Monday, December 3, 2018

Top Northeast Pennsylvania Physicians Talk Opioids, Medical Marijuana, and CTE - With a Coda on Nurse Case Management

            Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, a group of physiatrists who specialize in treating injured workers, convened its annual occupational medicine seminar on October 16, 2018.  The venue, like the last few years, was the Mohegan Sun at Wilkes-Barre, PA.

            I always counsel my lawyer and judge colleagues here in Pennsylvania: the seminar is a can’t-miss if one is interested in immersion in the critical medical and medico-legal topics of workers' compensation. 

            I have set forth in an essay select items which I discerned, from my notes, as highpoints for the lawyer and judge from that seminar.  They deal with opioids, medical marijuana, and CTE.  The seminar audience was largely nurse case managers – who seem more and more a part of the litigated workers’ compensation case – and the final session of the program dealt with the role and ethics of such professionals.

            You will find the essay here:  Northeastern Rehabilitation Occ-Med Seminar FINAL

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