Injured Workers Advocates to Host Women’s Caucus Breakfast;

Call for end to Constant Delays and Denials of Medical Care;

Insurance Carrier Malfeasance


MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546,; Twitter: @shopcraft


SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) Women’s Caucus, whose members represent Californians injured on the job, will host a breakfast with members of the Legislature’s Women’s Caucus on Tuesday, May 14th, to focus on work injuries common to women and identify solutions.


“As the percentage of women in the workforce has steadily increased, and as more women have taken on jobs that are traditionally held by men, the risk of injury to working women has also increased,” said CAAA Women’s Caucus Co-Chair Lauren Belger. “Women generally have more work-related cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, respiratory diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, and anxiety and stress disorders. Women are concentrated in lower-paying jobs, some of which are injury-prone. We look forward to identifying ways to address the risks to women in the workforce.”


CAAA will also call attention to the refusal of insurance carriers to provide medical care, even when ordered by a judge to do so. “The WCAB decision ordering an audit of Sedgwick Claims Management Services for its persistent defiance of a judge’s order to provide care for a patient who subsequently died shows the need for stronger penalties for carrier malfeasance,” said CAAA President Larry Stern.


WHAT:       CAAA Women’s Caucus Breakfast and Lobby Day

WHO:        Advocates for Injured Workers, Women legislators and staff

      (By invitation only)

WHEN:      8:30 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WHERE:   State Capitol, Eureka Room


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