201211.21
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I&F argues Skokie Castings v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund before IL Supreme Court

Yesterday Jack Shanahan argued before the Illinois Supreme Court in a case in which the Appellate Court ruled that the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund is obligated to make payments on behalf of a self-insured employer whose excess insurer became insolvent.

201201.12
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I&F Prevails where Petitioner Fails to Paint Picture of Work Related Repetitive Trauma

Tina Freund was recently successful in obtaining a zero award with the denial of all benefits for alleged repetitive trauma claims to aclaimant’s knees, resulting in bilateral knee replacements. The respondent’s exposure under the 19(b) hearing included over $110,000.00 in medical bills and almost a year of TTD benefits ($38,000.00) plus potential exposure for a significant…

201112.21
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I&F Case Study: The IME and Issues of Necessary Medical Treatment

Although reasonable people might disagree as to the benefits of chiropractic care in the WC arena, there is no arguing the fact that a long term course of care with a chiropractor for a back injury can lead to a difficult claim.  It’s also no secret that the Commission can express a preference for the…

201112.13
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I&F wins where petitioner fails to carry burden of proof

The Commission recently reversed an unfavorable decision by the Arbitrator as to our client’s liability for renewed treatment and lost time five months after the prior treating physician deemed the claimant at MMI. Our client had paid benefits on a repetitive trauma claim for a couple of years through surgery and follow up care necessitated…