I have been a chronic back pain patient since 2008. I recently have ran into an issue that i am not sure how to handle....
I have been a sub-contracted employee for almost the last three years. Recently, the company i have been sub-contracted by has chosen to hire our entire department on directly. Well to hire us on directly, of course they wrote us a letter with our offers, we all had to have background checks, drug screens, and the pre-employment physicals. I was completely honest on my condition, medical history, medicines prescribed, etc.I made it thru with flying colors until it came to the physical.....I passed the physical just fine until the caregiver looked at my medicine list.... He saw the word Methadone and Loratab....Methadone for maintenance and Loratab for breakthrough pain......Well, it all went to crap from there.......
For 2 1/2 weeks is was put on a a leave. I called a couple of times a week and even drove to his office a time or two awaiting the results of my physical to be phoned into my employer so i could return to work. I was losing wages this close to a holiday and it was really starting to get to me. 2 1/2 weeks just seemed to drag.
Then finally i received the call i had been awaiting. Or i thought! I thought I was returning to work but instead it was HR informing me that my offer for employment was being retracted! The HR officer said the company chosen caregiver said i failed my physical and that I was a "PERMANENT SAFETY RISK TO SOCIETY"! What kind of comment is that! I was polite believe it or not....i even ask him how i was a threat in an office. He claimed there was dangerous equipment just right outside my office door. Hmmm thats correct, OUTSIDE my office door.I then proceeded to tell him that i knew he was just following HR protocal and that i enjoyed working with all of them the 3 yrs i was there....Now i have no insurance, no income, and no job and chances are this diagnosis will follow me in my other job searches... Ugh!
Anyway to make a long story short, i have since went to two other doctors to take phyiscals for my own justification and have passed them all.
Now here comes the interesting part. I have went to the caregivers office twice asking for a copy of my medical records so i can find out what justification he has for failing me on my physical and guess what..... both times his office has REFUSED to give me a copy of my records! Wonder why that wont give me a copy? I think its because he based his diagnosis either on my meds list or he was mad because i kept calling for my results.
Please help! Where do i go from here?