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Latest Stories from Eraclides Gazette

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim Cost Control: Returning Employees To Work

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By: LeRyan Lambert, Senior Counsel, Atlanta A recent Gazette article discussed the financial benefits of maintaining valid and effective panels of physicians, and following panel procedure. Now, we will address another cost-controlling measure: preparing for and mitigating litigation costs by returning injured employees to work. Finding light duty accommodations can be daunting for employers. It […]

A Force to Be Reckoned With: Prosthetic Devices and Statute of Limitations Defenses

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By: Faith Searles, Associate, Tampa How familiar are you with Newton’s third law? By way of a refresher, that tenet holds, “tfor every action there is always an equal and opposite, or contrary, reaction.” While many of us likely harken back to our seventh grade science class, this law also may bring to mind many […]

Team EG Lends a Hand at Give Kids the World Service Day at WCI 2017

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By: Sean Callahan, Associate, Orlando Who wakes up at 5:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning before the sun is out, and drives to the Marriott World Center while sipping caffeine and belting out unintelligible lyrics to whatever music is being played on the radio at such an early hour (in a futile attempt to wake […]

Georgia Grapples with Medical Marijuana

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By Ashley Rudolph, Legal Intern, and George Waters, Partner, Atlanta Medical marijuana continues to be a hot topic and an emerging area of the law. While at the federal level marijuana is illegal for both medicinal and recreational purposes, state governments are beginning to take a different stance. Currently, thirty states now recognize medical cannabis, […]

Telecommuting in Florida: Carriers’ Liability a Reality

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By: Ryan Knight, Associate, Miami Telecommuting has become increasingly popular over the past decade. More than 60 percent of organizations surveyed by the Society of Human Resource Management in 2016 said they allow some type of telecommuting. Offering remote employment presents benefits to both the employee and the employer. The employees, particularly working parents, relish the […]

What is the Tennessee Drug Formulary?

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By: Richard Clark, Of Counsel, Nashville Our Nashville office has provided numerous educational training sessions regarding the Drug Formulary that has gone into effect. The training sessions have been beneficial in an effort to bring insurance professionals up to speed regarding what the Drug Formulary is and how it is being put into practice via […]

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 […]