Blood Is Thicker Than Water
The Hon. Robert G. Rassp Los Angeles, California
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and are not the opinions of the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, the Division of Workers’ Compensation, or the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. This article was originally published in LexisNexis and Vermo. The article is republished with permission from the author.
This article was inspired by a true story that raises issues of public policy, fairness, and equity. It is a tragic story with a bittersweet ending. The story calls for a discussion about a change in the law to correct what may be an inequity. This is especially true since the California Constitution, Article XIV, section 4, mandates that substantial justice occur in every workers’ compensation case.