Just a question for the group,
I have been on restricted duty since march 2010 due to a shoulder injury that will require surgery. Since I had a heart attack approximately 1 year ago and had a stent inserted I was required to take plavix. The W/C Dr. refused to do surgery until I was off plavix. My cardiologist first prescribed taking me off plavix and putting me on lovanox for a bridge treatment for about 10 days for the surgery but the W/C Dr. still would not do the surgery. I then finally hit the magic 1 year mark and my cardiologist gave consent to take me off of plavix for the surgery. 6 days after stopping the plavix and the afternoon before I had surgery Yep, had another MI caused by a blood clot from not taking the Plavix. W/C is balking about taking care of this even though it was their Dr's who demanded the no plavix. My Dr. said I would not have had the Heart Attack if I had not stopped the plavix. I think W/C needs to pony up to the bar and take care of this. What do Ya'll think?