schickel                   E/C’s Counsel: Michael Crumpler           JCC […]

Morgan’s Tip of the Week – End to SSD Offsets?

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Greetings, One of the items listed in the White House’s proposed 2018 Federal budget (beginning  10/1/17) is to put an end to our ability in Florida to offset WC  against Social Security Disability.   This has not passed yet, it is in the proposed budget which still has to work its way through Congress. Right now, […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Updates (5/24/17)

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By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com First DCA Opinions Elsa Dominguez v. Compass Group JCC Sojourner: Lakeland District                             Opinion Date: May 16, 2017 OJCC Case: 14-012224                                                 Date of Accident: 04/01/2012 Claimant’s Trial Counsel: Alejandro Zaldivar       […]