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.
A lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles challenging the Division of Workers’ Compensation policies and procedures for re-certifying QMEs (see link to the actual pleadings at the end of this post). What’s the beef? In the summer of 2016 I began to hear anecdotes that quite a few workers’ comp QMEs had received notices that […]
How should opioid tapering be done under California’s MTUS and the formulary regulations that are being developed? That was the subject of comments recently submitted by the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association pursuant to the 2nd 15-day comment period on the proposed formulary (see links at end of this post). Clearly the DWC is behind the […]
AB 570 is heading to the governor, where it faces a dubious future. The bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, is a slimmed down effort to ban gender bias in California workers’ compensation. The concept is rather simple. Labor Code Section 4663 would be amended to add a provision that “No percentage of an […]