Congratulations Sandy Rosenfeld

by Mark Fletcher, Esq. (Feb. 7, 2012)

Managing Partner, Mark Fletcher announced recently that Attorney Sandra Rosenfeld of our Ventura office has accepted a position at the Los Angeles W.C.A.B. as an Administrative Law Judge in the Department of Industrial Relations, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.  "We are very sorry to see her go, but look forward to seeing her on the bench", said Mr. Fletcher.

Ms. Rosenfeld earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley in 1997, followed immediately by her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2000.

Ms. Rosenfeld initially began practicing bankruptcy law, but was led into the world of workers' compensation through her husband who was an applicant's attorney at the time.  She began her practice in workers' compensation around 2001 and continued as a defense attorney when she joined the Law Offices of Bradford & Barthel, LLP in 2011.

All of us at B&B will miss Sandy's poise and even keeled temperament.  We sincerely wish her a smooth transition and know that she will undoubtedly be one of the more competent judges the district has to offer.

The Price of Pain Management- The True Cost of Compound Medications

by Timothy W. Rose (2/2/2012)

In the world of Workers’ Compensation, medical treatment is provided with traditional methods as well as current medicine trends or “fads”.  “Reasonable and Necessary” medical treatment afforded under the Labor Code can steer off course when popular/trendy medical treatment and procedures replace time-tested and proven forms of medical care.  One such unproven trend is that of compound medications.  Compound medications do have their advantages and can be considered reasonable medical care.  However, they have evolved from a useful medication alternative into multiple problems that require expensive and needless litigation.  Why?  The answer is simple: money.