Legal Question in Workers Comp in Texas

My stepfather has four herniated discs in his back from falling off a ladder at work years ago. He was put on workers comp and has been on medicine for it for years. He was recently diagnose with lung cancer and all of a sudden workers comp decided that he doesn't need the back medicine anymore because he has cancer. I wanted to know if they have the right to take away medicine that he needs to function just because he now has cancer.

Asked on 3/28/13, 5:14 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Donald McLeaish McLeaish&Associates;, P.C.

no but one has to go through the Texas Division of Workers ask the doctor prescribing medicine to ask for a hearing or go direct to Tex DWC by calling 800 252 7031..good luck as in Texas insurance companies control our legislature and courts

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Answered on 3/29/13, 7:27 am

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