Category Archive for: ‘Workers’ Comp’

Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries

  By BARRY MEIER Published: June 2, 2012 Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, like those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses. Enlarge This Image Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times Some of Mr. Kulakowski’s medications. He has undergone …

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Fortune 500s Waste $500 Million a Year on Unnecessary Back Surgeries

Consumer Medical ResourceJune 24, 2008 Fortune 500s Waste Over $500 Million a Year on Unnecessary Back Surgeries for Workers Over $1.5 Billion Lost in Worker Productivity Says Two-Year Findings PEMBROKE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortune 500s spend over $500 million a year on avoidable back surgeries for their workers and lose as much as $1.5 billion in indirect costs associated with these procedures …

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