Sarah G. Hegener

The Walking Dead

By: Sarah G. Hegener

This week, a Georgia jury began
hearing arguments and testimony in a wrongful death suit filed by the family of
a stunt actor who died on the set of AMC television series, The Walking Dead. John Bernecker died
two years ago after falling more than 20 feet while performing stunts for the
show. Bernecker’s family named […]

Monday, December 16, 2019|

Resignation as a pre-condition to settlement: Is the employee still entitled to Unemployment Benefits?

By Sarah Hegener Anglin, Esq.

Most employers require employees to agree to resignation before beginning settlement negotiations. A question arises as to whether the employee, who has voluntarily resigned, is subsequently entitled to draw unemployment benefits. In Georgia, an employee is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits if he voluntarily resigned from his employment without “good cause”. […]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|

Is now the time to re-do that expensive MSA? Recent availability of generics to replace expensive drugs could mean big reductions

By Sarah Hegener Anglin, Esq.

It is no secret that costly Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) can be an obstacle when settling a workers’ compensation claim. Prescription drugs are almost always the main cost driver of a claimant’s MSA, especially when brand name medications are being prescribed. One of the most effective ways to minimize the […]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|

Clarifying the Purpose and Scope of the Petition for Medical Treament (PMT) Process

By: Sarah Hegener, Esq.

By now, you may have had a Petition for Medical Treatment (PMT) call on one of your files. This new medical authorization process was implemented by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in July 2017 to assist with expedited authorization for medical treatment recommended by an authorized treating physician (ATP) and […]

Tuesday, October 9, 2018|