Timothy Rose is a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense attorney with the Law Offices of Bradford & Barthel, LLP, and managing attorney of their Santa Rosa office. He practices in the area of Workers’ Compensation, subrogation and ADR/Union carve-out programs. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in July of 2007. Prior to his work with Bradford & Barthel, Timothy was a senior claims examiner with American International Group, Inc. and Insurance Company of the West, Inc. As an examiner, he also piloted an alternative dispute resolution program with various ADR programs throughout Southern California. He is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer and offers training all over California to various insurance companies and claims administrators.
In late February 2013, the Audit Unit of the California Division of Workers Compensation provided a newsline release which dealt with good faith negotiations and liens. The release stated: The Audit Unit of the Division of Workers' Compensation has received an increasing number of complaints from individuals and entities providing services on a lien basis […]
In an attempt to simplify the ever-confusing Workers’ Compensation world in the great State of California, our legislative branch drafted SB 863 in 2012. With the stroke of his pen, Governor Brown enacted sweeping legislation, with effective and varying start dates for various provisions of the new law. However, with varying start dates comes confusion […]
In an attempt to bring some finality to the issues presented in the Valdez decision (at least for the time being), the California Court of Appeal recently addressed the admissibility of non-Medical Provider Network (MPN) reports. In their May 29, 2012 decision (Elayne Valdez v. WCAB and Warehouse Demo Services, 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS […]
Questioning the need for a medical-legal examiner occurs more often than one would think. The decision can result in protracted and drawn out discussions and debate. Do you really need one? It depends, though it is often not necessary. Litigation in the Workers’ Compensation arena is a game of strategy. It may surprise many to […]
This is the second in a two-part series on pain management and the true cost of compound medications. The first part in the series can be found here. Issues With Quantity And Distribution It is difficult to determine the quantity needed to constitute a day’s worth of medication, as an amount needed per individual is […]
This is the first of a two-part series on pain management and the true cost of compound medications. The second part in the series can be found here. In the world of Workers' Compensation, medical treatment is provided with traditional methods as well as current medicine trends or “fads.” “Reasonable and Necessary” medical treatment afforded […]
Elayne Valdez v. Warehouse Demo Services; Zurich North America, adjusted by ESIS, (2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 55), April 20, 2011 Summary After treating in an established Medical Provider Network, applicant’s counsel designated a non-Medical Provider Network treating physician who began to actively treat the applicant. After an issue over temporary disability benefits surfaced, applicant’s […]