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Monday, December 5, 2011

Workers Compensation on Drugs - Tenn Supreme Court Allows Fatal Case to Proceed

A major complaint of the failure of medicine is that sick people are sent to the pharmacy for pain relief without adequate evaluation instead of sent to the the physician's office for more costly medical treatment. The Tennessee Supreme Court has permitted a death claim to go forward against his employer where the employee died following an overdose of pain killers.

Click here to read Kilburn v Granite State (Tenn 2011)
".... the medical records show that on August 31, 2009, and November 2, 2009, Dr. Schwarz, the surgeon, found that Mr. Kilburn was plagued with lower extremity pain and lower back pain for which he recommended L4-S1 fusion surgery, but Employer denied treatment. " read more
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