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    Default Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California I have lifetime medical and moved to Tennessee. My attorney is telling me I will need to fly to California to get my RX refills. Can't they just get me a new doctor in my new state? Also the company I had my injury at is self insured why can't I just get a lump sum and take care of my own medical? My attorney says they don't have to agree to that but I want my medical in my own hands.

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    Default Re: Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    Quote Quoting Darbydoo62 View Post
    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California I have lifetime medical and moved to Tennessee. My attorney is telling me I will need to fly to California to get my RX refills. Can't they just get me a new doctor in my new state? Also the company I had my injury at is self insured why can't I just get a lump sum and take care of my own medical? My attorney says they don't have to agree to that but I want my medical in my own hands.
    I belive you signed off on the offer?.....It never crossed your mind to look into this before you even thought of moving?
    Sounds like your attorney can only do so much.

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    Default Re: Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    You may be able to get your prescriptions filled by IWP- Injured Workers' Pharmacy. This is a mail order pharmacy that caters to claimants and deals with the insurance company on their behalf. Several of my clients have been very pleased with their service. You can find them on the web.
    Last edited by complwyr; 04-12-2019 at 10:54 AM.
    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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