Will this be the year the Pennsylvania legislature expands panel doctors’ control of the comp process from 90 to 180 days? And with comp settlements increasingly overlooking medical benefits — could the injured worker be getting squeezed at both the front and back end of the process?

Live at 7 p.m. today on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal presents "Are Injured Workers Losing the ‘Medical’ Battle?" Joining host Christopher Naughton are claimant’s attorneys George Badey of Badey, Sloan & DiGenova, former Workers’ Comp Judge Geoffrey Dlin of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo and respondent’s counsel Barbara L. Young of Schaff & Young. Workers’ Comp Judge Audrey Beach rounds out the panel that questions whether employees are losing ground, especially as it relates to ongoing medical costs.

The program airs today at 7 p.m. and replays Sunday preceding WFMZ-TV news at 5:30 p.m. The show becomes available this week on www.LawJournalTV.com as well as YouTube.

The American Law Journal is the weekly talk-feature program airing on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia, WFMZ-TV 69 to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. View WFMZ-HD over the air and on all cable and satellite systems, see http://bit.ly/ALJchannels. FiOS system subscribers, tune to channel 15.

Next week on The American Law Journal: "Small Business Bankruptcy: ‘Mom and Pop’ on the Brink." •