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Three Book + Newsletter Combo

Medical Legal CompanionThis workbook includes hundreds of easy-to-understand examples and review questions that provide a foundational understanding of the Guides and analyzes issues in the Guides from a national perspective.

  • Published by the American Medical Association
  • Simple yet detailed explanations of the rating requirements and procedures in the Guides Fifth
  • All references to Tables and Figures in the Guides Fifth include page references for quick and easy reference
  • Comparisons of procedures and principles used i multiple chapters
  • Explanations ofwhich Guides tables are to be used for rating

Using the Guides Fifth as intendedThis unique and essential reference includes interviews with Guides Fifth Senior Medical Editor Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD (musculoskeletal chapters), J. Mark Melhorn, MD (Reviewer, Guides Fifth, and Lead Chapter Author, Guides Sixth, Upper Extremities), and the following Chapter Chairs: Robert Haralson, MD (Spine), Frank Jones, MD (Upper Extremities), James Luck, MD (Lower Extremities), Margit Bleecker, MD (Central and Peripheral Nervous System), August Colenbrander, MD (Visual System), Dennis C. Turk, PhD (Pain).

Issues addressed include:

  • When and how to modify the conventional Guides impairment rating
  • When to use the ROM method
  • Overlap between the DRE method and Chapter 18
  • Apportionment
  • Rating Pain
  • Rating impairments from multiple etiologies in the same table

Controversies in California Workers Compensation RatingThe book provides an analysis of controversial issues in California impairment and disability rating, with the following features:

  • An objective in-depth analysis of California case law with discussion of strategies for both applicant and defense
  • Chapter-by-Chapter analysis of controversies, ambiguities, conflicts and errors in the Guides, and the impact of the liberal construction mandate (Section 3202)
  • A detailed discussion of how to use the Schedule for Rating Permanent Disabilities (PDRS), with examples and practice problems
  • Comparisons of impairments that are rated in multiple chapters

Kingdon Rating NewsletterThe Kingdon Rating Newsletter is published three times per year by mail and includes analysis of current case law and issues related to impairment and disability rating.

All Three Books + one year subscription to the Newsletter: $169.95