~X( Even though I'm having my Pre Op physical tomorrow, my workmans comp insurance still hasn't approved my surgery! I called my lawyer today and they said they have a hearing set up for Friday to ask a judge to force the insurance company to give us an answer on the surgery (good or bad). Whats really pissing me off is I went to my I.M.E appointment (set up by the insurance company) over 2 weeks ago and THEIR doctor said I definitely need this surgery, but I still haven't gotten an official evaluation from that appointment. My lawyer said they sometimes wait to give you a response until you either A. "Get a hearing with a judge", or B. Give up and say "Screw it, I don't want the surgery anymore." Either way, its longer of a wait for them that they have to put out money for surgery. He also said going to a judge in a clear cut case like mine is really stupid on their part because in the end their putting out money for a surgery and also having to pay their lawyers to work on the case.
I'm hoping this is just me getting all worked up over nothing because before I got a lawyer, I personally had to work with the insurance company to get everything approved, and nothing ever got denied. They were just really slow at approving things.
OK, I'm done venting. Thanks for listening.