Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Worker's Comp Medication
The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided Bellsouth Telecommunications v. Larry Harris yesterday located here. The issue was that Mr. Harris had renal failure as a result of the medications he had to take for his compensable worker's comp injury. He applied for benefits as a result and was initially denied. The Commission eventually gave him the benefits and the Court of Appeals affirmed. Based on this, any additional injury that flows from the compensable worker's comp injury seems to also be compensable as long as a causal link is established.