Workers' Compensation

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California: Unreasonable Denial of Medical Treatment by Abruptly Withdrawing Authorization for Injured Worker’s Opioid Pain Medication
Posted on 18 May 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Both utilization review physician and MTUS expressly recommended slow tapering of opioid pain medications The WCAB, in a split panel opinion, rescinded a WCJ’s order denying the applicant’s petition for penalty under Labor Code § 5814... Read More

Alabama: Court Approves Award for Erectile Dysfunction Medication in Spite of Rule Limiting Such Awards
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

An Alabama appellate court affirmed an award for a prescription medication in the form of a “time release” medication for erectile dysfunction that an employee contended was associated with his use of prescription narcotics to manage pain... Read More