My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: AZ
I just had my IME today, but it felt more like attorneys questioning me rather then an examination. I had told my family doctor some of my aches and pains I had experienced in the past, like my shoulder hurt me from time to time and my neck hurt sometimes after working on the computer for 8 hours at my job. These aches and pains were mention in December 2011 after I hurt my back lifting 2 cases of water out of my trunk. The IME doctors talked to me like my injuries were all pre existing and had nothing to do with me falling at work on 12/21/2012.
They made me move my injuried shoulder/arm, neck and back in every directions you can think of. They took a tooth pick and poked me in both arms, legs and back asking me if the pain was the same for both arms, neck and back. I felt like they had already made up their minds before I even went to the appointment. Now my shoulder, arm and back is killing me after they examined me. I don't think the MRI's for my Cervical Spine or right shoulder will make a difference in their minds, even though cervical spine showed cervical ridiculitis and MRI right shoulder showed tearing etc.
I believe the report will state my pain and lack of motion is due to pre-existing conditions, not from the fall at work. They were rude and seem to not believe a word I was telling them.
Has anyone else experienced this kind of treatment? They made me feel like I was a criminal and making everythng up!!!!!! Absolutely aweful experience......