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Missouri: Court Ponders Whether Insurer Can Direct Care When Missouri Employer Closes Its Business

Do insurers gain the right to select a medical provider when the employer is no longer in business? In Lyman v Missouri Employer's Mutual Insurance Company , 2013 Mo. App. Lexis 970 (August 23, 2013) [ version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the court of appeals reversed a summary judgment...

Missouri: Young Woman Who Won’t Quit Smoking Awarded Permanent Total

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Case citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed case citations link to Lexis Advance. A 33 year old woman in Marion County hurt her back lifting a box of books, had back surgery and asserts she was unable to work due to nonunion and intractable back pain. The issue...

Missouri: Court Finds Denial of Treatment While Carrier Investigates Comp Claim

An employer has an obligation to provide medical treatment for a work-related injury when it received a request for care even if the employer has not finished its investigation, according to the recent court of appeals case, Downing v. McDonald's Sirloin Stockade, 2014 Mo App. Lexis 37 (lexis.com...