Workers Comp Zone

A Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP, Julius Young has practiced worker’s compensation law and social security disability law since 1979. He has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatments his clients need.

June 16, 2012

GOOD TO GO

The last several weeks I’ve had to follow the California workers’ comp scene from afar. That’s because I was traveling in Asia. It’s always interesting to engage another culture and see one’s own through that other lens. One can see wacky trends. For example, the nerdy girl look seems to be quite in vogue. Even […]


June 11, 2012

LOOKING TO NOVEMBER

It’s a strange time. There’s a lot of populism in the air. Folks on the left and right are suspicious of big money. But unions have not been able to capitalize on these conditions. Unions are seen by many as part of the problem, particularly public worker unions. Labor suffered a grievous loss in Wisconsin […]


June 7, 2012

SPINAL HARDWARE SAVINGS

One area of potential cost savings that are clearly in the political crosshairs are spinal hardware costs. The issue is currently hot a the legislature considers AB 959. Spinal hardware costs have been under increased scrutiny since a 2005 report prepared for CHSWC by RAND, written by Barbara O. Wynn and Giacomo Bergamo, “Payment for […]


June 2, 2012

VALDEZ AND MPNS

The Court of Appeals decision in Valdez got me thinking further about MPNs. If reports from non-MPN doctors are admissible, will this just accelerate efforts by some attorneys and defendants to “treat on a lien”, accelerating the lien problem that plagues California’s workers’ comp system, particularly in the Los Angeles area? Clearly Valdez tells us […]


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