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RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - Tizz - 01-15-2009 10:49 PM
I also forgot to add that this Carpal Tunnel issue is making
my blood pressure very HIGH. Dr. said probably from the
When I was seen by my own Dr
yesterday it was high and then tonight at this Dr. is was even
higher. I never have HIGH blood pressure.
He also told me that he thought the spots on top of my injured
hand is most likely inflamation and not clots thank god.
What about the EMG test, Does this hurt?? I have a Bad Needle Phobia and im a big baby
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - AQA - 01-15-2009 10:54 PM
An emg is when a dr. applies voltage to specific nerves in the body. They want to know how the nerves react. It is a little painful if the nerves are ok.. In my case, they did one on the lower extremities. It hurt a little on the right leg and felt like I was getting a message on the left.
After the test, ask what the results are.
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - Tizz - 01-22-2009 09:15 PM
Well after going to the Dr last week I was referred to have an EMG
done. Me & my employer was told by the AIG Adjuster last week
or the week before that she would have an answer as to whether
or not my claim would be excepted or denied on this past Tuesday
Well Tuesday came and went and we never heard anything. So today
I got a call from someone wanting to schedule my EMG for this coming
Monday Jan. 26th,So we went ahead and scheduled it.
So I got to thinking about my claim and what the status was so I
decided to call the AIG Adjuster myself. I got NO answer and her
voicemail said her box was fulled so I hung up. I then decided to
call the nice lady at TN WC and asked her to look it up and as I had
thought,The AIG Adjuster denied my claim!!!
Now for the interesting part of the story!!!
The TN WC lady told me that when she called the AIG Adjuster last week and
told her that she had to offer me a panel of Dr.'s, the Adjuster told the TN WC lady that she had already denied my claim.The WC lady told her how
can you deny a claim before you have even seen any medical records
etc!! She (WC lady) then told the Adjuster that that isn't how the law
works and that she must give me a panel of Dr.'s.
Anywa,Long story short..... The WC lady is going to contact the AIG adjuster
to see why she denied my claim.Then WC will take it over and review it and they will now determine if it is compensable or not etc. So I will not have
the EMG until they decide whether or not my claim will be excepted or denied
I just can't get over the AIG adjuster denying a claim before having all
the facts or medical records etc. Unbelievable!!!! She ws royal bitch
to me the 1 and only time I spoke to her. I hope the TN WC lady lets
her ass have it like she did before.
Sorry this post is so long....
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 01-22-2009 10:41 PM
Tizz, this Insurance company is well known for them to deny W/C Claims, and drag it on for ever. You might wish to obtain an Attorney.
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - kate - 01-22-2009 11:09 PM
Tizz Wrote:Thanks Kate,
Whether the IC wants to recognize it or not, sometimes BP is caused by high levels of pain. Many times it's something else, but depends on when your BP was checked last. If it was recent, chances are, it's from the pain. If you haven't had it checked in a long time and they are just now finding it, could be unrelated to the WC injury.
As far as the EMG, some people don't think anything of it. I myself, have an extreme phobia about needles. Not that they are painful, I just don't like them. I can't even watch in a movie if they show a medical scene, a drug scene where they inject themselves, etc.
BUT!!! Most people I know personally, and most of the WC patients that I had, didn't find it really too painful. Hope that helps.
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - Tizz - 01-22-2009 11:44 PM
My BP has always been very low as far back as I can remember.
I was at my won Dr. last wed and then at the other Dr's for WC
and at both times my BP was really high. At least to them it was
high. My BP was 142/110 and then the other visit it
This has me concerned!!! Someon also mentioned to me about
Trigger Finger but none of the Dr's have said anything about it,Both
say Carpel Tunnel. I hope when I do finally get the EMG that it will
answer some ??'s and really tell me what is wrong.
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - kate - 01-23-2009 12:05 AM
I think you are on the right path.
I tend to go to the doctor with all kinds of questions and when I finally get in there, everything goes out of my head. And I should know better!! Then I leave and think, Oh, I was gonna, shoulda, asked about this.
Before you go, write down all the problems you are having, all the questions you have and have it in front of you and ask the doctor. Let him/her know you have concerns and need them addressed. Usually they are on a tight schedule and kind of blow you off, (not just WC docs, all docs)
If they tell you they don't have time, give them the list (make sure you have a duplicate copy) and ask them to address the questions and send in writing. And make sure they know that you will copy the IC on the fact that you asked and they werdn't willing to answer.
Most times they feel it is "filling out a report" which they charge for and don't want to do since the IC didn't ask so the IC isn't paying, but, you have asked the questions and if they haven't ansered you in person, they are not doing their job.
Doesn't mean you will get anywhere with them but the cardinal rule is.... DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT.
Might help later in litigation.
Believe it or not, most doctors really want to help the patient. Sometimes, we, as patients, don't tell them what they need to know, and as such, they can't give a correct answer or don't know what kind of tests to do. Sometimes, we have symptoms that we assume are from the injury just because we never had them before the injury, when in reality, they could be totally unrelated.
Just make sure to ask. (My opinion only based on my own experience)
I think Cycler may have more input because I think he/she (sorry, don't know) has a very extensive knowledge of medical issues.
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - jayne - 01-23-2009 10:02 AM
Tizz I have in my purse(among other wonders) a small notebook my family and I call my brain...everything gets written down there......keep one with you always and write down things as they happen......many people get to the docs office and suffer amnesia and forget everything they wanted to ask.... it will help you and your Doc..
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - Tizz - 01-24-2009 12:55 AM
Well today I called WC to ask them what I needed to do
about the EMG im scheduled to have Monday since we
haven't talked to theAIg adjuster. WC advised me to call the
company(OneSource) that scheduled my EMG to see if it had
been approved since my claim was denied. Well they spoke to
a supervisor at AIG and not my adjuster and in deed the test
was approved. So I will be having the EMB on monday at
Now,the AIG adjuster finally called my HR dept at work and told
her that the reason my claim was denied was simply because she
needs time too look over my medical records/notes 1st. She also
said they had 14 days. Well I was told they have 14 days from
the original claim date to except or deny?? Does anyone know if
Now my elbow is killing me as well....Sheesh,too many problems
RE: Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Stress Syndrome in TN-Workers Comp Issue - Tizz - 01-25-2009 09:16 PM
Ok so even though I am sceduled to
have the EMG tomorrow, I got a certified letter from the
AIG adjuster yesterday(Sat) which states that my claim
was denied due to "Lack of information"/Lack of Medical
Documentation Causation/Relation"! The date my claim was
denied was Jan 14th 2009 which is the very same day I finally got
a panel of Dr.'s and went to see the Dr. I faxed all medical release's
etc before this date along with my own personall medical
records from my own personal Dr.
How can a claim be denied before a person even see's a Dr. Im
still not getting this!! Im on top of it though because Ive notified
the TN WC person I have been speaking with. According to the
AIG adjuster,she told my HR dept that she has an additional 14 days
after I have the EMG but regardless they are payng for this test.
Im not digging having this EMG tomorrow, I hope its not as bad
as some people have told me