Tag Archives: Panel QME

Explaining the California QME/AME process

Sometimes there is confusion between a QME, an AME, a QME Panel and other bodies involved in the California workers’ compensation process.  In this article we explore some of the key principles.   QME/AME General Definition A Qualified Medial Examiner (QME) has been certified by the state of California Division of  Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to […]

No New Panels For Injuries Already Claimed at Time of First QME

Today we cover the panel case of Parker v. DSC Logistics.  Covering everyone’s favorite topic, this case was – again – litigated, appealed, and reversed.  That topic, of course, is what clogs up the Boards, runs up the billable hours, and makes workers’ comp such a busy bee-hive of activity: a panel dispute! Applicant filed a claim […]

WCAB Considering Requiring New PQME For Each Injury

Alright dear readers, you’ve made it – it’s Wednesday, and the ripples of last week’s en banc decisions are starting to fade.  Before too long, it will be Friday again, and it will be business as usual in the world of workers’ compensation. The second decision of the two released last week by the WCAB, […]