• Louisiana Supreme Court: Workers' Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines Apply Retroactively, Regardless of When Accident Occurred
  • May 21, 2014 | Author: Christopher S. Mann
  • Law Firm: Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans Office
  • On May 7, 2014, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the medical treatment guidelines that were put in place in June 2011 apply to all requests for medical treatment under the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act regardless of when the underlying accident occurred. The Supreme Court's decision in Church Mutual Ins. Co. v. Dardar overrules contrary decisions reached by each of the Louisiana Courts of Appeal and provides consistency (and a degree of objectivity) to requests for medical treatment in Louisiana workers' compensation claims.