An insurance defense case was recently argued at the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal.  The issue was whether Marinol, a synthetic form of marijuana, an FDA approved drug for cancer, AIDS and MS, when prescribed for a non-FDA approved use, must be approved by the employer in a workers’ compensation setting, or whether the insurance company defendant on behalf of the employer has a right to demand more justification from the doctor as to the basis upon which the doctor relies in prescribing the drug for a non- FDA approved use.


Plauché, Smith & Nieset is engaged in the insurance defense practice, concentrating on insurance defense litigation and business litigation in Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Allen Parish, and Beauregard Parish.  Plauche, Smith & Nieset also engages in the insurance defense practice throughout the state of Louisiana.