Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 24
  • Aug
  • 2014

Alabama Court Holds that Walk-in Tub Qualifies as Other Apparatus but is not Reasonably Necessary

Flanagan Lumbar Co., Inc. v. Tennison Released August 22, 2014 The Alabama Court of Civil once again ruled that devices to be considered "other apparatus" set out in §25-5-77(a) of the...

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  • 19
  • Sep
  • 2011

Trial Judge Orders Employer to Pay for Pain Management Despite Opinion of Two Treating Physicians that Pain was not Related to Job Injury

Ex parte El Reposo Nursing Home Group, Inc. On September 16, 2011, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released this opinion wherein it denied the employer’s petition for a writ...

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  • 16
  • Sep
  • 2010

Employers Cannot Expressly Limit Authorized Doctor's Ability to Make a Referral

Ex parte City of Prattville: On September 10, 2010, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered the issue of whether an employer can limit an authorized treating physician’s ability to make...

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  • 14
  • Mar
  • 2010

TAKING CONTROL OF DOCTOR REFERRALS

Recently, a client of this law firm was presented with a situation where the authorized treating physician made a referral to a specific pain management facility. Our client felt that...

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  • 14
  • Mar
  • 2010

TAKING CONTROL OF DOCTOR REFERRALS

Recently, a client of this law firm was presented with a situation where the authorized treating physician made a referral to a specific pain management facility. Our client felt that...

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  • 14
  • Mar
  • 2010

TAKING CONTROL OF DOCTOR REFERRALS

Recently, a client of this law firm was presented with a situation where the authorized treating physician made a referral to a specific pain management facility. Our client felt that...

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  • 14
  • Sep
  • 2009

INDIANA EMPLOYER FORCED TO PAY FOR OBESITY SURGERY

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer must pay for weight-loss surgery for an obese worker to ensure the success of another operation for a back injury...

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  • 06
  • Feb
  • 2009

DENYING CLAIM MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF ABILITY TO CHOOSE DOCTOR

Fluor Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Fluor Signature Services v. Darrell Lawshe: On February 6, 2009, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered the issue of whether or not an employee can choose...

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