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.
States have been cracking down on the lucrative practice of physician dispensing of prescription drugs, a practice largely limited to workers’ compensation doctors. Some doctors are prescribing novel doses of common drugs for which they can charge more. For example, muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine is commonly prescribed in 5 and 10 milligram doses. However, physicians are dispensing new 7.5 milligram doses of the medication for which they can charge nearly 5 times as much, despite the lack of any medical evidence that the new dose is any more effective. Another move we are seeing is physicians prescribing complex compounded medications, such as topical creams to treat pain, also despite evidence that these creams are not effective.