On June 8, 2012, CMS published its final decision regarding the use of TENS for CLBP. It has been decided that TENS is not reasonable and necessary treatment for CLBP and is no longer a Medicare-allowable expense. Click here for more information.
Smith v. Marine Terminals of Arkansas & American Home Insurance Company No. 3:09 CV 00027-JLH 2011 WL 3489806 (E.D.Ark.August 9, 2011) This case involved the settlement of an injury action arising under the Longshore Act. The parties reached a global settlement of the filed liability suit and workers’ compensation claim for $1M, with the workers’ […]
Harrelson v. Bestaff Arcadia No. 2010 CA 1647, 2011 WL 2739449 (La. App. 1 Cir. June 10, 2011) The Louisiana Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the workers’ compensation judge (WCJ) finding that the employer issued timely payment of the settlement agreement as same related to the employer’s payment of the MSA portion of […]
ArvinMeritor, Inc. v. Clifton Johnson CV 2090822, 2011 WL 751925 (Ala. Civ. App., Feb 25, 2011) This case involved an Alabama workers’ compensation claim filed in 1999. In February 2003, the trial court found the claimant 100% permanently disabled as a result of an occupational disease and issued a judgment requiring the employer to pay […]
Big R. Towing, Inc. v. David Wayne Benoit, et al. Civil Action No. 10-538, 2011 WL 43219 (D. W.D. LA, January 5, 2011) The Big R case involved a Jones Act case which is treated as a liability claim by CMS for “future interests” purposes. In Big R, the principal dispute was whether the claimant […]