Monthly Archives: September 2016

Medical Marijuana: Reasonable and Necessary Medical Treatment for Pain?

Appellate Division of Maine’s Comp Board Orders Two Employers to Reimburse Workers for Treatment Costs In two separate decisions, the Appellate Division of Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Board recently affirmed two ALJs’ decisions requiring employers to reimburse injured workers for the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s Opt Out Law

Earlier today (September 13, 2016), in Vasquez v. Dillard’s, Inc., 2016 OK 89, in a 7–2 decision, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, in one of the most important workers’ compensation decisions in memory, held the core provision of the Oklahoma … Continue reading

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510 Pills Per Month With Little Improvement: Tennessee High Court Allows Change of Physician

Illustrating the deep—and sometimes bitter—divide between some who espouse clinically oriented medical treatment and others that promote the so-called “best practices” guidelines outlined in evidence-based medicine (EBM), a Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, in … Continue reading

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