I was injured back in early Jan. of this year. I suffered a shoulder dislocation that required surgery. On May 12th I got my "PPI" rating from my treating physician. He first told me that I had no impairment, without taking ANY measurements of my range of motion. I was baffled by this and showed him my very limited range of motion. He then tells me that the most he can give me is 3% for external rotation. Again, without taking any measurements.
So, I call another Ortho's office and set up an appointment for a 2nd opinion. The new doctor took an extensive range of motion and came up with 11% of my shoulder, 7% body. Now, my question is with the lack of the original doc's "thoroughness" and basically guessing at a ppi rating (going from 0 - 3%), without so much as even moving my arm, and the extent of the 2nd opinions... I'm sure the ins. co. is going to want to compromise somewhere in the middle, if even accept the 2nd opinion at all. Do I have a good case if it comes to taking it in front of a judge? And if so, how long would it take to be seen? Thanks for any help!