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Court Allows Widow to Pursue Overdose Claim

Friday, December 2, 2011 | 0

By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorA widow who says her husband's overdose on oxycodone was work-related may pursue a death benefits claim, a Tennessee appellate court ruled in a case that emphasized the importance of evidence describing her husband's physical and mental state.The Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court of Tennessee decided that a lower court should have allowed Judy Kilburn to amend her husband's workers' compensation claim to add a claim for death benefits. The case is Kilburn v. Granite State Insurance Co.Judy's husband, Charles K...

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