I've tried to maintain, for the most part, a positive.. the glass is half full.. there's a silver lining.. type outlook through this Claim and I am frustrated beyond all belief today. The IC is a joke, my Attorney is.. not even sure what word I should use for him and my Doctors office is incompetent.
I had a gut feeling that something wasn't right and I was correct. I sat down with my Attorney today, needing a face to face instead of emails with the paralegal, and was shocked by the info he showed me. He hasn't received ANYTHING from my Doc or the IC since NOVEMBER. 4 months! He says 'Well we had the AME and the doc (my doc) sent a report contesting it, though its not detailed enough for me to do anything with in court, and I assumed since you were marked P&S that you hadn't had anymore doctor visits'. I had a hell of a time (can we cuss? if not I'm sorry won't do it again.) controlling my anger. Why did no one from his office contact me to see if all of a sudden 'stopped' going to the Doc? Pretty sure I emailed the paralegal and him about the delay (yet again) on one of the Doc's requests. OH and the Doc.. his office or him I don't even know who is supposed to do it.. hasn't sent a report in since late November? I'm sure the IC has received reports otherwise Doc doesn't get paid.. but all of a sudden my Attorney isn't being copied? Why didn't my Attorney reach out to the Doc if he needed more clarification on the Docs report contesting the AME results? Is he not allowed to?
I feel like I have to follow up on everything with everyone. Isn't the Doc supposed to be following some damn guideline? Isn't the Attorney supposed to be protecting me and acting in my best interests (which is also his if he wants to get a decent paycheck). I mean what the heck!
Had to vent. I know yall understand all to well Workers Comp frustration.