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Doctor told me they couldn't do anything else for me, Know what? - Dirtydawg69 - 05-13-2010

Hi, First off, I'm in MN, I hurt my back at work pulling a furnace up the stairson Dec 13 2006. I have had 5 back surgeries,I've had a Fushion L5-s1, Have had 2 Disectamy's and the hardware taken back out because it was causing to muck stress on my other discs, and a exploratory nerve root disectamy I believe is what it was called, My last surgery was in Oct 2009 and 2 months ago I went back in and they tell me there is nothing more that they can do for me and its only gonna get worse. I went into a facility here in the twin cities Called the Courage Center in there pain Management / weening of narcotics program that was a big help, I have applied for ssd 3 times and I have an attorney that says the only reason they are fight me is because I'm 40? What can I expect to come out of this, My attorney makes me a little nervouse with some of his actions so I want to get as much info as I can to be more knowledgable for my own good, I have a seperate atty handling my ssd Case than my W/c case attorney if that helps. I was working for Centerpoint energy as an Hvac installer Making good money, I got terminated in Nov 09 because I could not return to my original job, My W/C benifits ran out in sept 09 and noww they took my LTD payments and my medical insurance away from me. Getting pretty Damn Desperate.Sorry for the rant just wanted to give all the info.Also My Qrc has hired a job placement guy to find me a job, But the list of Limitations is as long as my Leg so its not going very good, Does that effect my SSD case if they find me some podunck job for the time being?


RE: Doctor told me they couldn't do anything else for me, Know what? - Cycler - 05-14-2010

cant help with the legal but has anyone discussed a spinal cord stimulator for the pain with you ? Can work wonders and improving all the time, the 4 lead models are a big leap forward in effectiveness for instance.


RE: Doctor told me they couldn't do anything else for me, Know what? - 1171 - 05-14-2010

TTD will stop when maximum recovery is reached; it'll be extended while you are in voc rehab. eventually your impairment will be rated and additional permanent disability payments will be made.
they won't be enough to live on so you will need a job as soon as possible.
check out the minnesota work comp site for more details
http://www.dli.mn.gov/WC/ClaimProcessFaq.asp