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workers' comp politics
It's official. New York State has rejected the AMA Guides for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Instead, New York will update the existing 1996 Medical Guidelines as previously suggested by the Workers' Compensation Alliance. The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance,...
AMA Guides Guru Tries to Intimidate and Silence the Workers' Compensation Alliance's Protected Political Speech
The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance recently received a “cease and desist” letter threatening a libel action on behalf of Dr. Christopher Brigham and Phil Walker, Esq. (click here to see letter) over our opinions expressed on this blog regarding the AMA...
Prof. John F. Burton Tells NY Workers' Compensation Board: AMA Guides are "Hokum" and "Not Evidence Based"
At the April 15, 2008 meeting of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board ( see web-cast here), one of the nation's preeminent scholars on workers compensation systems, Prof. John F. Burton, declared in no uncertain terms that the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent...
Workers' Compensation AMA Guidelines Dead in New York; IWBA Issues Legislative Proposals to Improve System
Amid growing opposition to the AMA Guidelines to Permanent Impairment in a multitude of states across the country ( see the excellent blog post from our distinguished New Jersey colleague, Jon Gelman, Esq. here), the New York Workers' Compensation Alliance can safely predict that the...
What a difference one year makes. On March 13, 2007, former Governor Eliot Spitzer bullied and pushed through some of the most anti-labor workers' compensation reforms in the history of the New York Workers' Compensation Law. As conceded by his own former administration, over...