- Mixed decision in Berkshire Hathaway workers comp policy case
A federal appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court decision involving a daycare that challenged a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary’s insurance business practices related to a workers comp policy in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- California to dismiss unresolved workers comp liens
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will Tuesday dismiss more than 292,000 unresolved liens Tuesday by claimants who did not properly file the required forms, the division announced Monday.
- Comp costs down, claim resolutions up in Oregon last year
Workers compensation costs in Oregon dipped slightly in 2016 but the number of claims resolved increased, according to figures released Monday by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
- 1 in 12 doctors receive pharma payments for opioid prescribing: Study
Approximately 1 in 12 U.S. physicians received a payment involving an opioid during a 29-month study of pharmaceutical industry influences on opioid prescribing, according to researchers who will publish their findings in September’s American Journal of Public Health.
- Workplace fumes linked to signs of early lung disease
Workplace exposure to vapors, gas, dust and fumes increases the likelihood that a CT scan will show early signs of disease in the lung tissue, according to a U.S. study.