Conflicting Medical Opinions As To Whether Claimant’s Recurrent Neck And Shoulder Pain Resulted In Major Part From An Earlier Compensable Injury

Jackson County v. Wehren 186 Or App 555, 63 P3d 1233 (Or. App. 2003) 63 P.3d 1233 186 Or. App. 555 In the Matter of the Compensation of Christopher J. Wehren, Claimant. JACKSON COUNTY, Petitioner, v. Christopher J. WEHREN, Respondent. 00–01486; A114211. Court of Appeals of Oregon. Argued and Submitted October 30, 2002. Decided February … Read more

Emergency Medical Technician Tests positive for Tuberculosis. It was medically probable that his exposure to TB occurred on the job.

E. DUARTE v. SAIF Corporation 41 P.3d 458, 179 Or. App. 737 (Or. App. 2002) In the Matter of the Compensation of George E. Duarte, Jr., Claimant. George E. DUARTE, Jr., Petitioner, v. SAIF CORPORATION and Mercy Flights, Inc., Respondents. 00-03067; A114242 Court of Appeals of Oregon. Argued and Submitted January 28, 2002. Decided February … Read more

Claimant is on-call emergency medical technician that was exposed to hazardous chemicals when she stopped to report automobile accident

American Medical Response V Pearlene Gavlik 294 Argued and submitted May 14, affirmed August 20, 2003 In the Matter ofthe Compensation of Pearlene Gavlik, Claimant. AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE, Petitioner , v. Pearlene GAVLIK, Respondent. 01-00383; All8712 76 P3d 117 Judicial Review from Workers’ Compensation Board. Jerald P. Keene argued the cause and filed the briefs … Read more

Travelers units sued over discounting workers comp medical fees

PORTLAND, Ore.—Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. and several other units of Travelers Cos. Inc. are accused of illegally discounting workers compensation medical fees in a class action lawsuit filed late last week. Lincoln City Physical Therapy L.L.C. says Hartford, Conn.-based Travelers improperly applied discounts for workers comp services offered through various preferred provider organizations. The … Read more

Farmers hit with $9.5 million jury verdict for failing to pay full medical reimbursements

A Multnomah County jury in December 2003 found that Farmers Insurance acted in bad faith and systematically defrauded thousands of Oregon policyholders by failing to reimburse the full amount of their medical expenses from automobile accidents. After a five week trial, the jury returned a verdict of $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $8 million … Read more