Cardiac injury claims in workers comp cases can be tricky. On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, turns to Dr. Julian M. Aroesty, cardiologist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, to explore the basics of proving and defending a work related cardiac injury claim focusing on basic causation issues, the importance of accurate history and a look at the role of a pre-existing condition.
Join host and Attorney Alan S. Pierce at the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Section (TIPS) conference in Chicago recently for a candid discussion of the AMA Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition in this Workers Comp Matters. Join Alan with special guests, Dr. Christopher Brigham, board certified in Occupational Medicine, President of Brigham and Associates and Senior Contributing Editor to AMA Guides effective now in 2008 and Attorney Todd McFarren, partner at Rucka, O’Boyle, Lombardo and McKenna and past president of the Work Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG). What’s the importance of the Guides in workers comp cases as a standard to define the impact of an injury or illness? And hear the recent criticism from some lawyers in the plaintiff bar across the U.S. Hear the issues and answers!
The future of Workers Compensation laws are changing. Trends show the laws are being reformed making it more difficult for employees and easier for big corporations when it comes to Workers Comp. Is there a trend to federalize the laws? The questions are raised during Attorney Alan S. Pierce‘s Workers Comp Matters program discussed before an audience at the recent ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) conference in Chicago. Listen as expert guests, Professor Ed Welch, School of Labor & Industrial Relations at Michigan State University and Professor John F. Burton, Jr., School of Management & Labor Relations at Rutgers University join Alan in this peek at the future and where we go from here in Workers Comp legal issues. Special thanks to TIPS Chair & Attorney Len Nason for inviting LegalTalkNetwork to the conference.
On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, turns to an expert to discuss the serious health problems of the World Trade Center rescue and the virtual collapse of the workers compensation system. Alan welcomes, Peter Rousmaniere, workers’ compensation consultant and author, who will discuss his in-depth article in Risk & Insurance magazine entitled “Breach of Trust” and explore the lives of the workers and workers compensation system six years after 911.
On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, is joined by one of the leading experts on representing the federal employee in workers comp cases. Alan welcomes, Attorney Daniel Shapiro of Shapiro & Associates, as they discuss the basics of federal workers compensation cases, the fate of the injured federal employee, representing the federal employee, the work of the OWCP and Attorney Shapiro’s involvement in these cases.
On this Workers’ Comp Matters program, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, turns to an expert to discuss Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Stress Injuries. Alan welcomes, Dr. J. Mark Melhorn, an occupational orthopedic physician who specializes in hands and the upper extremities. In addition to his practice in orthopedics at the Hand Center in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Melhorn is a Clinical Assistant Professor, in the Section of Orthopedics, Department of Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Be sure to listen!
Workers’ Comp Matters, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce, devotes this show to Back Injuries and Treatments in the Workers Comp Setting. Alan turns to the expert, Dr. Joseph Barr, Orthopedic Surgeon from Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in spine surgery, to discuss this hot topic. And you won’t want to miss ‘Case of the Day,‘ as we put Dr. Barr to the test!
Join WCM host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce from the ABA Mid-Winter Meeting of the Workers Compensation Committee with special guests discussing emerging issues such as the current MSA problem, legislative reform to make settlements in WC easier and the unforeseen issue of volunteers who have had to cross state lines in disasters such as Katrina and how that affects WC cases. You won’t want to miss the important news from guests, Attorney James A. Reiter, Chairman of the National Workers Compensation Defense Network and partner at the Michigan firm of Charfoos, Reiter, Peterson, Jones, Dorland & Hebertas well as Attorney Hervey Levin from the Dallas, Texas law firm of Hervey Levin.
Workers’ Comp Matters, hosted by Attorney Alan S. Pierce, devotes this show to disability prevention vs. disability management. Alan turns to the expert, Dr. Jennifer Christian of Webility.md to discuss this hot topic. Dr. Christian is Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of Webility.md and chief designer of the business. She has a foundation of clinical expertise acquired during her 25 year career as a board-certified occupational medicine specialist. Don’t miss this discussion!
A disability may not be visible as physical injuries are, but psychiatric disabilities are just as serious. And physical injuries can be accompanied by emotional trauma or depression. How best to understand psychiatric disability in the workers comp case? Workers Comp Matters host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce discusses these issues with an expert in legal cases of this kind, Attorney Bernard Mulholland, principal in the firm of Ford, Mulholland & Moran, P.C. in Brockton, MA , practicing over 20 years and a legal expert in the field of workers comp and psychiatric disability. Its important information for lawyers, employers and insurers.