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 TKCK's Annual Seminar is scheduled for August 9, 2017 at Gillette Stadium.  Our topics include a presentation on Dual Capacity, the anatomy of a high-tech investigation, the opioid invasion and medical marijuana and their effect on workers' compensation cases, and statutory changes and developing case law in the six New England states.  If you wish to attend this seminar, please email emg@tkcklaw.com.

 

SJC Ruling Upholds “Pain and Suffering Allocations”         

          The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its long awaited decision on February 12, 2016 in Robert DiCarlo v. Suffolk Construction Co., Inc....

New Hampshire has enacted a new workers' compensation law regarding payment of medical treatment under RSA 281-A:24 (I), which is effective Friday, September 4, 2015.   This law states that workers' compensation employers/insurers shall pay the “reasonable value of medical services”; that the health care provider shall have the burden of establishing that their billing is reasonable for the services provided; that efforts shall be made to resolve any disputes regarding the value of those services prior to contacting the commissioner (who has exclusive jurisdiction to determine the...

Topics and Speakers will include:

** 15 Tips in 15 Minutes to Help Resolve Your Difficult Workers’ Compensation Cases - Vincent Tentindo, Esquire and Joseph Durant, Esquire

** Developments and Updates from the Department of Industrial Accidents - Linda Edmonds Turner, Director, DIA

** Effective Use of Utilization Review - Diane Neelon, Director, Office of Health Policy, DIA

** Recent Developments in...

Topics and speakers will include:

* Violence in the Workplace/Terrorist Attacks/Road Rage/Love Triangles- Are They Compensable? 

* Workers' Compensation updates for the New England States

             Vincent M. Tentindo, Esq.

* Scrambler Therapy – (Advanced Medical Treatment for Chronic Neuropathic Pain).  How it works, and when should you use it?  

             Dr. Stephen D’Amato, FACEP and Dr. Francis Sparadeo, Ph.D

* The Limb Transplant Team from the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston will describe the latest medical techniques in...

TKCK held it's annual seminar at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday August 14, 2013.  Our keynote speakers were the following:

Dr. S. Prasad, a Neurologist at Brigham & Women's Hospital, who spoke about Post Concussive Syndrome

Dr. Carol Hartigan, a Physiatrist at New England Baptist Hospital, presented a one-sided debate about "Is it Time to Rethink Narcotics?"

Assistant Attorney General David Andrews, Chief of the Insurance Fraud Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, discussed Workers' Compensation Fraud

Attorney JoAnn Walter of TKCK...

"Team TKCK" won the recent DIA golf tournament at Crosswinds in Plymouth MA on June 21, 2013.

Team TKCK consisted of (L to R): Ryan Schaiberger, Phil Ronan, Paul Kelly and Darren Goldberg.

Attorney Vincent Tentindo, managing partner of TKCK, will be presenting a break-out session at the Massachusetts RIMS Spring Conference on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  He will be speaking on “Stranger in a Strange Land:  The Employer’s Role in Workers’ Compensation” from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM.  This conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, Route 1, Norwood, MA.  

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with other risk and insurance professionals and participate in educational seminars and networking...

In Curry v. Great American Ins. Co., 80 Mass. App. Ct.592 (October 2011) the Appeals Court has held that a workers’ compensation insurer cannot recover money allocated for loss of consortium or for conscious pain and suffering in a third party action arising from a workers’ compensation case.

In Curry, the employee was involved in a work related automobile accident and died 5 days later allegedly from medical malpractice.  A wrongful death action was filed and the spouse recovered $300,000 following a binding mediation with no allocations.  Her attorney, when seeking approval of the...

The DIA has updated the on-line Section 15 Petition tools to reflect recent changes in case law as outlined in Circular Letter #341 - re: Curry v. Great American Insurance Co., 80 Mass. App. Ct. 592 (2011), rev. denied 461 Mass. 1103 (2011), petition to reconsider denied February 3, 2012.

Remember the allocations required under Curry can be contested if you are unable to reach an agreement with plaintiff's counsel.

The new tools are now on the DIA's website under "Key Resources" on the left side of the page.

Section 15 Interactive Petition -...

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