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2014 WILG Conference: Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters on Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Law

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation lawyers Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss the cutbacks in the US Department of Labor and how that affects the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), the Office of Administrative Law Judges...

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2014 WILG Conference: Billie-Marie Morrison on Social Media Ethical Considerations

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Billie-Marie Morrison about the ethical and legal considerations surrounding social media use at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group’s 2014 Conference. Morrison explains that lawyers often think of social media when marketing, hiring, or advertising, but forget the ethical implications of giving legal advice in personal blogs...

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2014 WILG Conference: Gilda Mariani on Employer Misclassification Fraud

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Gilda Mariani about the New York State Supreme Court’s Grand Jury Report at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. After the Grand Jury Report on employer fraud was released, Mariani explains, the response and next steps involved a roundtable discussion including employees, employers, chairs of...

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2014 WILG Conference: Bruce Goldstein on Immigration Policy and Migrant Workers

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Goldstein describes the impact immigration policy has on farm workers’ ability to access workers’ compensation programs and other labor rights. He explains that 50-70% undocumented migrant or seasonal farmworkers are being exploited due...

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2014 WILG Conference: Scott Trost and Nate Mudd on Mesothelioma Cases

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Scott Trost and Nate Mudd about the effects of asbestos at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos, how a 10 to 50 year latency period in effects has legal causation issues, guidelines for asbestos removal, and...

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2014 WILG Conference: Jane-Robin Wender on the Padgett Case and Florida’s Laws

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews litigator Jane-Robin Wender about Constitutional issues associated with the developments in workers’ compensation laws in Florida at the 2014 Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Wender describes the case of Padgett v. State of Florida and explains how workers’ compensation benefits in Florida have been slowly reduced...

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2014 WILG Conference: Interview with Keynote Speaker Jason Schechterle

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Jason Schechterle, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Schechterle survived being hit in his police car by another car going 100 mph. His car burst into flames and he endured 700 degree temperatures. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of...

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2014 WILG Conference: George Santini on Opting out of Workers’ Compensation

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney George Santini at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group’s 2014 Conference. Santini discusses states that allow businesses to opt out of workers compensation, the “exclusive remedy” provisions of workers’ compensation law, dispute resolution in these states, and constitutional or legal challenges to the adequacy of these...

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2014 WILG Conference: Annemarie Pantazis on the Affordable Care Act

Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney Annemarie Pantazis at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group’s 2014 Conference. They discuss how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, affects workers compensation benefits, the ACA’s policy on subrogation of treatment provided during the pendency of the case, and income qualifications for the ACA vs Medicaid....

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Offsets and Overlaps in Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Claims

When an employee has a debilitating accident at work, there are insurance and government benefits available to the employee and his or her family. Among the many benefits included are workers compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare coverage. Despite the different sources and governing bodies, many of these federal, state, and...

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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse

Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement, women who use marijuana during their pregnancies are being charged with child abuse shortly after giving birth. On this episode of Lawyer 2...

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Ringler Radio

CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Process

The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions,...

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Lawyers and Depression

Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and special guest, Professor Brian Clarke, Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School...

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Litigation Involving Actos, Transvaginal Mesh and Zohydro

A jury determined that drug makers hid cancer risks associated with the diabetes medicine, Actos, from the public. Complications stemming from transvaginal mesh and lawsuits by women against the manufacturers is another case of how a defective product can have a huge impact on a life. Zohydro, a controversial painkiller is making waves when it...

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Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims

In recent years, medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. So what happens as medical marijuana use becomes legal? How will it impact your workforce? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Richard W. Lenkov from the firm, Bryce Downey & Lenkov, to talk about medical marijuana within the workforce, defending workers’...

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