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Workers’ Compensation – Authorized Treating Physician – Defendants’ Request – Pain Management – Opioids (access required)

Holding: Defendants presented evidence that, despite 26 years of extraordinary amounts of pain medications, plaintiff’s pain from her compensable back injury remained at an eight or nine out of ten. This evidence supported the Industrial Commission’s uncontested finding that plaintiff’s current course of treatment had not effected a cure, provided relief or lessened the period ...

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