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Worker's Malpractice Action Against UR Doctor Comes to End

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1281 | 6 | 74 min read

The 4th District Court of Appeal put the final nail in the coffin of a worker’s malpractice action against a utilization review physician, finding that the worker’s suit was properly dismissed. Case: King v. CompPartners, No. E063527, 10/10/2018, unpublished. Facts: Kirk King suffered a back injury at work in February 2008. His doctor issued a prescription for Klonopin, a benzodiazepine, to treat King's anxiety and depression from chronic back pain. In July 2013, a UR physician, CompPartners anesthesiologist Dr. Naresh Sharma, determined that the Klonopin was not a...

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