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Delayed-Emergent Disc Herniation – How To Interpret Persistent Low Back Pain in the Absence of Positive MRI Findings?

How Should Physicians and Patients Interpret Persistent Low Back Pain in the Absence of Positive MRI Findings? Is a Delayed-Emergent Disc Herniation to Blame? A sprain/strain injury of the lumbar spine can result in delayed-emergent disc herniation via the mechanism of accelerated degenerative disc disease. The lumbar spine is supported…

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Are the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation a Credible Resource?

The AMA Guides are widely used by IME physicians who consistently testify on behalf of defense interests in workers’ compensation matters.  By contrast, Washington Law Center indicates that this publication has fallen into general disrepute by those who represent injured workers as well as advocates of efficient workers’ compensation schemes.…

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Who Is Charles Peterson, M.D.? | Washington IME Doctor | Washington Law Center

Who is Charles Peterson, M.D.?

Who is Charles Peterson, M.D.?

There are multiple physicians named Charles Peterson, nationally, but this article references only that Charles Peterson, MD, who has routinely performed Independent Medical Examinations (“IME exams”) for the Department of Labor & Industries and Self-Insured Employers in the state of Washington. Please note that the entirety of this article is solely the exclusive opinion of its author, Spencer D. Parr, co-founder of Washington Law Center, regarding Dr. Charles Peterson.

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Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System

Understanding Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System There is a natural psychological impact on any worker who has been seriously injured and/or unable to work for a long period of time.  The most common psychological conditions are the  result of a psychosocial fallout of serious injuries or occupational diseases are…

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