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  1. #1
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    Angry Insurance Company Doctor Disputes Cervical Radiculopathy

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of:
    Okay, I won't give a state due to keeping anonymity.

    My last post was in regards to MMI and a rating of 26% which the insurance company balked at. So they decided to get another opinion.

    Well after a bit of shopping around, they found a golden boy. The first doctor included cervical radiculopathy in his rating whereas this doctor chose to omit it in his rating
    Which when all was said and done was decreased by 8 points. Much to the glee of the insurance company and the chagrin of my lawyer.

    Wait for it....I have no recourse or so I am told except but to accept the measly 17 grand and some change, unless there is clear and concise evidence that this doctor made a mistake in his rating. Oh sure I can seek a second opinion but " what if they agree with this doctor?" "And we lose?" "Very costly!"

    Anybody got a flashlight and knee boots?

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    Default Re: Stepped in Dime Quicksand

    what little it cost now will never be the same as what it will be later--have the 2nd done-- ask for all records that thier docter had to go by if you can catch the omishion you got them

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    forgot make sure the 2nd has no ties what so ever to the frist

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    Default Re: Stepped in Dime Quicksand

    Follow your own lawyer's advice. He or she is in the best position to advise you.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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    Talking Re: Stepped in Dime Quicksand

    Quote Quoting tormented View Post
    what little it cost now will never be the same as what it will be later--have the 2nd done-- ask for all records that thier docter had to go by if you can catch the omishion you got them

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    forgot make sure the 2nd has no ties what so ever to the frist

    Thank you, I maade that decision when my lawyer told me all that you just read.

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    Quote Quoting complwyr View Post
    Follow your own lawyer's advice. He or she is in the best position to advise you.
    That is my lawyers advice. I was told that this DIME physician has the last word on the rating unless we can show that he made mistake on his rating.
    I interjected that he did not properly perform a few test that were supposed to evaluate a manifestation of CR stemming from a shoulder injury and I was informed that it doesn't matter. Even if I sought a second opinion, it wouldn't matter.

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