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  • Ninth District Court of Appeals Holds Employer Cannot Sue A Provider For False/Misleading Information As To A Claimant’s Disability

    In Automation Tool & Die, Inc. v. Medina Hospital, et. al., 9th Dist. No. 19CA009-M, a nurse practitioner was filling out forms requesting treatment and additional conditions using Dr. Terry’s rubber-stamped signature.  The company later found claimant was working while receiving temporary total disability compensation and the additional allowances were vacated by the Commission.  The company then filed a complaint against the hospital and Dr.

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  • Light Duty Job Offers Need Not Be In Writing When Defending Against A New Period Of TTD

    In State ex rel. Mercy Health v. Indus. Comm. of Ohio, 10th Dist. No. 18AP-64, 2019-Ohio-1859 claimant was injured in 2017 and her claim was allowed for strains to the lumbar region and left wrist.  The physician assistant treating the claimant completed a Medco-14 certifying she could not return to her former position of employment but could return to work with restrictions as of May 18, 2017.

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  • The Courts Address the Challenging Doctrine of Res Judicata

    Res Judicata is a legal concept which can be confusing to legal practitioners, especially in the area of workers compensation.  Res judicata is Latin and literally translates to “a matter adjudged.”  Res judicata bars re-litigation of a matter finally adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction involving the same parties and the same transaction or occurrence.  The doctrine bars all claims that were or could have been raised in the prior action.

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  • Painkiller Oxycontin to be Removed from BWC Formulary

    On Sept. 1, 2011, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) implemented the outpatient medication formulary rule for the pharmacy program. The formulary contains a list of drugs the BWC will cover when prescribed for allowed conditions in an approved claim. The Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee maintains the list, and regularly reviews and updates it.  Drugs not previously reviewed by the committee and listed in the formulary are not eligible for coverage by BWC.

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    Join our experienced labor, employment, and workers’ compensation attorneys for a full day of free interactive learning.
    Adventures in Workers’ Compensation takes the audience through a choose your own journey experience in processing a workers’ comp claim. Audience members will evaluate and decide on issues including: certification, independent medical examinations, substantial aggravation, compensation issues, court, and settlement.

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