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Implications for COVID-19 Vaccine Complications in the District of Columbia

January 2021 | By Julie D. Murray

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine through emergency use authorization. During the approval process, members of the FDA committee expressed concern regarding adverse reactions to the vaccine. The FDA reports the most common solicited adverse reactions were injection site reactions, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain,…

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D.C. Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19 Stress-Related Claims

June 2020 | By Julie D. Murray

As essential workers continue to work, and others are making plans to return, employers in the District of Columbia face the potential for stress-related workers’ compensation claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As these are unprecedented times, there remain questions regarding the compensability of such claims. View Article The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view…

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Medical expenses are recoverable from a negligent third party only when those expenses are causally related to the third party’s negligence.

February 2020

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld the decision of the Maryland Worker’s Compensation Commission finding that an Employer in a Workers’ Compensation Claim cannot recover medical expenses it paid from the proceeds of a related medical malpractice settlement where the medical treatment provided was not causally related to the alleged malpractice.

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