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CLB Journal Club Lunch: Relationship Between Stressfulness of Claiming for Injury Compensation and Long-term Recovery: A Prospective Cohort Study

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April 29, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 185

David Studdert, Professor of Law and Medicine at Stanford, will discuss his work on the relationship between the stressfulness of claiming for injury compensation and long-term recovery.

Each year, millions of persons worldwide seek compensation for transport accident and workplace injuries. Previous research suggests that these claimants have worse long-term health outcomes than persons whose injuries fall outside compensation schemes. However, existing studies have substantial methodological weaknesses and have not identified which aspects of the claiming experience may drive these effects. Prof. Studdert will discuss his work with colleagues to determine aspects of claims processes that claimants find stressful and whether such stressful experiences are associated with poorer long-term recovery.