Alison Stewart Appointed to ISBA Workers’ Compensation Section Council

Attorney Alison Stewart has been appointed to serve a second term on the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) for 2022-2023. The ISBA is a vibrant organization due in large part to its volunteers. This will be Alison’s second term of service on the Council.…


Iowa Work Comp Prosthetic Legislation Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Tori Biggerstaff Governor Reynolds signed a bill relating to injured workers’ entitlement to prosthetic device needs as a result of work-related injuries. (H.F.2411). An Act Relating to Replacements of Permanent Prosthetic Devices for Injured Wo…


Morgan Todd Borron Joins Firm as Law Clerk

Morgan is from Grimes, Iowa and graduated from Dallas-Center Grimes HS in 2010. She attended Iowa State University where she graduated in 2014 with a BA in Political Science and minors in General Business, Journalism and Mass Communications, and History. After graduation, she worked at two law firm…


Tori Biggerstaff Joins Firm as Law Clerk

Tori grew up in Broomfield, Colorado. She graduated from Augustana College in 2019 with a double major in Business Management and Psychology and a minor in Political Science. Tori started at Drake Law School in 2020 and is now a rising 3L. At Drake, Tori is in the top 25% of her class. She externed…


Iowa Court of Appeals Construes a Defendant’s Scope of Liability

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals just ruled on the scope of liability in Ross v. Walker. On a foggy evening, while traveling westbound in the right lane of Interstate 80, a driver attempted to make a left-handed U-turn across a median. H…


Iowa Supreme Court Interprets “Shoulder” as a Scheduled Member

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart and Tyler Smith, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Significant debate has stemmed from the legislature’s addition of the “shoulder” to Iowa Code Section 85.34(2). The Iowa Supreme Court settled this debate, in part, in their recent decisions, Chavez v. M.S. Tech…


The “Eggshell Plaintiff Rule”: What is it and how can it affect your case?

Legal Update by Attorney Marshall Tuttle and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Iowa Uniform Jury Instruction 200.34 is titled “Previous Infirm Condition” and reads:  If plaintiff had [a] condition making [them] more susceptible to injury than a person in normal health, then the defendant is responsible for…


ABA Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Meeting March 4-5 in New Orleans

Attorney Alison Stewart is on the planning committee for the March 4-5 ABA Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Meeting to be held in New Orleans. This is a conference planned by ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Session. This year's meeting is offering panels that speak …


Workers' Compensation Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals and the Workers’ Compensation Commissioner recently ruled on several important workers’ compensation topics:Compensation when Shoulder Injury is Combined with another Scheduled Member Injury Commissione…


Attorney Tyler Smith Speaker at 2022 Iowa Ortho Work Comp Conference

Save the Date and Register Today Peddicord Wharton attorney Tyler Smith will be speaking at the March 3 Iowa Ortho 2022 Workers' Compensation Conference. He will present on: COVID-19 and its Effects on Workers’ Compensation Claims in Iowa. Iowa Ortho2022 Workers’ Compensation Conference Thursday, …


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