Been a little bit since I've posted anything. The past month has been horrible. My WC company is taking me to court in order to reopen my claim. Seven years ago I negotiated my settlement in good faith with the company. For seven years, they were great! Never went against anything my doctors wanted to do. They just hired a new utilization review company and all the sudden, they are denying everything.
The one reviewing doctor outright lied and said I failed my last drug screen and didn't have a KASPER report on file. I have everything required by law and have never failed a drug test. Upon doing further review, the doctor who is lying was just called out in a Federal case (Shaw v. AT&T Umbrella Claim) for being dishonest, working exclusively for the WC company and selectively omitting critical data.
Since all this has started, I have been a nervous wreck. So far, no attorney will take my case because there isn't enough money in it for them. What a shame that we have gone from protecting people to highest payer wins. I'm meeting with another attorney tomorrow. I'm hoping that I can get him to take the case. I cannot afford to lose my WC benefits. Especially because of lying deceitful doctors. By the way, none of the new "reviewing doctors" are even licensed in my state as physicians. They are all west coast doctors simply denying care to earn money on the side.
Sad state of affairs, that's for sure.
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2