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VIAW Newswire 08.01.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Doctors Increasingly Embrace Online Symptom-Checkers
A growing number of health care providers are expressing support for new symptom-checking websites and mobile applications, noting that such tools have improved greatly and are able to provide more reliable information about possible causes and diagnoses, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Cop who pepper-sprayed students seeks workers comp
DAVIS, Calif. — The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 confrontation.

LAPD Reserve Officer Not Employee Under FEHA—Court
A volunteer reserve police officer is not an employee of the agency that he or she serves, within the meaning of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, even if covered by workers’ compensation as a matter of local policy, the Court of Appeal for this district ruled yesterday. Div. Three affirmed the dismissal of Frank Estrada’s suit against the City of Los Angeles. Estrada was an LAPD reserve officer for 17 years before he was terminated, ostensibly for having “inappropriately” sold a prescription drug through his nutritional supplement company.

Ron Beilke files workers compensation claim against Central Basin Municipal Water District
COMMERCE – Former Pico Rivera Councilman Ron Beilke has filed a workers compensation claim against his former employer, the Central Basin Municipal Water District, where he worked for less than a month.
Ron Beilke files workers compensation claim against Central Basin Municipal Water District – Whittier Daily


The Public Eye: Sacramento County halts worker’s comp to injured deputy
Sacramento County has stopped paying workers’ compensation to the lone survivor of a 2005 sheriff’s helicopter crash, which then-Sheriff Lou Blanas called the worst tragedy in the history of the department.

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