Category Archives: Working with Doctors

Physical Therapy Lessens Costs for Injured Workers

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If you’ve ever had physical therapy (PT) following an injury or accident, then you know it can be quite helpful in getting you back on your feet again. Virginia workers’ comp and injury lawyer Doug Landau knows this first hand. Not only has Landau himself undergone physical therapy to recover from sports and other injuries,

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DC Judge Splits Permanency Finding

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In a decision received this month, a convention executive received an award of 21% permanency to her arm. The insurance company had sent this middle-age woman to a doctor of its choosing, and its orthopedic specialist found that she only had 3% permanent partial disability to her left upper extremity. This Abrams Landau, Ltd. client

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Can a Social Security Judge Reject A Doctor’s Opinion Simply Because the Disabled Claimant Had Been Referred by his Lawyer?

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Because the “weight of medical evidence” often determines the outcome of a Social Security Disability case, and the Federal judges must make findings justifying their decisions, how much weight they give to each doctor is an important component of any “Fully Favorable” or “Unfavorable” opinion. A recent case out of Washington asks the question, “can

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Insurance Lobby Tries to Cut Doctors out of Workers’ Comp Prescription Medication Loop

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The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an insurance company-funded organization which, for years, has been reporting that doctors in the Maryland workers’ comp system were dispensing 40% of all workers’ comp prescriptions, and were capturing 55% of all dollars paid for these prescriptions. This, according to WCRI, was driving up costs in the workers’

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Who is the Most Trustworthy Medical Expert?

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A thorough examination of a plaintiff’s medical records is a key component of a successful personal injury lawsuit. Lawyers for both sides — the plaintiff and the defendant — will go to great lengths to uncover all aspects of the plaintiff’s medical history that may be relevant to the case. At Abrams Landau, Ltd., we

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