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Ainbinder & Pratt's latest updates and commentary on workers compensation, personal injury and car accident legal issues.

RAND’S REPORT ON THE RETURN TO WORK FUND

RAND has now delivered to CHSWC a draft report on the California Return to Work Supplement Program. The report (see the bottom of this post) on the RTWSP has now been uploaded to the CHSWC website, with public comments due by May 7, 2018. RAND’s Michael Dworsky...

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Chicago Woman Sues Restaurant for ‘Piping Hot’ Lasagne

Who hasn't burned their mouth or fingers in impatient anticipation of that first bite of newly-prepared food? Whether it's microwaved pizza bites, a bagel from the toaster, or a gourmet dinner, that first bite can lead to instant regret. But some burns are worse than...

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CVS Revealed HIV Status of 6,000, Lawsuit Claims

Imagine you're at the doctor's office and the nurse calls out your name and tells the entire waiting room that you're there for a follow-up of your positive HIV test. You would most likely feel pretty violated. That's probably similar to what a group of patients is...

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Scooter or Moped Accident: When to Sue for Injuries

If you drive a scooter or moped, you've probably felt the fear of sitting in the blind spot of a huge pickup or seeing a semi gaining speed in your tiny side-view mirror. And yet, you still drive it because that little hog gets 70 miles to the gallon. But even if you...

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CHRISTINE BAKER RESIGNS

Christine Baker, the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, has resigned as of Friday March 30. In a Friday afternoon e-mail to DIR employees, Baker announced that she is retiring. The note does not address whether her retirement is effective...

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Man Sues for Rat Bite at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is not so magical when you get bitten by a rat while visiting. Unless it turns you into a princess or cooks you a seven-course dinner -- then it's still magical. Unfortunately for one park-goer, his rat bite ended in medical bills and disfigurement...

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THE OPIOID STUDY

April 1, 2018 is just around the corner. That’s when the new California workers’ comp prescription formulary will take effect for pre-2018 injuries. Under the DWC regs (see link at bottom of this post) doctors are to have filed reports by April 1, 2018 detailing...

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