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VIAW Newswire 02.28.14

Posted on 05 March 2014 by admin

Owner of former Pacific Hospital pleads guilty to workers’ compensation fraud charges

The former owner of a Long Beach hospital, whom prosecutors allege paid bribes to state Sen. Ron Calderon, pleaded guilty Friday to charges connected to a massive workers’ compensation scheme that cheated taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20140221/owner-of-former-pacific-hospital-pleads-guilty-to-workers-compensation-fraud-charges

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers’ compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems.

There’s good news coming out of the Drobot/Pacific Hospital/Calderon drama – the possibility that the doctors who were on the dole will also face prosecution. Michael D. Drobot’s plea agreement requires him to cooperate fully with federal, state and local prosecutors by testifying at trials and grand jury proceedings and providing documents, records and other evidence requested by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-grand-opporunity.html

 

Worker injured while performing work in manhole on South Side

A man was taken to a hospital in serious-to-critical condition after he became unconscious while working on electrical cables underground at at a construction site this afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-worker-injured-while-performing-work-in-manhole-on-south-side-20140227,0,2143777.story

 

Settlement Remorse After Worker’s Compensation Loss

South Carolinians allegedly exposed to asbestos say in court that they cannot collect worker’s compensation because of the Motley Rice law firm’s mishandling of their third-party claims. Odell Parker leads the county court class action on behalf of South Carolina residents who have suffered physical injuries as a result of exposure to materials containing asbestos during the course of their employment.

http://www.wci360.com/news/article/settlement-remorse-after-workers-compensation-loss#When:15:18:54Z

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