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, …


Peddicord Wharton Attorneys Recognized in Practice Areas by “The Best Lawyers in America©”

Five attorneys from Peddicord Wharton were recently selected by their peers to be recognized in respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 edition for Des Moines. Two attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition) Workers’ Compensation L…


Peddicord Wharton Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2022 Edition

Peddicord Wharton has been recognized in the practice area of Workers' Compensation - Employers by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for its 2022 rankings. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client a…


Attorneys Stewart & Tuttle Named Partners at Peddicord Wharton

Peddicord Wharton Attorneys Alison Stewart and Marshall Tuttle have been named Partners at Peddicord Wharton. Alison’s practice is focused on workers’ compensation and personal injury defense. She has worked on all aspects of cases ranging from simple to complex, including trials, mediations, sett…


2021 Year-End Workers’ Compensation Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Happy Holidays from Peddicord Wharton! We have a few recent updates concerning workers’ compensation matters: Commissioner Cortese filed the most recent supervisory order concerning COVID-19 impact on November 29, 2021. All in-…


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