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New Employee Injured at work today-California
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(09-11-2020, 11:06 AM)1171 Wrote: If he doesn’t trust the doctor, he should choose another doc Within the MPN.
The employer only gets set up an MPN; it doesn’t get to choose which doctor treats.

Hi 1171, update... he had an appointment today with his Orthopedic surgeon, he ordered a MRI for his neck and shoulder.  The neck because of the numbness and tingling in his fingers.  And for him to stay off work until Oct1st   Then this afternoon, he had an appointment with Occupational Dept/employee health. Confused the hell out of us. The Dr said Because he has a “Pre-existing condition that had surgery 10 months ago” the Dr said “It doesn’t look like W/C will cover much maybe 30% if your lucky.” Now here’s the confusion, the soccer Med Dr said, not to do the MRI or see his surgeon any longer, he is now under work come and has to wait for work comp to authorize treatment/procedures. She said it would take up to 3-6 weeks before he gets an authorization for an MRI, she also said that even though his surgeon said he needed an mri for his neck and shoulder, she said work comp is only dealing with your shoulder not arm or fingers or neck. She also said he is to return to full duty no restrictions.  So which Dr do we listen to, the dr who cares about his shoulder or the dr from occ med who says it’s probably just a strain.
Babebahn..."Tongues don't have erasers"
Injured 1999 3 level anterior cervical fusion 2001
Settled Work Comp Case 2006 w/ Lifetime Medical Currently, C7-T1 is being watched will possibly need surgery front/back fusion from C3-T2, lower back needs another facet injection.
 
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RE: New Employee Injured at work today-California - Babebahn - 09-11-2020, 08:05 PM

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