Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Provides you with the medical analysis you need to prove, refute, or prevent allegations of occupational injury and illness; includes AMA evaluations of permanent impairment.
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This authoritative resource provides you with the medical analysis you need to prove, refute, or prevent allegations of occupational injury and illness, and includes AMA evaluations of permanent impairment. Each chapter spells out the many factors that contribute to work-related injuries or illnesses, along with the state-of-the-art technical data you need to prove whether they were job-related including:

  • Anatomy
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Treatment/rehabilitation programs
  • Amount of disability assessed by the AMA
  • Related disorders

Your research will be accelerated with helpful practice aids such as medical illustrations, bibliographic references, medico/legal case annotations, a comprehensive index, and cross-references.

First published in 1992.

The 2020 Edition ISBN was 9781522185451.

See also the companion Volume 3 (AMA Guides Handbook) .

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Table of contents

 VOLUME ONE 

Part I.  Legal and Introductory Material
Chapter 1  Avenues of Workers' Compensation
Chapter 2  Identification and Prevention of Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
Chapter 3  Risk Management in the Workplace
Chapter 4  Return-to-Work Programs
Chapter 5  Evidence-Based Medicine
Chapter 6  Prescription Drugs
Chapter 7  Affordable Care Act and Workers‘ Compensation
Chapter 8  RESERVED

Part II.  Work-Related Injuries
Chapter 9  Head and Neck Injuries
Chapter 10  Hand Injuries
Chapter 11  Shoulder and Upper Extremity Injuries
Chapter 12  Hip, Knee and Leg Injuries
Chapter 13  Ankle and Foot Injuries
Chapter 14  Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine
Chapter 14A  Injuries of the Thoracic Spine
Chapter 15  Low Back Injuries
Chapter 16  Muscle Strains and Tears
Chapter 17  Repetitive Motion Disorders
Chapter 17A  Segmental (Hand-Arm) Vibration Injuries
Chapter 18  Spinal Cord and Nerve Root Injuries
Chapter 19  Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Chapter 14A  Injuries of the Thoracic Spine
Chapter 20  Burns: Thermal, Electrical, Radiation and Chemical
Chapter 20A  Electrical Injuries Other Than Burns
Chapter 21  Heat Street and Hypothermia
Chapter 22  Eye Injuries and Burns
Chapter 22A  Radiation Cataracts
Chapter 23  Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 24  Hernia
Chapter 25  Occupational Neurology
Chapter 26-29  Reserved

VOLUME TWO

Part III.  Occupational Illnesses
Chapter 30  Asbestosis and Related Cancers
Chapter 31  Silicosis and Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis
Chapter 32  Byssinosis
Chapter 33  Berylliosis
Chapter 34  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chapter 34A  Occupational Asthma
Chapter 34B  Occupational Bronchitis
Chapter 34C  Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis)
Chapter 34D  Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Chapter 34E  Hypersensitivity to Physical Agents
Chapter 34F  Occupational Rhinitis
Chapter 35  Occupational Cancer
Chapter 35A  Exposure to Hazardous Substances
Chapter 35B  Occupational Lead Poisoning
Chapter 36  Toxic Neuropathy
Chapter 37  Mental Stress Disorders
Chapter 37A  Psychological Impact of Work Disruption
Chapter 38  Heart Disease
Chapter 39  Liver Disease
Chapter 39A  Toxic Encephalopathies
Chapter 40  Kidney Disease
Chapter 41  Reproductive Disorders
Chapter 42  Blood Disorders and Malignancies
Chapter 42A  Occupational Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Chapter 43  Contact Hypersensitivity and Other Skin Disorders
Chapter 44  Radiation Sickness
Chapter 45  Indoor Air Pollution
Chapter 46  Occupationally-Acquired HIV/AIDS
Chapter 47  Shift Work Sleep Disordes
Chapter 48 through 99 — RESERVED
Index

VOLUME THREE

Part IV  AMA Guides Handbook
A.  Background and Case Summaries
Chapter 100  Overview and Background of AMA Guides
Chapter 101  Alabama – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 102  Alaska – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 103  Arizona – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 104  Arkansas – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 105  California – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 106  Colorado – AMA Guides Third Edition Revised
Chapter 107  Georgia – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 108  Hawaii – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 109  Illinois –AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 110  Iowa – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 111  Kansas – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 112  Kansas – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 113  Louisiana – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 114  Maine – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 115  Maryland – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 116  Massachusetts – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 117  Montana – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 118  Nevada – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 119  New Hampshire – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 120  New Mexico – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 121  North Dakota – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 122  Oklahoma – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 123  Oregon – AMA Guides Third Edition Revised
Chapter 124  Pennsylvania – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 125  Rhode Island – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 126  South Dakota – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 127  Tennessee – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 128  Texas – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 129  Vermont – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 130  Washington – AMA Guides Fifth Edition
Chapter 131  West Virginia – AMA Guides Fourth Edition
Chapter 132  Wyoming – AMA Guides Sixth Edition
Chapter 133  United States – AMA Guides Sixth Edition

B. Tables and Charts
Table 1  State-by-State Use of the AMA Guides
Table 2  AMA Guides – Frequently Used Terms
Table 3  AMA Guides – Common Acronyms
Table 4  List of Issues and Citations
Table 5  Medications: Brand and Chemical Names