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David DePaolo
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Attended Pepperdine University School of Law
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An LA Times investigation suggests to me Purdue Pharma has liability to the work comp industry.
Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their susp...
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This special report examines the financial impact of a work injury in California.
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Is workers' compensation insurance safely exiting relevance?
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The trouble with dual identities is dual responsibilities.
Agents and brokers chastised me for suggesting they were no protection for "sophisticated employers" and that I discounted the services they provide. I also upset some friends for giving some of the complaints "air time,"...
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A case for capitated work comp treatment plans in practice.
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Fees and the fuzzy "reasonableness" standard...
In Florida that state's Supreme Court ruled that the limitations on attorneys fees was unconstitutional, reverting the system back to a "reasonableness" standard until the legislature can come up with something better. The at...
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Comp Should Sue Purdue
Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their suspicions ... and the company's com...
Over the past weekend the Los Angeles Times published a startling investigative story on Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, and everything they knew about illegal distribution of the drug, their investigations, their susp...
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Uncompensated Californians
The third in a series , WorkCompCentral's latest special report on benefit adequacy, specifically temporary disability indemnity, takes a look at California . This is, of course, of particular interest to me. I'm from California and as much as the state is ...
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The Shrinking Market
WorkCompCentral correspondent, Peter Rousmaniere, recently did an analysis of injury frequency rates by state and projected those declines out to the future, calendar year 2024. SUMMARY Here's the bottom line for those who's attention spans are as short as ...
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Being Batman
Agents and brokers chastised me for suggesting they were no protection for "sophisticated employers" and that I discounted the services they provide. I also upset some friends for giving some of the complaints " air time ," which put them in a bad light. I ...
Agents and brokers chastised me for suggesting they were no protection for "sophisticated employers" and that I discounted the services they provide. I also upset some friends for giving some of the complaints "air time,"...
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Capitate It
Workers' compensation medicine is often critiqued against general health medicine, the implication that general health does things better. And to an extent that is correct. General health medicine coverage, in general, seems to turn out better patient satis...
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What's Reasonable?
In Florida that state's Supreme Court ruled that the limitations on attorneys fees was unconstitutional, reverting the system back to a "reasonableness" standard until the legislature can come up with something better. The attorney for Marvin Castellanos in...
In Florida that state's Supreme Court ruled that the limitations on attorneys fees was unconstitutional, reverting the system back to a "reasonableness" standard until the legislature can come up with something better. The at...
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Introduction
After practicing workers' compensation law for nearly 18 years, I founded and grew WorkCompCentral into the most respected news and education service in the workers' compensation industry. I am a regular public speaker on workers' compensation to industry trade shows, educational seminars, radio and television, and have been quoted or cited in general media publications such as Fortune Magazine, the LA Times and Wall Street Journal. I have been published in leading industry journals and scholarly publications on topics ranging from the underlying financial issues that led to an historic makeover of the California workers' compensation system, to the new paradigm in work injury protection and national trends in the workers' compensation industry.
Education
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    JD, 1981 - 1984
  • San Diego State University
    BA - English, 1977 - 1981
  • California Lutheran University
    MBA - Marketing, 1995 - 1997
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