Wrongful Denials of Care

The State of California is playing doctor. In 2015, the Division of Industrial Relations promulgated Medical Treatment Utilization Guidelines (MTUS) that limit medical care provided to injured workers. I am writing a series of articles to point out some of the deceptions contained in these mandatory guidelines which are preventing injured workers from getting the medical…

Choosing the Right Physician

Workers Compensation patients are usually limited in their doctor choice by the insurance company’s MPN (Medical Provider Network). But this does not mean that patients have no choices for their doctor. It is very important to obtain the best physician possible. Anytime a surgery is involved there could be fatal risks, even for routine operations.…

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies Shift 80% of Costs to Taxpayers, Group Health & Injured Employees

Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorney – Anderson & Johnson, LLP Sacramento, CA – The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today continued its “What’s Wrong with this Picture?” series with an Infographic showing that workers’ compensation insurance companies pay just twenty percent of the costs of on-the-job injury claims,…

The New Worker’s Compensation Laws Regarding Denials of Medial Care Violate Due Process

Without procedural access to meaningful cross-examination of a denial of care reviewer Labor Code 4610 et. seq., violates the constitutional right to due process. Under the federal Constitution, “[procedural due process imposes constraints on governmental decisions which deprive individuals of liberty or property interest within the meaning of the Due Process clause of the Fifth…

Is The Workers Compensation Permanent Disability Statute Labor Code Section 4660 Unconstitutional Because It Violates Due Process?

The combination of a vague statute (that clearly states it can be rebutted) and the administrative failure to clarify it’s meaning by regulation, has left California’s seriously injured workers in a quandary of not being able to rebut the schedule when their loss of earning capacity greatly exceeds what results from the application of the…