Monthly Archives: May 2010

States around the nation facing workers comp budget woes; Texas whistleblowers ‘blasted’ by chief

Update from preceding post: Sandra Herold died Monday night, according to the Boston Herald. Herald, 72, was the owner of the 200-pound chimp who mutilated Charla Nash. We first covered the story here because of the legal questions raised about … Continue reading

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Chimp-attack victim evaluated for transplants; officer who killed chimp at center of ‘mammal attack’ proposal

We first covered the Charla Nash story back in October 2009. She’s the Connecticut lady who got ripped apart by the 200-pound chimpanzee owned by Sandra Herold, who has been described as both friend and boss. While in recovery after … Continue reading

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Exec at WCRI urges states to communicate better with injured workers, drop ‘dueling doc’ systems

A report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) is generating some industry buzz about the “precarious position” of the workers’ compensation insurance industry. But a speech at the same symposium by the executive director of the Workers … Continue reading

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NFL measure dies on the vine; CA authorities busy with scams

From the serious to the flat-out ridonculous, in this installment we’ll update a few former posts and take a look at a few new stories in the sometimes bizarre world of workers comp cases. On April 20, we discussed a … Continue reading

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