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

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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Jury Awards $3M in AndroGel Heart Attack

Most drugs have some type of negative side effect. But you usually know what those side effects are and decide that the medical benefits outweigh those risks. So, if you're not told what the risks are, you can't make that analysis. In a recent case out of federal...

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Woman Loses Slip and Fall Case Against Walgreens

People can slip and fall for a variety of reasons, from being careless to encountering a hazard on the ground. Sometimes if people fall because there was a hazard present, they may be able to recover for their injuries. This is because businesses have a general duty...

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How Much Is Your Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth?

It's hard to tell with certainty how much a personal injury claim will be worth. It will usually depend on a variety of factors such as the amount of monetary loss that has occurred as a result of the injuries, the extent of the injuries, and the nature of the...

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FRANK BRASS RETIRES

Frank Brass recently retired from the WCAB after over a decade and a half as a WCAB Commissioner.  The retirement, which occurred at the end of January 2018, has not been widely publicized. Workerscompzone wishes him all the best in his well-deserved retirement. Brass...

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Cyclist Sues for Injured in Florida Bridge Collapse

On March 15th, the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six people and injuring nine people. And, the first lawsuit relating to the tragedy has been filed, and it's likely that more lawsuits will follow. A lawsuit has been filed by a...

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