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Cancellation of In-Person Hearings at IWCC – November 2020

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced today that as of close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Friday, November 13, all in-person hearings of any kind will be DISCONTINUED through the end of the month of November. This pertains to ALL hearing sites throughout the state. Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed

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COVID-19 Vaccinations & Liability Issues

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world have been focused on developing a vaccination to fight the virus. In March, the federal government established Operation Warp Speed through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed an

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Case Law Update – Spring 2021

Court Rejects Vocational Opinion Offered by Medical Expert Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. v. Ill. Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 2021 IL App (3d) 190754WC-U Facts Claimant, Sylvia Mendez, filed an application for adjustment of claim pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, seeking benefits for injuries she allegedly sustained on October 11, 2009, while

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In Memoriam – Clifford I. Ganan

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Clifford I. Ganan on February 6, 2022. He was a beloved colleague, mentor and friend. Cliff was a graduate of the University of Illinois where he first met and enchanted his wife of many years, Barbara (Bunny). They have been

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