Williams v. County of Los Angeles (ADJ7388209) (WCAB Van Nuys District Office): The Court of Appeal upheld the WCAB and the WCJ’s decision that the injured worker was entitled to 24/7 home care, dismissing the defendant’s argument that the 24/7 care was subject to utilization review.

WCAB San Francisco, September 14, 2017

The Court of Appeal upheld the WCAB and the WCJ’s decision that the injured worker was entitled to 24/7 home care, dismissing the defendant’s argument that the 24/7 care was subject to utilization review.  This case was argued on the “Patterson” theory that utilization review did not apply since there was no change of circumstances that would render utilization review approriate.