I had my second ulnar nerve failed surgery and woke up screaming in agony.The nurses pumped me up with morphine till no more was permitted. I developed Crps on my hand with claw fingers and left with severe nerve damage.It took about 2 month for the treating doctor to finally take me serious and he ordered another surgery to explore.The insurance comp denied his recommendations of 3rd surgery.I asked my lawyer for another treating doctor since I wouldnt let same doctor going in the 3rd time.
This doctor sent me to do 3 emg test in matter of 6 week span.The test took 10 minutes each to do and showed a little improvement in the findings.The treating doctor then told me to let time heal.I disagreed with these test because they being done by a doctor whom seems like he was working against me.My arm and hands were constantly burning aching shooting electric shocks and my elbow was sop painful I couldn't even coupe.
I decided to go to Ny to get 2nd opinion from my pocket expense.I went to an ortho and nuero.The findings from MRI and emg showed severe nerve damage with muscle wasting and confirmed rsd type 2.
The insurance company then sent me to some doctor to see if 2nd surgery is warrented.This Jerk doctor spent 3 minutes with me and declared me MMI and fully duty work. I'M a union construction worker.
My benefits were cut off immediately.
We since then went another doctor which was lawyers doctor agree with ny doctors.
The judge denied benefit and agreed with mmi doctor.
I was then sent to insurance doctor and he agreed with mmi doctor.
I THEN was seen by pain management and they agreed also but limited me light duty restriction 10pounds. After all said and done its be a year exactly today that I now have my rsd spread to my other hand and I now have a spine stimulator implanted the other day.
MY pain has not subdued nor has gone away,it's there 24/7 but the stimulation helps about 45 percent.
I HAVE not received any benefits since the 1st doctor declare me MMI.
WHAT'S wrong with this picture.
I filed for ssdi. MY lawyer want to fight for back pay at the end.Meanwhile I'm suffering and broke with 3 children.
Is it legal for a non treating doctor to put me mmi?