My Husband received an acute electrical shock on the job July 17, 2009 and has developed CRPS in all 4 limbs. Around March 2010 he became so bad I had to take him to his Dr. appointments as he could not get around alone from his limbs having tremors and also seizing up among other problems. On June 4, 2010 his Dr. requested me as his caregiver as he no longer can do most things. I happen to be a private home caregiver and decided I could not go out to help someone else and leave my husband in his condition with no help and we are about out of money, savings gone, credit cards out of hand to survive on. Now the Insurance company requested from me if I would give a deposition, they asked me September 8, 2010 and I agreed thinking this will help get me paid. My husbands Attorney had me make out weekly time sheets with charges and my fees and he sent them to the insurance company and their Attorney, well finally they set date for my deposition and it is October 22, 2010. Husbands Attorney said he did not like the fact they are doing it, I said well this will help to get me paid and he said "it can't hurt, it might help". My husband sees the AME a week after my deposition. When husbands Attorney subitted Doctor request for garegiving and my work sheets and charges they said they will consider payment if the AME agrees with husbands Dr and what he feels is needed. The AME is Fredric Newton in Oakland, CA
My question is does anyone have any experience with getting paid as the caregiver? I enjoy this forum and relay things I read here to my husband and it has been helpful. Thank You!