Debra L. Doby, a partner in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Intellectual Property groups, discusses how back pain is the most common cause of work-related disabilities in an article for DRI For The Defense.
In “Exploring the Limitations of Interventional Pain Management,” Debra talks about the two categories of back pain, the evolving perception of chronic pain, and unnecessary procedures physicians will recommend.
“Before recommending injections or surgery, physicians often will write a prescription for physical therapy (PT), typically a ‘check-the-box’ requirement before an insurance carrier will authorize injections or surgery. As many legal practitioners already can attest, physicians rarely oversee or review physical therapy progress. Physical therapy, arguably, could result in significant improvement for patients if appropriately administered, but as Ms. Ramin reports, most patients do not receive high-quality physical therapy.”
Read the full article here:
“Exploring the Limitations of Interventional Pain Management,” DRI For The Defense, October 2019
More about Goldberg Segalla’s Debra L. Doby:
Debra L. Doby concentrates her practice on Workers’ Compensation, Opioid and Cannabis litigation, Maritime law, and Intellectual Property. Named a “Rising Star” in New York Metro Super Lawyers every year since 2016, she has built a reputation on success in the courtroom and as well as a history of substantive and innovative engagement with the issues her clients face. Debra also created Goldberg Segalla’s Opioid Impact Program (OIP)—a comprehensive program which identifies and mitigates claims that have the potential to spiral out of control in terms of cost and exposure.