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MAY MUSINGS

MAY MUSINGS We at Mullen & Filippi would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, children of mothers, mothers-to-be (whether soon or in the distant future), and anyone doing the important, often unpaid and underappreciated, work that we can hardly recognize sufficiently with one brunch and a bouquet of flowers.  As a


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SPECIAL BULLETIN: COMP BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR WORKERS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday, May 6, 2020, extending workers’ compensation benefits to workers if they test positive for coronavirus.  Governor Newsom, during his now daily press conference, reported that the stop gap measure was intended to prevent injured workers from reporting to work while sick because they could not afford


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EXECUTIVE ORDER N-62-20

WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS on March 19, 2020, I issued Executive Order N-33-20, directing all residents statewide to obey all state public health directives, including the State Public Health Officer’s order to all individuals


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SAVING LIVES FROM LIVING ROOMS

It has now been around a month since several counties in California and then the entire state issued shelter in place directives to slow the spread of COVID-19.  These are certainly difficult times, and we have all been asked, as Californians and Americans, to make personal and financial sacrifices to protect the most vulnerable amongst


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Impairments For Related Body Parts That Result In A Synergistic Effect” May Be Added Rather Than Combined

Applicant, parole officer, alleged injury to multiple body parts including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psyche and spine during the period February 1, 1998 through February 22, 2011. Following trial, the Workers’ Compensation Judge made an award of 93% permanent disability, after apportionment. The award was based on reports from Agreed Medical Examiners in internal medicine and orthopedics. In addressing the internal medicine issues, the Workers’ Compensation Judge added the impairments for GERD and IBS rather than using the combined values chart.


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