NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.
Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.
Evidence-based medicine is the standard of compliance written into the Labor Code and used in evaluating causation issues, but in our experience the standard is often ignored or not understood. For example, studies show that baseline MRIs do not predict future low back pain, and up to 93% of them show degenerative disc disease regardless of whether the patient is reporting symptoms. The ODG in fact warns against attempting to correlate MRIs with symptoms. There is a great new summary written by a well-respected doctor which was provided to us that has the medical statistics thoroughly reviewed for neck, thoracic, lumbar, wrist and hand, shoulder and knee imaging findings. Of particular interest is the information regarding evaluating the chronicity in shoulder issues and the explanation of the reasons why so many rotator cuff surgeries fail over time. Ever tried sewing tissue paper to tissue paper? A link to the article can be found here.
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