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High Court Finds Worker's Narcotic Pain Medication No Longer Compensable

Monday, June 27, 2022 | 0

The Delaware Supreme Court upheld a determination that an injured worker’s prescribed narcotic pain medications were no longer compensable. Case: Sheppard v. Allen Family Foods, No. 346, 2021, 06/23/2022, published. Facts: Zelda Sheppard worked for Allen Family Foods. She slipped and fell at work in April 2011. Sheppard received total disability benefits and was prescribed opiate and non-opiate medications. Procedural history: In August 2012, Sheppard filed a petition for additional benefits, alleging that she had suffered a permanent impairment. The Industrial Accident Board determ...

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