- Bill seeks to remove exclusive remedy for bad faith claims
- New Jersey’s 5-day opioid prescription bill signed into law
In a little less than 90 days doctors, in New Jersey who want to prescribe opioids to their patients for the first time will only be able to prescribe them for five days.
- Texas bill addresses comp for first responders with PTSD
A Texas lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cover post-traumatic stress disorder under workers compensation for first responders in the state.
- Workers comp medical providers suspended for fraud
Seven medical providers that filed more than 8,500 fraudulent liens totaling $59 million in claims are now suspended from serving injured workers under California’s workers compensation system.
- Comp fraud convictions lead to $66,000 in restitution
Thirteen Ohioans were convicted of workers comp fraud in January, seven of whom received workers comp benefits while working.
- Employee may sue colleague for work accident, court rules
Workers comp exclusive remedy rules in Missouri don’t apply to co-workers, an appellate court found.
- Workers comp drug formulary bill advances in Pennsylvania House
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a workers compensation drug formulary, putting the state in line with a national trend of states governing prescription habits among doctors to curb overprescribing of certain drugs, including opioids.
- Partial finger amputation doesn’t constitute loss of whole hand
- Proposal would require injured workers to pay attorney fees
The Associated Industries of Florida also wants to prohibit workers comp judges from ordering insurers and employers to pay claimants’ attorney fees.