Thought Leaders

Our professionals speak and publish frequently on the complex medical issues facing lawyers, insurance claims adjusters and others dealing with claims. Our blog is a way for us to contribute to our field and to demonstrate the depth of our experience.

Rebutting a Life Care Plan

How persuasive is a plaintiff’s life care plan? That’s the question defense lawyers typically ask when faced with the plaintiff’s demand for future medical costs in a traumatic injury claim...along with the case the plaintiff makes to back up its demand. The defense...

Whiplash and its costs to insurers

Real injury or carte blanche for diagnostics? Recent studies have shown that whiplash injuries occur in about 1.3 million auto accidents a year. The estimated cost? About $30 billion per year to manage and treat whiplash-related injuries...not to mention the waste and...

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

International Case Management and Repatriation What are the do’s and don’ts of dealing with an injured worker who’s in the U.S. thanks to a work visa?  As the saying goes, it’s complicated. First, a little background.  Employers frequently hire foreign nationals,...

It’s a fall. But what kind?

A guide to 8 of the most common kinds of falls and the 14 questions you should ask. Editor’s note: This is the third and final post in a series on evaluating fall-related claims and cases. The first installment covered why it’s critical to understanding...

It’s not just physical

A primer on why we fall – and why everybody is at risk. Editor’s note: Last week, we covered the importance of fully understanding the mechanism of injury and the resulting bodily injury that happens during a fall. Today, we cover why people fall and how...