Calif Code of Regulations, Section 38-(a) The time frame for an initial or a follow up comprehensive medical legal evaluation report to be prepared and submitted shall not exceed thirty (30) days after the QME, Agreed Panel QME or AME has seen the employee or otherwise commenced the comprehensive medical-legal evaluation procedure.
Evidence Code Section 971- Except as otherwise provided by statute, a married person whose spouse is a party to a proceeding has a privilege not to be called as a witness by an adverse party to that proceeding without the prior express consent of the spouse having the privilege under this section.
Division 6, Chapter 5, Section 777-The court may exclude from the courtroom any witness not at the time under examination so that such witness cannot hear the testimony of other witnesses.
Labor Code Section 5401. (a) Within one working day of receiving notice or knowledge of injury under Section 5400 or 5402 which injury results in lost time beyond the employee’s work shift at the time of injury or which results in medical treatment beyond first aid, the employer shall provide, personally or by first class mail, a claim form and a notice of potential eligibility for benefits under this division to the injured employee, or in case of death to his or her dependents.
Labor Code Section 4662 Any of the following permanent disabilities shall be conclusively presumed to be total in character:
a Loss of both eyes or the sight thereof;
b Loss of both hands or the use thereof;
c An injury resulting in a practically total paralysis;
d An injury to the brain resulting in incurable mental incapacity or insanity.
In all other cases, permanent total disability shall be determined in accordance with the fact.
Labor Code Section 4653: If the injury causes temporary total disability, the disability payment is two-thirds of the average weekly earnings during the period of such disability, consideration being given to the ability of the injured employee to compete in an open labor market.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome formerly reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a chronic systemic disease characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. CRPS is expected to worsen over time. It often initially affects an arm or a leg and often spreads throughout the body. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is associated with dysregulation of the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system resulting in multiple functional loss impairment, and disability. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is known to cause psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety due to constant pain and reduced quality of life. The cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is currently unknown. The syndrome can affect any organ in the body. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome affects both men and women but is three times more common in women. There are potentially three stages of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.