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Employer Can Terminate Payments for Narcotic Medication for Worker Who Lied About Drug Use

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 0

The Delaware Superior Court ruled that an employer was entitled to discontinue its payment for narcotic painkillers medications based on an injured worker's high use of the medication and dishonesty regarding her use of marijuana. Zelda Sheppard worked for Allen Family Foods. She was injured when she fell in her employer’s cafeteria in April 2011. Allen paid for Sheppard to receive treatment for her injuries. Dr. Jason Brokaw examined Sheppard three times between 2017 and 2020. At an appointment with Brokaw in 2019, Sheppard specifically denied using illegal drugs, but Brokaw repo...

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