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Fitness for Duty

From the desk of Dr. Stalberg:

QME services now available in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Main Office)
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Cerritos, CA 90703
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Panorama City, CA 91402
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Valencia, CA 91355
Ventura, CA 93003
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Fitness for Duty Evaluation Services:
Pre-screening and event-triggered evaluations of personnel. Fitness for duty based on established psychiatric and legal standards and fairness to all parties involved. Evaluations may be used to:
— Identify crucial issues
— Understand causes/origins of problems — Provide innovative solutions/remedies
— Prevent recurrences
— Avoid protracted disputes and litigation

Fitness for Duty Services provided to:
— Schools and district administrators 
— Attorneys, arbitrators and judges
— Corporate HR departments
— Hospital and medical practices
— Law enforcement/corrections
— Professional associations

Se Habla Español.

Vea este Vídeo! Pregunte a su Abogado por los servicios de Traducción. English version: Spanish-Speaking video

The Working Brain, The Challenged Mind:

When Is Mental Health Vulnerable to Working Conditions

Most Workers Compensation claims involve a physical injury, usually orthopedic. When the injury is to the back, neck, or extremities, mental consequences may follow, such as anxiety or depression. Often the body (“soma”) has problems that combine with the mind (“psyche”) resulting in a so-called “psychosomatic illness.” As a matter of law employers are obligated to provide treatment for such conditions.

The Manual for Permanent Disability Ratings acknowledges that psychiatric injuries are about one-and one-half times more disabling than injuries to most other body parts, such as musculoskeletal, internal, neurologic, etc. The State of California correctly recognizes that injuries to the psyche are the most disabling.

Many workplace environments are emotionally challenging. Pressure to perform and achieve goals may create circumstances whereby some individuals have trouble thinking straight. This may harm their productivity or diminish their capacity to solve problems or work well with others, and may even lead to an accident. Click here to read more...


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