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Date registered: August 25, 2010

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Specialist Media and PR initiatives at Health Plus Management.

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  1. Cannabis Evaluations — February 17, 2017
  2. NYC Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic Opens — December 8, 2016
  3. Pain clinic opens in White Plains, NY — October 5, 2016
  4. Is Your Physician Board Certified? — September 6, 2016
  5. Common Pain Complaints — July 14, 2016

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Aug 23

In depth: Workers’ comp systems getting stricter

by Melissa Maynard, Stateline staff writer WASHINGTON, D.C. August 22, 2011 7:11am   Montana has long had a workers’ comp problem. Its labor force is injured far more frequently and at greater expense to employers than is typical around the country. Part of that stems from the jobs people do in Montana — drilling for …

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Aug 23

Liabilities From Insolvent New York Workers’ Comp Trusts Near $1 Billion

Copyright: (c) 2011 A.M. Best Company, Inc. Source: A.M. Best Company, Inc. Wordcount: 374   Insolvent self-insured workers’ compensation trusts in New York state left behind $924.7 million in liabilities, a far deeper hole than earlier estimates, according to a recent report. Determination of the current level of deficits of the 17 defaulted group trusts …

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Aug 23

Inadequate IT Security Knowledge Exposing Personal Information

According to an AP story over the weekend, the medical records of some 300,000 Californians who had applied for California workers’ compensation benefits were discovered to be unwittingly left exposed on a publicly accessible web site. Apparently, the information was placed on an internal web site by Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants, a California company that represents …

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Aug 19

Employing off the books; the art of getting around workers’ comp

August 17, 2011 — Contractor Patrick Murtagh estimates that there are hundreds of construction employees who work off the books every season in Sullivan County. Murtagh paid a visit to the Sullivan County Legislature on August 4, and listed various reasons that employment laws should be enforced. Murtagh, who has three year-round employees, pays their …

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Aug 19

Workers’ comp shortfall surges toward $1 billion

An analysis of the state’s insolvent workers’ compensation trusts shows that a deficit thought last summer to be $600 million is now nearly $1 billion.   A 10-page report by the state Workers’ Compensation Board, required by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget legislation, puts the workers’ compensation deficit at $924.6 million. The totals are based on …

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Aug 10

Workers Compensation Claims Peak in Summer Months

Travelers Offers Strategies to Mitigate Workplace Injuries HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– From June through September, workers compensation claims at small businesses are at their peak, according to an analysis of Travelers’ claims data. Lower back strains and other back-related injuries and injuries from slips, trips and falls are the most common, and workers under 30 years …

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Aug 10

Travelers: Summer is workers’ comp season

Watch it! Summer is peak season for workers’ compensation claims at small businesses, and those aged 30 and under are most prone to injury, Travelers Cos. Inc. says. From June through September, workers’ compensation claims at small businesses are at their peak, the the New York property-casualty insurer with Hartford operations says, citing an analysis …

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Aug 08

2nd participant of NYC triathlon dies

NEW YORK (AP) – A 40-year-old woman who experienced difficulty during the swimming portion of the Nautica New York City Triathlon has died. Her death on Monday comes a day after a 64-year-old participant died in the race. Race director Bill Burke confirmed that the Elmhurst, Ill., woman died Monday morning. He says she was …

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Aug 08

AMCOMP Publishes Comprehensive Workers Compensation Text Book Authored by Donald T. DeCarlo and Roger Thompson “Workers Compensation: The First 100 Years”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donald T. DeCarlo announced the publication of AMCOMP’s new comprehensive text book Workers Compensation: The First 100 Years. The book is authored by Donald T. DeCarlo, AMCOMP’s Founder and Chairman and Roger Thompson. DeCarlo was previously a Partner at Lord Bissell & Brook, LLP and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of …

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Aug 08

Widow of suicidal police scientist might get workers’ comp

Aug. 5 (Westlaw Journals) – The widow of a New York State Police forensic scientist who committed suicide after his employer launched an investigation into the accuracy of his test results may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation death benefits, a state appeals court has ruled. The Supreme Court Appellate Division reversed a Workers’ Compensation …

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