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Category Archives: Medical Care

HERNIAS IN ARIZONA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

HERNIAS IN ARIZONA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION By Dennis R. Kurth, Associate Attorney Workers’ Compensation Specialist Hernias, a very common type of industrial injury, are treated differently from all other injuries in the Arizona workers’ compensation law.  They are divided into two categories under the statute depending on whether they are purely traumatically-caused or whether a pre-existing …

The Treating Physician Rule

The Treating Physician Rule By Nicholas Wearne, Associate Attorney Code of Federal Regulations Section 404.1527(2)(c)(1) states that the Social Security Administration will give more weight to a source that has examined and treated you than one that has not examined and treated you. When you apply for Social Security Disability your file will be reviewed …

MEDICAL RELEASES

MEDICAL RELEASES By Dennis R. Kurth, Associate Attorney Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist Medical releases can be problematic in Arizona workers’ compensation cases.  The Arizona statute says that the medical records of a physician treating an injured worker are not privileged communications that can be withheld from “interested parties” (insurance carriers) who need the information “…for …