- Workers comp claimants’ medical information released by former employee of Berkshire unit
Oak River Insurance Co., a unit of Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, recently announced that a former employee released personal medical information belonging to about 2,700 workers compensation claimants.
- Workplace Warriors Revisited
Read the Disability Management Employer Coalition’s best practices for employers wanting to help wounded veterans returning to the workforce cope with new disabilities and mental health issues such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Employer not required to reimburse injured worker for self-procured medical care: Court
A California health system does not have to reimburse a former employee for self-procured medical care that she sought after receiving “nightmare” care from an authorized physician.
- Wal-Mart class action settlement raises liability questions
Settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. went too far in controlling injured workers’ treatment raises concerns because it challenges management practices in general, workers compensation observers say.
- Three RICO plaintiffs prevail in court in 2012
Three lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by employers and their workers compensation service providers have resulted in plaintiff victories during 2012: