Workers’ Comp Insurance Carrier Not Liable For Death of Worker in Overdose:

On August 20, 2019, the NH Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier is not liable for the death of an injured worker who died of a heroin and oxycodone overdose after being prescribed opioids for his injury. After his death, his widow filed for death benefits with the workers’ comp insurer. The insurer rejected the claim and the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board who found the amount of oxycodone consumed at the time of death was inconsistent with his prescribed dosage.

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