In Paul Peters v. Southern Drilling, the claimant was injured at their workplace and had multiple surgeries. Over the course of two decades, they took both prescribed and non-prescribed medications for the pain. The claimant filed a petition for a pain pump which was denied by the employer.
The JCC reviewed the claimant’s extensive medical history and testimony and decided that the pain pump was reasonable and medically necessary for the claimant. Without the pain pump, they would either be in pain or put back on the medication that they were prone to abuse.
Authorization of pain pump GRANTED
Attorney fees GRANTED