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Goldberg Law Group Successful in Adding Intractable Pain as a Debilitating Medical Condition in IL

Updated: May 19, 2023

On September 13, 2019, The Illinois Department of Public Health added iIntractable pain as a debilitating medical condition pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. Goldberg Law Group represented patient A.M (who suffers from intractable. pain) before the IDPH, which twice declined to add intractable pain as a qualifying medical condition. Goldberg Law Group filed an administrative appeal and won, and on January 12, 2018, a Cook County Circuit Court Judge Ordered that the condition be added to the list of qualifying conditions. The State of Illinois filed an appeal with the First District Appellate Court, and Goldberg Law Group won the appeal. Subsequent to the ruling by the Appellate Court, the IDPH added intractable pain to the list of qualifying conditions.


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