I fell of a broken ladder from approx 13-15 feet. I was knocked unconscious. I dont remember falling, just waking up drowsy with the EMTs lifting me up into the ambulance.
I sustained a severe concussion. I have been having lingering headaches, with severe migrains ever few days since falling 5 months ago. I also im dizzy, have spotty vision at times and double vision looking up. I also have hard time remembering things and concentrating. Well, 3 months after falling, I was told by my neurologist there was nothing he could do and would recomend me seeing a university for futher treatment. He said I have Post Cuncussion syndrom. In the mean time I had various memory test and exams done by a Neuropsychologist. The test were given which lasted 4 hours one week, and another 4 hours the following week. I was just informed by my workmans comp lawer that the insurance company's lawyer called with my test results from the Neuropsychologist. The anwsers he told me were so low that they showed I was malingering..he said this will be devasting to my case. My lawyer said he wont pay $5000 out of his pocket to have me re-tested either. Now, the original neurologist that recomended me seeing a university for my post concussion syndrom said hes recalling that recomendation. I have seen a psychiatrist a month ago and said I have post concussion syndrom, and post traumatic stress disorder. I been a ball of nerves since my lawyer told me this. I answered and did the test as best as I could, the combination of feeling like a zombie, taking zantax, valium and pain medication how was I supposed to do on that test. Now im labeled of a malinger. What can I do? I feel like im being slandered. Is it a way for the workmans comp to cut off benifits? My lawyer doesnt give me any reassurance. He says just sit back and see what happens. I just cant sit still knowing that my income might be jepodized. I am the only provider to my wife and the children. I would go back to work if I could but I cant..I feel like a have a horrible hangover every day of my life.