Rick Goldman graduated with his Bachelors of Arts from California State University Northridge, Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law with Honors in 1978. A Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, Mr. Goldman has practiced exclusively in all aspects of defense of Workers’ Compensation claims with a vast experience in subrogation, retirement hearings and civil litigation involving the management side of employment and labor matters.
Mr. Goldman is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association and the Los Angeles and Ventura County Bar Associations.
On January 4, 2011 the California Second Appellate District summarily denied a Petition for Writ of Review by a lien claimant, California Pharmacy Management, which challenged a determination by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board that proof of acquisition costs of pharmaceuticals is a prerequisite to the recovery of their lien. The appropriate reimbursable amount of […]
In the recent (unpublished) decision by the California Court of Appeal, Moore v. California Surety, the Court held that the employer’s handling of the interactive process and attempts to provide reasonable accommodation to an injured worker were wholly adequate, and that the employee’s case was properly dismissed as a matter of law. In Moore, the […]
How important are Medical Provider Networks (MPN) for employers in fighting unauthorized treatment? More important than ever. In a recent WCAB en banc decision issued on April 20, 2011, the WCAB made it clear that when there is a valid medical provider network (MPN), and the injured worker obtains treatment outside the MPN, the employer […]