TPD Calculations and AMA Impairment Ratings under WCA Reforms
Chris Crawford answers questions he received prior to the commencement date of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform Act. Competing handbooks offered guidance on how TPD should be calculate. Chris also concluded that AMA impairment ratings were not required to adjudicate a case and the ratings are but one factor in evaluating permanency.
Social Media in Litigation: Beware of What You Post
Jennifer Morris provides insight into how social media has influenced how lawsuits are litigated. She advises that investigation into potential litigant’s social media information begin early, and she suggests ways of obtaining social media information during the discovery process.
What Must a Physician Disclose Prior to Performing an Abortion?
In Doe v. Planned Parenthood, the appellate court considered the issue of whether a common law duty exists to warn of the biological death of a human being when discussing the risks of an abortion. Based on this case, physicians need only make disclosures about the material medical information, including gestational age and risks of the procedure.