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Court Upholds Grant of Authorization for Worker's Medical Marijuana Treatment

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 0

A New York appellate court upheld a decision authorizing a doctor to treat an injured worker with marijuana. Case: Matter of Barretta v. Pal Environmental Safety, No. 533216, 07/14/2022, published. Facts: Vito Barretta worked for Pal Environmental Safety as a fire proofer. He has an established claim for an occupational disease involving his back, hips, legs and right foot with a date of disablement of July 2, 2014. Barretta began seeing Dr. Jonathan Rudnick in 2017, and despite engaging in numerous forms of treatment, he continued to suffer pain. In 2020, Rudnick sought authorization...

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