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There are two ways a Nevada worker might receive treatment for a post-traumatic stress disorder under a Nevada workers’ compensation claim: 1) The claimant has an accepted claim for a physical injury and the PTSD is a compensable consequence of that injury and needs treatment. If so, the claimant might get some psychological counseling and … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Nevada Comp Law
There is a recent trend among insurers andtheir medical review companies to require a psychological evaluation before authorizing a low back surgery. Neurospsychologist Louis Mortillaro, PhD is asked to do many of these evaluations for the purpose of determining whether the patient is likely to benefit from a back surgery. Basically, the insurer doesn’t want … Continue reading Is Your Insurer Requiring a Psych Eval Before Authorizing Back Surgery?
Here’s an intersting article on PTSD:that sheds some light on why subsequent events that are minor can trigger such a strong reaction in the PTSD patient. http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/10/08/mice-study-suggests-brain-switch-implicated-in-ptsd/45723.html?
I am excited to welcome Francesca Senior to my staff as new office administrator and legal assistant. Francesca has an amazing background in international horse horse show jumping as a professional rider and trainer. She brings her experience in the horse industry in barn management, sales and marketing of European sport horses, charity fundraising, and managing horse shows to … Continue reading Work-Related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
If you have a work injury in Nevada you are more likely to become depressed. If you do need a study to prove that there is a higher incidence of depression among workers with orthopedic injuries, you will be interested in the linked article from California psychologist Stephen Pfeiffer, Ph.D., He cites a study reported in the … Continue reading Depression and Work Injuries in Nevada
Some questions I receive from injured workers have nothing to do with workers’ compensation law, but are instead about how to make it through the difficult times following a work accident. Few people can pay all necessary bills for very long on workers’ comp benefits of only two-thirds of their average monthly wage. Most injured … Continue reading Surviving the Tough Times