I had to have rotator cuff surgery in August 2011. All was going well until the last few weeks when it started becoming painful again and had that crunching-grinding. My doctor is wonderful and I have NO problems with him. The problem is the agent with the workers comp insurance. I of course have to have the pre op tests done but when I talked to her she actually said that I needed to wait since some of these doctors are just trying to get a 2nd surgery for the money! I explained that I went to the doctor they sent me to and that according to the new MRI the tendons (or whatever) above where he fixed it now are tearing. I called my workers comp agent to get the clearance to get to pre op test done and she said I'd have to wait.
I have had maybe 4 conversations with her in the last 10 months so my question really is, is there anyway I can request a different agent? Others I have talked to when she's been off have been very helpful. I don't know if I have the right to ask for someone else to handle my case. It's not like I'm really looking forward to having another surgery! But as difficult as thsi all is, having her make thkngs worse is just too much. I've have to go on medication for the anxiety! Any help or experiences you can give would be greatly appreciated. Is it time to look into getting a workers comp lawyer?
Thanks so much---Starznaz