Insurer’s refusal to authorize out-of-state treatment leads to liability

 Friday, March 4, 2011

 Risk and Insurance

In an unpublished decision, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division held that an employer and its insurer were liable for the costs of a worker’s second surgery because the insurer’s refusal to authorize out-of-state medical treatment was a cause of her deteriorating medical condition requiring the surgery. In New Jersey, an employer can be required to authorize out-of-state medical treatment for a worker.
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