=wbruns;197726]Tony, I am 68 years old and was injured 18 years ago. I have dealt with SCIF since. I have had three back surgeries, the most recent in 2010. A 4 level lumbar fusion with retained hardware. To any newbies out there my experience has been the most bureaucratic nightmare of my life. I have had three attorneys. The first retired, the second passed away and the third is a large firm and I deal with different "helpers" (possibly paralegals) every time I have any communication with the firm.
My case was originally settled with stip for continuing medical. This seemed to be working smoothly until the adoption of SB863 on January 1, 2013. It was then that I began having trouble getting my prescriptions filled. It was also around that time that my adjuster was changed several times.
In an effort to keep this brief and offer some advice to newbies, keep a copy of everything. I literally have boxes of paperwork. If you receive paperwork from the IC or ATTY mark on it when it was received and file it so you can find it. Keep a written record of phone calls, the date, what was discussed. Keep a pain diary. Of course a computer becomes one of your most valuable tools. Remember, things move slowly, at least in my experience.
My IC asked if I wanted to C&R my case in September of 2012. I just received a court date September of this year. Two years later. I will try to keep this board updated as to what happens from this point on. Hang in there.