Special Adjudication Unit

As a major step to combat fraud in the workers’ compensation system, AB 1244 added Section 139.21 to the Labor Code, which requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation to suspend certain medical providers from participating in the workers’ compensation system, including those who are convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving fraud or abuse of any patient, the Medi-Cal or Medicare programs, or the workers’ compensation system itself. Labor Code section 139.21 provides for a hearing process regarding the suspension and a special lien adjudication procedure to address pending liens of those providers who are suspended based upon a criminal conviction.

Special adjudication unit calendar

Pending Lien Consolidation Proceedings for Suspended Physicians, Practitioners, or Providers

Name Master Case Hearing Dates Location and Judge
Cohen, Mitchell ADJ7023471 06/12/17 - 1:30 p.m. Van Nuys – Gunn
Drobot, Michael D. ADJ7804777
Additional Case Information
03/08/18 - 10:30 a.m.
11/01/17 - 10:30 a.m
08/23/17 - 10:30 a.m.
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Drobot, Michael R. ADJ120880
Additional Case Information
03/28/18 - 10:30 a.m.
02/15/18 - 10:30 a.m.
08/17/17 - 10:30 a.m.
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Howser, Steven ADJ7098412
Additional Case Information
01/23/18 - 1:30 p.m.
11/07/17 - 1:30 p.m.
Santa Ana – Stone
Santa Ana – Stone
Iglesias, Fermin ADJ7237023
Additional Case Information
02/13/18 – 10:30 a.m.
11/27/17 - 10:30 a.m.
Van Nuys – Greenberg
Van Nuys – Greenberg
Ivar, Alan C.
ADJ 8991355 01/31/18 – 10:30 a.m.
09/13/17 - 10:30 a.m.
05/10/17 - 10:30 a.m.
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Reese, George ADJ8414084 06/19/17 - 10:30 a.m Van Nuys – Gunn
Rigler, Steven    ADJ10073742
Additional Case Information
02/08/18 - 8:30 a.m.
10/10/17 - 8:30 a.m.
San Diego – Gregory
San Diego – Gregory
Sobol, Philip A. ADJ1027535
Additional Case Information
01/24/18 – 10:30 a.m.
11/21/17 - 9:30 a.m.
09/14/17 - 1:30 p.m.
08/16/17 - 10:30 a.m.
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn
Van Nuys – Gunn

Suspension Activities

January 2018