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Sierra Pac. Indus. v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd., C050589

In a workers' compensation case, a decision finding a claimant's treatment reasonable and necessary through a certain time period, and denying a petition for reconsideration is annulled where the provisions of a senate bill, setting forth new guidelines for the determination of reasonable medical treatment, applied to the case.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/30/2006
  • Published 06/30/2006




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Pursley, Rush & Wesley, Roy W. Wesley, Sacramento, and Alisha E. Pritchard for Petitioner., Jack Perko, Malibu, for Gibraltar Electro Medical Services, Amicus Curiae, on behalf of Petitioner., Katten, Muchin, and Rosenman, Alan D. Croll, Laurence G. Solov and Jennifer L. Lallite, Los Angeles, for West Coast Surgery Centers Management, LLC, Amicus Curiae on behalf of WCAB, State of California, Corey Chatham and Lee K. Kenney, D.C.;   and David Bryan Leonard, Los Angeles, for California Society Of Industrial Medicine & Surgery, Inc., Amicus Curiae on behalf of WCAB.

  • For Appellees:
  • Brissman & Associates and Jon C. Brissman, Colton, for Respondent Placerville Chiropractic & Sports Clinic., No appearance for Respondent Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and Corey Chatham.
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