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    My mother in law was injured on the job in 1994, spinal fusion, titanium discs, the whole deal...couple of years ago she had a pain management pump surgically imbedded in her body to release morphine directly to the spine, because she could not contral the pain with oral medications, and overdoesed. Since then, she continues to complain to her pcp and her pain management doctor that there is still a great deal of pain, and begs them both to turn up her pump and give her more oral medications. They refuse to re-evaluate her now currently worsened condition. It is in my opinion, that she has developed extreme tolerance to the medications, and needs to be re-evaluated. Recently she overdoed again, trying to overcome the pain and was hospitalized. Are these repeated visits to the ER and the hospital admissions the responsibility of the disability insurance company, since she is trying to control the pain caused from the injury?
    Thanks for your help.
    Megan

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    Not necessarily. The overdoses wouldn't be. It also isn't clear if her claim is still open after so much time. It is highly unsual for one to still be open from 94.

    If her PCP and treating physician don't think she needs treatment, then there isn't anything for WC to pay for.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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