Are you or a loved one receiving medications and supplies under
workers’ compensation in the form of “convenience packs?” If you are, there is a
solid likelihood that you are being taken advantage of without your knowledge.
For those who are unaware, convenience packs or co-packs are bundles of
medications and supplies that are packaged together to help injured and
ill patients ensure they receive proper doses on a regular basis. While
this sounds like an excellent idea on the surface, the supposed “convenience”
of these packs ends up being far overshadowed by their exorbitant markup
in price. Medications and supplies included in convenience packs are oftentimes
sold at a substantially higher price than what they would have normally
cost on their own – in many cases, being priced at triple their
For example, a tube of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Voltaren® Gel
only costs $60 on its own. When combined into a co-pack with antibacterial
wipes, however, the cost is suddenly in excess of $500 – more than
9 times the original price. No pack of antibacterial wipes is worth $440.
Whether it be combining topical ointments with bandages or pain medications
with anti-inflammatory drugs, these packages allow pharmaceutical companies
to charge unfair fees while providing no real added value to the consumer.
When considering the fact that individuals receiving workers’ compensation
only have access to a finite amount of funds in their settlement, this
scheme can be devastating. Workers can end up surrendering a sizable chunk
of their much-needed benefits to pharmaceutical providers for packs that
they do not even need, causing them to quickly burn through their settlement
and be left with the cost of their remaining medical expenses.
Contact Chestnut & Beller Today
If the costs of your medication under workers’ compensation seem
questionably high, get in touch with the knowledgeable Cobb County workers’
compensation attorneys at Chestnut & Beller today. Having earned an
AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale Hubbell® and three Workers’
Comp Attorney of the Year awards for our unparalleled legal skill and
client satisfaction, we can review the charges on your workers’
compensation benefit statement and seek reimbursement where appropriate.
Do not let greedy pharmaceutical companies take advantage of you –
call (770) 285-5542 or
contact our office online today to discover your legal options.