An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana last Thursday killed one person and injured at least one.
Former Massey Energy chief Donald Blankenship pleaded not guilty to charges linked to the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers in the worst U.S. coal industry disaster in almost 40 years.
CMS released a bulletin last week warning providers that the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination drugs could increase the cost of settlements.
An appellate court in New York has ruled that the members of a failed self-insurance fund could not avoid paying a default judgment to the state Workers’ Compensation Board for the cost of a claim from one of the failed fund’s member employers.
Ann Margaret Foster Constance, a longtime claims adjuster with several workers’ comp companies, passed away at her home on November 6th.
The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million.
Austin-based workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., recently awarded a dividend of $62,147 to the Texas Construction Supply safety group.
Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent.
Nearly a fifth of patients with type 2 diabetes will not respond to exercise, according to a literature review published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Louisiana Comp Blog has coverage of the NCCI State Advisory Forum 2014.