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MO: Injured Employee’s Overdose Death Leads to Lifetime Benefits for Surviving Dependents

In a case that shows what can happen when a court determines that it is absolutely bound by a rigid reading of statutory language, a Missouri appellate court recently held that under the surviving-dependent-becomes-employee-by-definition theory adopted in Schoemehl v. State of Missouri, 217 S.W.3d 900...