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Seeking Pharmacy Records - Bummer Knees - 12-01-2010

I received an e-mail from the respondent's attorney per my attorney again requesting for me to sign a release for all pharmacy records.

The is the 2nd request for the records, I signed the first request and entered an expiration date of one year, I also noted on the form this request was for pain meds & muscle relaxers only.

Well, the respondent's attorney did not like my filling in the blanks and now request I allow them to obtain all pharmacy records with an open date on the forum.

I do not have anything to hide but feel this is a matter of principal, it is none of work comp's business what antibiotic I was on last winter.


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - jayne - 12-01-2010

I do it also.....if it is meds the WC pays for then its their bussiness if not then it isnt pretty simple to me


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - 1171 - 12-01-2010

that's a good tactic for driving up the carrier's legal fees.
you can force them to have a hearing.
eventually you'll have to give in as the laws on discovery and full disclosure of medical information will prevail.


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - Bummer Knees - 12-01-2010

That's just it, work comp dosn't pay for any of my meds, never have.


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - 1171 - 12-01-2010

i'm surprised they just don't subpoena them and be done with it.


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - jayne - 12-01-2010

why 1171... if it doesnt pertain to the injury why is it any of their bussiness?


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - jayne - 12-01-2010

in my case I can see them wanting to know if I ever had any cervical or lumbar problems but any thing else is off limits.....and I won that in court


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - Bummer Knees - 12-01-2010

Well I haven't always taken my meds, can't always afford it. The co-pay thru my health insurance company is $45.00 or more per script.

Some months I have had to make the choice between my meds and my son's seizure/asthma meds. Always it is my son's meds that I purchase and pay for first.


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - 1171 - 12-01-2010

of course it pertains to the injury; the human body is not compartmentalized into work and non-work areas.
that's why there is so much litigation in comp--trying to separate them.
any workers current, past, and future health status is interconnected.
every physician needs a complete history in order to properly determine what is going on physically and what is work related and what is not.

it has nothing to do with what they paid for.
they want to make sure they are not going to pay for in the future as well.


RE: Seeking Pharmacy Records - Bummer Knees - 12-02-2010

When the back was approved for treatment and I started receiving treatment by the work comp doctor he did not write sciprs for pain because my primary was already doing so,