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$20M opioid conspiracy includes local doctors

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted August 14th, 2018

Warning about opioid addiction and how medical treatment is covered under workers’ compensation in Michigan. The Detroit News is reporting that federal agents have busted a $20M opioid conspiracy. Two doctors from Commerce Township and Southfield were indicted. It is alleged they dispensed opioids to fake patients who did not have a medical need. These […]


Other remedies when you get hurt at work

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted August 9th, 2018

What are some of the exceptions to the exclusive remedy provision under Michigan workers’ compensation law? Our blog post from yesterday was devoted to the exclusive remedy provision contained in the Worker’s Compensation Disability Act of 1969 (WDCA). This says an employee cannot sue his or her employer for negligence and is limited to workers’ […]


Woman seriously injured at MSU in legal battle

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted August 8th, 2018

Tragic story about a woman seriously injured at MSU show what happens when insurance companies battle against each other and highlights a problem with the exclusive remedy provision contained in the WDCA. WLNS-TV picked up the story of Elisabeth Ostendorf, a German born research scientist working at MSU, who was run over by an automobile […]


Magistrate Disposition Statistics (01/01/2018 – 06/30/2018)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted August 7th, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) releases magistrate disposition statistics for first half of 2018. Magistrates decide facts and law for disputed workers’ compensation cases. An open award is when continuing wage loss and medical benefits are ordered. A closed award is when payment of some wage loss and/or medical benefits are given. Denials result in no […]


Why does the insurance company care about my accident from 15 years ago?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted August 2nd, 2018

Warning about pre-existing conditions and how to protect your legal rights under workers’ compensation in Michigan. Our attorneys hate seeing bad things happen to good people. Unfortunately, this is common with workers’ compensation. Insurance companies look for any excuse to fight a claim and this results in economic hardship. We see people lose their homes […]


What are the rules about changing doctors under workers’ compensation?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted August 1st, 2018

Michigan lawyer explains how you can select your own doctor under workers’ compensation and what procedures should be followed. Yesterday’s blog post was about telemedicine and selecting your own doctor. How employers/insurance companies send people to occupational clinics and subpar medical treatment is provided. Telemedicine is the next frontier in this conflict. Insurance companies want […]


Telemedicine off to a slow start

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted July 31st, 2018

Why employees do not want to see a virtual doctor when they get hurt on-the-job in Michigan. CNBC published a fascinating article concerning the slow adoption of telemedicine. This is when a virtual doctor is made available through an app or website. Turns out that patients want a human connection when sick or hurt. Lack […]



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