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Workers’ Compensation – Appeals – Issue Preservation – Opioid Addiction Treatment (access required)

Plaintiff argued that opioid medications should continue to be prescribed and paid for by defendants. Defendants raised the issue of whether some prescriptions were related to plaintiff’s compensable work-related injury. However, neither party raised the issue of treatment for opioid dependence. In awarding plaintiff benefits for treatment for opioid addiction, the Industrial Commission created an ...

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