An excellent appellate court ruling on Workers' Compensation!
Thankfully the 3rd Appellate District court ruled March 29, 2017; in support of a key element of the WC reforms enacted by SB 863-2012; in Ramirez v. WCAB. In this case, Ramirez asked that he be able to take his IMR(Independent Medical Review) determination to the courts on appeal. He also asked the court to overturn the IMR process on constitutional grounds.
For both requests, the court said no! The IMR process is a crucial element of controlling medical treatment and costs. This case stands as a victory for common sense, and a WC system that is balanced for the various parties. CLICK HERE to see a copy of the ruling.