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    I received a permanent and stationary list of restrictions on March 5 of this year. The nurse practitioner that I went to see was supervising my workers comp visits even after her supervising physician left the practice. Was it still appropriate for her to write my restrictions? I have requested a QME with a nerve pain specialists in the bay area because I do not feel that she understands exactly what is going on with my cervical neck bulge. From August to March she only checked my range of motion three times out of all of the monthly visits.
    Also, what kind of fight do you think that I have in this case? I work for a really large company and they extend from California to Washington state to Texas. I feel that my cervical bulge and my chronic nerve pain that I have suffered since my injury at the end of July in 2018 may limit my options for employment.

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    I received a permanent and stationary list of restrictions on March 5 of this year. The nurse practitioner that I went to see was supervising my workers comp visits even after her supervising physician left the practice. Was it still appropriate for her to write my restrictions? I have requested a QME with a nerve pain specialists in the bay area because I do not feel that she understands exactly what is going on with my cervical neck bulge. From August to March she only checked my range of motion three times out of all of the monthly visits.
    Also, what kind of fight do you think that I have in this case? I work for a really large company and they extend from California to Washington state to Texas. I feel that my cervical bulge and my chronic nerve pain that I have suffered since my injury at the end of July in 2018 may limit my options for employment.
    That nurse isn't qualified to treat you or write restrictions, that's the treating doctors job.
    That nurse is hired by the carrier to close your claim by any means necessary, you need a lawyer to act as a buffer against her aggression or she'll terrorize your life.
    Do whatever the treating doctor says, ignore that nurse.

    Complaints of pain must be substantiated with objective medical evidence, only your treating doctor can refer you to a specialist.
    Unless your doctor refers you to a specialist for further examination for your pain complaint, you may have problems.
    Now's the time to consult and retain a lawyer.

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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    I recently found out that since the company is going to have an accommodation is meeting with me this month that they might be trying to bring me back. But I found out that I did not have an RTW From the nurse practitioner who has been my primary in this case. Does that mean I have to wait until I get this letter before I can return to work?

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    Quote Quoting ShariD View Post
    I recently found out that since the company is going to have an accommodation is meeting with me this month that they might be trying to bring me back. But I found out that I did not have an RTW From the nurse practitioner who has been my primary in this case. Does that mean I have to wait until I get this letter before I can return to work?
    Again that nurse practitioner has no say, it's strictly up to the doctor to write restrictions.
    What does the last write up from your doctor say?

    I'm positive if that employer is willing to accommodate, that doctor will adjust your restrictions accordingly.

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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