- Woman's cancer death not compensable under workers comp law: Utah court
The death of a Utah woman who suffered from melanoma was not compensable under the state’s workers compensation law, even though her employer initially denied her time-off requests for surgery, a Utah appellate court has ruled.
- Man ordered to pay $4.2 million for workers compensation fraud
A Fresno, Calif., man has been ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution to workers compensation insurers after he pleaded guilty to felony insurance fraud, the California Department of Insurance said Thursday.
- Florida drug record requests up 61%, oxycodone deaths down 41%
Florida’s prescription drug monitoring program saw a 61% increase in record requests from 2012 to 2013, while oxycodone-related deaths fell 41% last year, state officials said this week.