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Careful hearing methods key to Oregon Appeals Court ruling in Greenblatt

By Jerry Keene, Guest Writer - on: Sep 19, 2017
The Oregon Court of Appeals issued-decision August 30, 2017, in the case of Greenblatt vs. Symantec Corporation,[1] affirmed the Board’s Order on Review that claimant waived or failed to preserve several key arguments that, if considered, might easily have persuaded the court to rule the other way. The court also determined that the way the case […]

Medical physicians know little of distinctive conditions — says Washington Supreme Court

By Charles Pearson - on: Aug 15, 2017
In Street v. Weyerhaeuser Company,[1] decided on August 10, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court held that expert medical testimony is not required in occupational disease claims to prove that the conditions of an injured worker’s employment are distinctive. A medical expert’s testimony need only demonstrate proximate causation. By way of background: under the Industrial Insurance […]

Oregon WC Department may now appoint two-member medical arbiter panels

By Michael Jones - on: Jul 12, 2017
An Oregon legislative bill that allows the Director of Department of Consumer and Business Services under certain circumstances to appoint a two- or three-member medical arbiter panel has become law. The bill was signed into law by Oregon Governor Kate Brown on May 17, 2017, and will take effect on January 1, 2018. The Department […]

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