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Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Medical Directors Making Treatment Decisions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 680 | 0 | 10 min read

A Louisiana civil court judge has forbidden the state workers' compensation agency's medical director from making final decisions on injured workers' treatment. Judge Donald Johnson Baton Rouge Civil Court Judge Donald Johnson issued a permanent injunction on Thursday against the process allowing the medical director to make the final determination about whether a disputed treatment should be authorized. Johnson issued a preliminary injunction against the process in 2015, but an appellate court vacated it last year and remanded the case. The court said Johnson hadn't ...

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