At the Intersection of FMLA and Workers Compensation: Ramji v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, Inc.
By: Tia Combs The Eleventh Circuit recently weighed in on how the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and state law workers compensation schemes interact in Ramji v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LLC, No. 19-13461, 2021 WL 1257247 (11th Cir. April 6, 2021). In doing so, the Court reinforced that workers compensation is not a substitute for…
Phony Fakes Fall (Allegedly)
By: Kevin Stone The fictional Mike Moffitt famously called Jerry Seinfeld a phony. The reasons remain unknown. A non-fictional New Jersey man, however, appears to be a bona fide phony. Surveillance video of a company breakroom appears to capture the man throwing ice on the floor and then gently laying down next to it. He…
Trends and the Economic Impact Involving Workplace Injuries
By: Jac O’Delle E. Wright Employers, agents, brokers and insurers have every reason to keep up-to-date regarding trends and the economic impact involving workplace injuries. Because of frequent changes, including those involving workers’ compensation legislation and case law, safety management programs and training, as well as indemnity and medical costs, it is important to consider…
A National “Safe Harbor” to Reduce the Cost of Defensive Medicine?
By: Michael Eshman The Center for American Progress recently proposed a “safe harbor” in medical malpractice litigation to reduce the cost of defensive medicine. The essential component of the “safe harbor” plan is the creation of clinical-practice guidelines on a national level, ideally through physician organizations – such as the American College of Obstetrics and…
Workers Compensation Model to Replace Georgia's Medical Malpractice System?
By: Scott Rees
A recent study of 330 Georgia physicians indicated Georgia physicians are overwhelmingly in favor of proposed legislation to make such a change. Instead of the current legal system in place, the workers compensation model would allow a patient to file a claim for review by a panel. If the panel found