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IME independent my foot
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I have had three doctors recommend cervical surgery, including Workmans Comp's own neurosurgeon. Well WC did not like this at all, cut off my benefits and sent me to Dr Druckemiller here in CT for an Independent Medical Exam. Independent my foot. A little internet research showed that he is a spokesman for The National Workers' Compensation Defense Network. And I quote : "while Dr. William H. Druckemiller spoke extensively on the topic "When Not to Fuse or Perform Any Procedure That Does Not Work". I told by him that I absolutely do not need surgery, my elevated ESR is unrelated to my condition, and that all I need is some medication, of which I have had plenty, believe me. The good news is that later in the day at my emergency benefit hearing, the commissioner ruled in my favor that WC unfairly ceased my benefits and that they should start paying again immediately...
 
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#2
hmm.... so you did not disagree with his opinion that surgery does not work and so you have the medications you need and agree you are at MMI then ? So what is still to be paid for ?
 
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#3
No, I need the surgery, I was just explaining that the deck was stacked against me at the IME, and I was wondering what happens next now that there are two divergent opinions...
 
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#4
oh. well you will probably get the surgery someday. Be careful what you wish for.....
 
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#5
disputes can be taken to the state comp court/commission for determination.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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#6
Well since you mentioned the IME's name, this is the first case that came up: http://wcc.state.ct.us/crb/2009/5357crb.htm
Let Go, and Let God......
 
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