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WC Lawyers - Can you have two different lawyers on your Case?
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7/2/2018

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I been on work compensation since May 9 2014. I had 2 surgery on Right Big Toe wich now I have nerve damages and partial numb around the Big Toe. Also, I had two Right Knee surgery done and now partial my Right leg around knee area are numb too.  

It now July 2018. Since all the long delay in medical services. I have not bad left knee from carrying all the weight from my original injuries Right Big Toe and Right Knee Damages from CPS breaking up fights. CPS, have changed two times of Insurance companies.  

Now as on January 2018 I had another IME and despite with many MRI and Xrays proven I need more surgeries on my Right Knee (bone on bone) and now Left Knee locking, popping and swollen.  WC IME doctor stated he recommended no more surgery and no medical need to the left.  After seeing me in his office with knee sleeves, knee braces on both knees and walking with crusher. Also the big catch is I been going to his emergency for both and they wondering why i am keep coming n not had no surgery done. I told them you knee specialist across the street did my IME and said nothing wrong. Now I have all these medical records where the emergency been treating me and draining my knees. Ouch!

But here the catch he was seeing other patients at the same time, he called me Caucasian all thru the report, I am Black, and he admitted all my problems and i will not be able to do normal things n back to my job. After that they stop my weekly checks and requested me to find some time or work that don't recall me to stand.  In Order to receive any weekly payments.  Insurance gave nothing in writing just a verbal message to my lawyer.  I dont believe this illegal on so many level but lawyer said it is.  So I told him to start the court work since they not given me no more medical services and payments.  In February 2018 it now 5 months July 2018. I was told it take time..   

Questions?  
1. How long it take after medical treatment stop to file for court papers? 

2. If Insurance IME called me caucasian all thru the report. Should I gotten another review and my payment should not been stopped until then?
 
3. Can Insurance ask you to find a job? But they stop paying you, no transportation, both knees in braces and on kane to crusher? 

4.  My main 2 questions Can I have two different law firms working on my case? 

4a. Can I get a new law firm to take over my case after 4+ years with my current lawyer???

~  IN Chicago & Need HElp!!!!!!! Sad Sad Sad Sad
 
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#2
1) immediately
2) if you can show the report is on the wrong patient or it makes a difference on the medical opinion, you can request the court reject the report.
3) Yes
4) generally not at the same time.
4a) yes
Signature/Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information.........
 
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#3
(07-03-2018, 01:21 PM)1171 Wrote: 1) immediately
2) if you can show the report is on the wrong patient or it makes a difference on the medical opinion, you can request the court reject the report.
3) Yes
4) generally not at the same time.
4a) yes

Thank you 1171!   Question. How do I go by tellin my current firm that I not happy after 4 years +?   Once I find a law firm.  Do I tell my current law firm I got somebody else to speed this law suite along or do I have to tell them??? 

Thanks - Chicago
 
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#4
If you want to try and keep your current atty, arrange a face to face meeting to discuss expectations and performance.
If you decide to switch the new attys will file paperwork to notify court and atty as well as get your files.
Signature/Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information.........
 
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