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  1. #1
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    Default IME Waiting Results

    Does anyone have any experience with Gallager Bassett IC? My IME was more like attorneys drilling me about pre-existing conditions. I have yet to receive any compensation other then two MRI's and two doctors visits. Doctor visits put me on two weeks 4 hours with restrictions, then two weeks no work and then another two weeks 4 hour work days with many restrictions. The IC will not allow me to see a specialist or even see my doctor for another evaluation.

    The IME made me move my injuried shoulder to cause me more pain, picked me with toothpicks to see if I could feel the pick and questioned how I am paying my bills and questions regarding my personal life. Is this normal???

    All comments from the IME docs would refer to pre-existing for cervical, right shoulder, headaches and lower back and right leg pain. How longs does it typically take for IME results? I am out of medication, out of work and have no health insurance and having a very difficult time finding work!!!

    My last evaluation from my doctor ended the restrictions and 4 hour work days on 2/14. Can't get another evaluation for extention of limitations because IC will not let me see my doctor again.

    In so much pain and my doctor won't give me any medications because he needs to see me. WTH am I to do????

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    Default Re: IME Waiting Results

    Gallagher Bassett will do what ever they can to make your life miserable I sure hope you have a good lawyer ..As far as IME doctors go my experience with them so far has proved that they are no better than a mattress inspector.. If they don't side with the IC they won't get follow up work..

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    Default Re: IME Waiting Results

    Quote Quoting arctic View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with Gallager Bassett IC? My IME was more like attorneys drilling me about pre-existing conditions. I have yet to receive any compensation other then two MRI's and two doctors visits. Doctor visits put me on two weeks 4 hours with restrictions, then two weeks no work and then another two weeks 4 hour work days with many restrictions. The IC will not allow me to see a specialist or even see my doctor for another evaluation.

    The IME made me move my injuried shoulder to cause me more pain, picked me with toothpicks to see if I could feel the pick and questioned how I am paying my bills and questions regarding my personal life. Is this normal???

    All comments from the IME docs would refer to pre-existing for cervical, right shoulder, headaches and lower back and right leg pain. How longs does it typically take for IME results? I am out of medication, out of work and have no health insurance and having a very difficult time finding work!!!

    My last evaluation from my doctor ended the restrictions and 4 hour work days on 2/14. Can't get another evaluation for extention of limitations because IC will not let me see my doctor again.

    In so much pain and my doctor won't give me any medications because he needs to see me. WTH am I to do????
    if comp is denying treatment contact your health insurance carrier about picking up coverage.
    you'll have to file for a hearing with the comp commission to get the treatment dispute resolved.

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    Default Re: IME Waiting Results

    I don't have health insurance and do not have the money to see my doctor. I was told to wait until the IME results before getting an attorney. A friend of the family which is a WC defense attorney for another insurance company told me to wait until I receive the IME results before hiring an attorney. He said no since paying 25% if the Gallagher Bassett IME doctors find I need medical help.

    I don't know why the friend of the family attorney I talked to would lead me in the wrong direction, because he has nothing to gain. But I am new to this system and find it extremely difficult to get help. My quality of life is going down hill!!!

    Thanks to those that has replied. If anyone else has any experience with IME's please give me your opinion what to do.....

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    You are right, I feel the IME was pre judged and they had already made up their minds to blame on pre-exiting conditions. Did you deal with GB IC? What happened with your claim?

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    You are right, I feel the IME was pre judged and they had already made up their minds to blame on pre-exiting conditions. Did you deal with GB IC? What happened with your claim?
    GB is not an IC...but a TPA/Thrid Party Administrator for your employer, they are self insured and use GB to administer claims.
    A friend of the family which is a WC defense attorney for another insurance company told me to wait until I receive the IME results before hiring an attorney.
    If anyone else has any experience with IME's please give me your opinion what to do.....
    There apparently isn't anything for you to do but wait for the IME to issue an opinion/report.
    Comp atty fees seldom amount to 25%... PI attys are generally 33%, but PI and comp are seperate animals.
    Have you even consulted with a WC atty...? If you're looking for something "to do"... IMHO, that's where you go when delayed/denied benefits.

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    Default Re: IME Waiting Results

    No I have not contacted an attorney to represent me, because of the advice I received from WC defense atty family friend. Sorry, what is IMHO?

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    IMHO...In My Humble Opinion.
    Talk to a WC atty... get a review of your claim and a legal opinion from the perspective -of a applicant/you attorney.

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