How many work comp claimants died from opioid overdoses last year in your state?
How many of your claimants died?
As far as I can tell we only know this figure for one state – Washington. And we only know that because Gary Franklin, the state fund’s medical director did a lot of analysis of a lot of data. That analysis was a major factor in the state’s adoption of strong laws around opioid prescribing, laws that have been directly responsible for a 50 percent reduction in the number of opioid-related deaths of work comp claimants.
So. How many claimants are dying in your state?