so I tore many acl at work February 2013. Had allograft surgery in April. Had physical therapy for eight months everything was fine until for four months post op. Started to have pain in and around my knee. My orthopedic surgeon offered another mri thinking I tore my meniscus. instead they found I had post traumatic arthritis. WC sent me for an IME where their doctor basically told them that no doubt my arthritis was caused by my work injury. He said my ortho took great pictures during surgery and it shows I had no arthritis our anything.
Any how I got a letter of closure today and their offering me 27000, I DO have a lawyer and will call him Monday. He sent them a letter for them to acknowledge the arthritis but on the closure that's not one of the conditions.
My rating without the arthritis is 7 percent. anyone know what they rate arthritis? I'm at mmi and can work with permenant restrictions.
oh yeah the arthritis is already bone on bone with bone softening.
Thanks for any help. Anything I should ask my lawyer.
46 in Oregon and used to be totally healthy :)