(03-27-2011, 02:02 AM)1171 Wrote: you can file a complaint here:
it would be up to medical evidence and a court of law whether the earlier unnoticed cysts constituted malpractice on some one's part.
Thanks so much for the info. I have another issue now. The TARLOV cyst problem was discovered after the judge made his award decision. Is there a way to add this issue into the case or would I have to start over again. I used to be a successful project manager with a great home life, social life, and lots of friends, That has all been destroyed. I originally hurt my back lifting a heavy box at work. Three months later on the way to my WC doctor I was hit head on by a hit and run driver in a stolen pick-up truck while I was waiting at a stop light. The pain in my lower back has steadily worsened over the years.From the beginning all I ever wanted was to get better so I could return to work and get the rest of my life back. I have terrible neck pain, left elbow pain,depression, IBS and worsening of my diabetes. These were all accepted as part of the award, and I have been rated at 61%- 9 percentage points away from a Lifetime Pension. The past 7 years have been beyond hell for me. I take very strong pain MEDS including morphine and dilautid. My pain level with meds never gets below a 7. I have gone through PT, chiro, epidural and facet injections, and a discogram. I have had to raise my 2 teenaged daughters alone during this time. They have sufferred tremendously. I have struggled financially but was approved on the first try for SSD. I just want to make sure I get everything I deserve and make sure that this dishonest QME doctor does not make other workers suffer because of his lies.