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Defense Attorney: Med-Legal Services an Emerging Source of Friction

  • State: California
  • Topic: Top
  • - Average time spent on item: 58 minutes
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A Northern California defense attorney says a new source of litigation is emerging throughout t…

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Feb 11, 2019 a 12:13 pm PST

There is a reason why the language in the statute says "contested claim" and not "denied claim." Therefore, I disagree that medical legal can not occur until the claim is denied.

Kimberley J Pryor Feb 11, 2019 a 1:02 pm PST

a delayed case is a "contested case"

Randy Bugg Feb 14, 2019 a 9:02 am PST

A delayed case is undetermined and is not "contested" as liability is neither accepted or denied. I'd love to test the issue at the Board.

Randy Bugg Feb 14, 2019 a 9:02 am PST

We issue the EOR's and file the Petitions. Most are getting set aside. We are finally on calendar next month. I can't wait to go heads up on this matter.

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