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Workers’ Compensation – Death Benefits Claim – Causation – Shoulder Injury & Alcohol Abuse – Treatment Delay (access required)

Even though the plaintiff-widow claims defendants’ delay in approving medical tests and treatments for her decedent-employee’s compensable shoulder injury led him to consume more alcohol, which in turn contributed to his death, since there was no medical evidence that the employee’s alcohol intake increased while he waited for defendants to approve tests and treatments, the ...

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