I was injured on the job and am currently receiving time loss benefits.
I have and fully detached subscapularis tendon, SLAP tear, and damage to the bicep pully. The 2 L and I surgeons wanted to drill a hole through the bone and tie the tendon down while also doing a tenodesis (cut the bicep tendon and move it down to the humerus). L and I pays about $3900 for both proceedures.
I want them to repair the bicep pulley and reattach the tendon using bio-absorbable sutures and anchors because for religeous and personal reasons I do not want the nylon and metal left in my body. These are newer techniques that take almost twice as long to do and have more expensive supplies. I have two out of state surgeon who will do this but they will not take L and I as they want over $15,000.
If I do not accept the L and I surgeons surgery recomendations can L and I - 1) stop my time loss payments; 2) deny retraining; 3) deny PPD benefits (without the surgery I will have about a 30% loss of use); and 4) close my case?