California: Corona physician pleads not guilty in insurance fraud case

A 42-year-old A Corona physician pleaded not guilty to charges of felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud and perjury, and can continue to practice medicine while his case proceeds. Prosecutors say Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee illegally billed for more than $180,000 worth of urine toxicology testing and epidural injections through a laboratory and a surgical center that […]

Final defendant pleads guilty in fraud case with Bakersfield connection

The final defendant involved in a scheme to defraud the California workers’ compensation insurance system pleaded guilty Monday. The 75-year-old Marina del Rey clinical psychologist who saw patients in Bakersfield via videoconferencing software generated reports for each patient that were virtually identical, and then submitted identical bills to the insurance companies, according to court documents. […]

Mississippi: Lawsuits filed in deaths of father-son crew

Two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the city of Petal, Mississippi and other individuals alleging the wrongful deaths of a father and son who died in June 2017 while replacing a pump at a city lift station. The city is accused of multiple deficiencies in safety and emergency rescue procedures, including failure to […]

Pennsylvania issues opioid prescription guidelines

Citing a study that said Pennsylvania ranked third in the nation in the percentage of injured workers who became long-term opioid users, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration on Monday announced new guidelines for prescribing opioids in workers’ compensation cases. Ellwood City Ledger

New Hampshire bill will allow firefighters to claim workers’ comp for cancer

New Hampshire Gov. Gov. Chris Sununu on July 10 signed into law a bill that will allow firefighters to make workers’ compensation claims for cancer. Those who received physical examinations upon hire and who work for departments with cancer-prevention policies can apply for workers’ comp if they get cancer. WMUR (Manchester, N.H.)