CaseLaw Update Round-up

 By Cassandra Roberts, Esq. 

As promised, I am continuing to make CaseLaw Update available through the Detour & Frolic.  And  because I never met a case I didn’t like, I give you the following highlights……………..

From the January 18, 2017 Update:

  • Dental Disfigurement due to missing teeth from heavy narcotic usage for work-related injury, check out Virgil Pugh & Kieran Sniadowski
  • DME doc Fedder trumps treating doc  Rudin in a surgery case  in Barbara Zakarewicz
  • There is no such thing as an after-the-fact  “payment without prejudice”, see Ivan Taylor
  • In another “Chris Baum Cherishable”,  the Brenda Boyce decision contains a mini-treatise on the standard required for Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel
  • Priors on the down low…..IAB rescinds Agreement as to Comp where Claimant less than candid as to his pre-existings in Christopher Moore
  • Taking a ride on the “resolved train” are Tamaryn Gardner and Kenyatta Brooks
  • Ketamine on parade in Calvin Wilkerson and Sandra Thurston

From the May 2, 2017 Update:

    • For a “casual employee” case,  see Mary Lou Vail
    • An example of “actual displacement” can be found in Walter Wright
    • Bertha Schwartz is awarded residential nursing case
    • The out-of-state medical provider amendment is not retroactive, so says the Stephanie Saulsbury case
  • Vernon Robinson and a “popliteal pseudo aneurysm” related to work activity


My hope is to eventually have every CaseLaw Update archived, going back to the beginning, 20 plus years ago.  A girl can dream, right?   J


CaseLaw Update Updated…….all the news that’s fit to print


Per my promise of last week, here you have it, my friends.  The CaseLaw Updates of 2016 all hanging out in one place for your research pleasure.  Going forward, we will maintain a CaseLaw Update Archives for you to refer back to.

What we have here is as follows:

A January 2017 CaseLaw Update will be posted to roughly coincide with the DSBA Workers’ Comp Section Annual Breakfast Seminar scheduled for January 18, 2017 at the Chase Center at the Riverfront.    If you have not already registered for this event, please consider doing so.  That seminar always proves to be a worthy program with relevant topics.

Moving forward, the blog will be the sole means of distribution and access for any CaseLaw Updates.

And remember, The Detour & Frolic is your blog,  as well as mine.  I am always open to accepting cases for discussion, with or without your commentary.

Cassandra Roberts