My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California
Ok, so the last post I had here was in May of 2011. I was diagnosed with a compensatory injury to my right shoulder due to having 2 surgeries on my left shoulder, all work related. In October of 2010, the PTP put me through PT and said after 6 treatments that I needed to go back to the ortho who did my last surgery and have him look at my right shoulder.
She then requested an M.R.I. Of course, the insurance company denied it.
Won't go into more about that time frame since it was in my earlier posts.
Ok the current situation is this: It took me from May of 2011 to NOW to finally see my original ortho doctor. This was due, I believe to an upcoming MSC. I had the MRI done on eb 7, 2012, with the results to my doctor the next day. The M.R.I showed a SLAP lesion to the right shoulder, along with impingement and edema swelling and tendinitis in the left shoulder. Now the doctor says I have to have 2 surgeries. A scope and clean out and repair of my right shoulder and a bicep tenodesis (which the AME recommended back in May of 2011) on my right. I am in so much pain right now, and no pain meds. Waiting for surgery date on the right. Also through all of this, my job laid me off in September, had to rehire me in December, due to labor union codes that were broken, and they just fired me again effective Jan 23rd, after trying in December to fire me for job abandonment! They are now saying that since the claim was denied in November of 2010, the chiro who put me on sedentary work only (which they could not provide) was not one of "Their" doctors, that my time off of work is not being attributed to W/C, and I cannot be compensated for time lost for the injury. Any suggestions? Yes I have an attorney, but he is hard to get ahold of sometimes, and we are too far in to change attorneys now.