- Injured Worker Claims untreated #TBI is like being in a WALKING COMA; Thanks Franz, Mary and Steve and the #WyndhamWorldwide Teams. Just another DePopOp of Predatory Capitalism?? 0.0
- .. “Since most people with brain injury live a nearly normal life span (the overall average is seven years decreased life expectancy), they and their families face many serious chronic challenges.”
- Is WorkersComp just another example of Sonderkommandos United-for-Profit in C21? Or simply RICO violations?? Or just white-collar/white-jacket criminals trying to keep up with the costs of living??
- Is #WyndhamWorldwide a Willing Participant in the Maiming and Killing of Disposable Workers?
- Does Franz Hanning “KNOW NOTHING” ???
- Does Mary Falvey “KNOW NOTHING” ???
- Does Steve Holmes “KNOW NOTHING LESS” ???
- WYNDHAM ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER: “You can see any doctor that accepts workers comp insurance. Give them this form.”
- “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
― Benjamin Franklin
Pronunciation: (zon’dur-ku-man”dō; Ger. zôn’dur-kô-män’dô)
a group of prisoners assigned to collect belongings and dispose of the bodies of other prisoners who had died or been killed.
Defense Attorney: “None of the doctors requested a brain doctor to evaluate you.” 7/11/13
Injured Worker Claims untreated #TBI is like being in a WALKING COMA!!!
After the session at Workers Comp Court, my ‘frontal lobe’ felt like a SCREACHING train wreck happened in it, and I slept 18 hours since returning home from the Court events, and I woke up with these thoughts. TBI might be compared to being in a WALKING-COMA, trying to communicate racing thoughts, misfiring through injured neurons and tweaked pathways, for lack of professional descriptions.
Could you kindly fax all medical records of treatments and notes directly to me today, or Monday at the very latest and/or email them to me?? I will forward to the defense attorney, or you can kindly fax them directly to both of us.
As it stands now, there is only one entry on the Medical Index and it gives the deceptive illusion that I saw Dr. BrainMaestro only once, based on the December report. Aside from the vision therapy I have recently self-procured, treatment with Dr. BrainMaestro is the ONLY BRAIN INJURY TREATMENT RECEIVED TO DATE (at an out-of-pocket expense of $11,750.00 plus tanks and tanks and tanks of gas for hundreds of miles). What is urgently needed from you now is the Doctor’s records for each visit.
I am scheduled to see another insurance company QME neurologist the end of the month. The last insurance company neurologist said I’m fine, nothing wrong except a little headache now and then, for which the treatment plan suggested was ‘an over-the-counter-analgesic’.
He was supposed to be my new ‘secondary treating physician’. Bummer. No help whatsoever, and plenty of harm. Maybe it’s not all his fault; he didn’t get all the records from the Wyndham defense counsel and adjuster, and wouldn’t accept them from me. The Judge fixed that.
We’ll see if he makes things right now. Stay tuned for updates. I am filing a fraud complaint on that doctor and a few others to encourage right action, and to perhaps help ensure no other brain-injured worker has to go through what I am going through now.
I understand that my medical records were subpoenaed by someone, but the defense attorney in my Workers Comp industrial injury matter alleges she does not have them, and I dismissed Attorney #3 who did not provide them with returned documents; my medical records were not included in the files he sent (although medical records of another of his clients were included, but apparently privacy breaches in Workers Comp matters are overlooked as everything is ‘public’ according to Attorney #2, and based on that legal input, I am increasingly comfortable BLOGGING.)
I have heard that this next evaluating doctor, a neurologist, has integrity and is not ‘owned’ by the insurance company, and that he has a moderate understanding of traumatic brain injury, at the very least. It is possible that he may wish to ask Dr. BrainMaestro questions about his findings. I can only hope he will.
I am getting “vision occupational therapy” for my ‘occipital lobe’ (I guess) at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center ….. they recommended twice a week, but it’s too far to drive twice a week, and too hard on my body and brain. They have a day-program that seems to incorporate many of the scientific techniques used in your offices, and I am awaiting an evaluating report from their medical director, a physiatrist and serious brain specialist.
As you stated in our treatment sessions, my balance has also been adversely impacted by the untreated injuries. At Casa Colina, they have a whole department to deal with ‘vestibular disorders’ disorders as well and I am awaiting evaluation and treatment in that system as well. I hope to have that report for the neurologist as well.
I ‘get it’ that, as Dr. BrainMaestro advocates, ‘SYSTEM INTEGRATION’ is critical in brain rehabilitation treatments. Even though I did not get to complete all the treatments at your Center (yet!!), the progress made in November/December was life-changing, and I am most grateful.
I have seen two doctors with a real firm grasp of brain injury and more importantly, the treatment of brain injuries. By copy of this letter, I am encouraging you both to connect, as such a connection may result in greater good for brain injury survivors everywhere.
I am also encouraging the Brain Injury Association of California http://biacal.org/ and the Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org/to reach out to you, so that your services and expertise may be offered to more of the Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor networks of dying people.
Here’s a 9 page report on REPAIRING THE INJURED BRAIN: WHY PROPER REHABILITATION IS ESSENTIAL TO RECOVERING FUNCTION by Dr. Mark Ashley, Chairman of the Board for the Brain Injury Association of California. In the article, Dr. Ashley clearly states…. “Since most people with brain injury live a nearly normal life span (the overall average is seven years decreased life expectancy), they and their families face many serious chronic challenges.”
He also clearly states the following:
Repairing+the+Injured+Brain_+Why+Proper+Rehabilitation+Is+Essential+to+Recovering+Function(2).pdf-AdobeReader http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=39258“People who incur a brain injury face a lifetime of challenges. First, many patients are plagued with persistent cognitive, communicative, physical, social, vocational, educational, and psychological issues. Second, brain injury can initiate a number of neurophysiological processes that, in turn, can lead t the development of neurodegenerative and neuroendocrine disorders. Third, a pereson often recalls his [/her] capabilities before he [/she] was injured and is confronted by new limitations every day….”
He goes on to say, “….Treatment of people with acquired brain injury is highly specialized and poorly understood by practitioners in the general medical and allied health fields…”
[THAT’S NO EXCUSE……. if a doctor does not know, he has no right to claim he knows, and therefore cause irrevocable harm to any brain injured worker!!!]
It is my prayer that the Judge, once he is provided with the horrific evidence of violations of law and injured worker abuse and fraud by several providers, that the Judge will compel the Insurance company to authorize immediate treatment at both Casa Colina Rehabiliation Center for intensive immediate care and your Center for ongoing long term care.
With treatment, I understand I could have returned to work within 6 months or so after the injury. So who did denial of medical care serve? Did it uphold the Spirit of the Law??? I THINK NOT.
I need to stay alive and alert long enough to see some of these crooked workers comp providers tried and convicted for their crimes against humanity. As you know and practice, real doctors DO NO HARM.
By the Grace of God and a Court Order of the Judge yesterday, the defense attorney has been ordered to include all omitted medical records which have been omitted from various requests for doctor evaluations over the course since at least October 2012.
At the Court offices, the attorney and I reviewed lists of records and I provided her with duplicates of ones I had previously provided, and she came up with another list of ones she also allegedly did not/does not have, including Dr. BrainMaestro’s. That’s the event that triggered this communication, and it just keeps going.
Defense Attorney’s assistant is repeatedly challenged with accuracy on PROOF OF SERVICE dates and issues of perjury, so it’s possible several of the omitted records were ‘lost’. That’s just another item for my fraud complaint file, and is collecting evidence. NOTE: If the NOTICE OF EXPEDITED HEARING for 7/11/13 didn’t reach the other parties in time (my copy arrived late in the day, on the date of the hearing, and it clearly states,
“…. I am aware that on motion of the party served, service is presumed invalid if the postal cancellation date or postage meter date is more than one day after the date of deposit for mailing as stated in this affidavit. I declare under penalty of perjury under laws of the state of California that the above is true and correct. Executed on July 3, 2013 [handwritten change to July 5, and postmarked July 9] at Corona, California — Cathy Catastrophe, Declarant. “
The harm and deceptions continue. The #3 attorney failed and refused to ensure that the complete medical records were provided to the insurance company evaluators and was extremely abusive to me in other ways as well. It took me till now to get in front of the Judge who then compelled the defense to include all records.
[We’ll see what tricks and deceptions come next, and prepare to expose and expunge expeditiously.]
The insurance adjuster and attorney prevented me from having a primary treating doctors with expertise in brain injuries, sending me to Orthopedic Surgeon after Orthopedic Surgeon, while denying any and all further test evaluations for head trauma. The current Primary Treating Doctor, an Orthopedic Surgeon, has requested, repeatedly, referral authorization to a neurologist, to a physiatrist, to a speech therapist, a chiropractor, a psychologist and more.
NOT SHOULDER SURGERY!!!
An MRI of my right shoulder was just authorized, and apparently there is a huge tear that the doctor is recommended for surgery, not by him, but to a specialist based on the severity of the tear.
I advised the defense attorney in Court yesterday of the discovery and without compassion concern or question, she simply said, “Of course you realize that will be denied. It’s not accepted body part” (or words to that effect. The 3D plan of the insurance company to maim and kill me is progressing.
See The Romano Trust, on behalf of Charles Roman, deceased, Applicant vs. The Kroger Company, dba Ralph’s Grocery Co, permissibly self-insured, administered by SEDGWIC CMA, Defendants. Ask also that your local DA investigates RICO issues. ASK ABOUT WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE NOW…..ask about delays, denials and deceptions about medical treatments for industrially injured workers. ASK AND TELL.
While you’re at it, ask about the drugging down of such injured workers as well…… one visit to one “Work Comp Doctor” was like…. visiting a MORGUE OF THE DRUGGED, WALKING-DEAD…..coming in for their regular dope deals. SPOOKY JOINT.
Defense attorney also said the referral to the physiatrist was withdrawn by the insurance adjuster, since the referring physician is an Orthopedic Surgeon, not a brain doctor, and their leased/owned neurologist alleges there is no evidence of any injury to me or my brain.
The adjuster said the authorization to be treated by a physiatrist, and injured workers’ request to have the physiatrist as the primary treating physician was withdrawn because the insurance company neurologist said there’s no objective evidence that he could figure out, so take an over the counter analgesic and don’t come back.
I guess they forgets I pleaded, repeatedly, on my own and to legal representatives, for a doctor with brain injury expertise all along, since the first diagnosis.
In December 2012, after they terminated my treatments with your Treatment Center, I asked then that the physiatrist be designated as my Primary Treating Physician. The Workers Comp information officer apparently didn’t know what such a doctor is, and that it is the ACOEM guidelines treating doctor for brain injuries, so I had to get another Orthopedic Surgeon or the ill-reputed neurologist, without knowledge of TBI, I ended up with anyway.
Since the WCAB Information Officer seemed unfamiliar with the ACOEM guidelines, and did not have a copy to share, nor was the IO able to recommend where to access such information, other than paying approximately $800 for it for a quick reference…..alternate resources were investigated regarding basic brain injury treatments both at the NIH and commerical levels:
Medical Disability Advisor states: “A PHYSIATRIST CAN BEST ASSESS THE DEGREE OF MENTAL AND FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY…… participation in the rehabilitation program can include physical, occupation, speech and recreational therapists, social workers and vocational counselors. A coordinated treatment approach from a team of healthcare professional is necessary for treatment to succeed…. In rehabilitation of a head injury, the therapist must sequence activities from easy to more difficult.”DOES ANYBODY IN THE WORKERS COMP CROWD KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ‘PSYCHIATRIST‘ and A ‘PHYSIATRIST‘????? ONE CAN HELP WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY….. and the Psychiatrist Crowd (particularly of the ‘forensic’ variety) can sincerely aggravate a High-IQ TBI Survivor…… even when the brain trauma has diminished IQ by 15-20 points and caused cognitive impairments…… D’oh!!!
Isn’t it curious that I have seen so many orthopedic surgeons and it took approximately a year and a half for them to identify the shoulder injury, although loss of range of motion and complaints were noted in several reports? I am grateful the current Primary Treating Orthopedic Surgeon requested the MRI. I have complained about shoulder pain all along, but my orthopedic complaints have always been secondary to the brain impairments, and I have been hard-challenged to even communicate the extent of my injuries, and few of the doctors have asked appropriate questions, or inquired further at articulated complaints.
The experts in brain injuries have a very different set of questions, and don’t dismiss all the complaints under a simple and inaccurate category called, headaches’ like both the insurance company neurologist and his Orthopedic Surgeon referring buddy have done in my case. The physical therapist recently demanded I do exercises leaning in to an open door….which I tried. When I advised, “that makes me feel like my shoulder is going to break” the assistant snapped and said, “Oh! Don’t be ridiculous. Your shoulder is NOT going to break!”…… I guess I was wrong, ‘TEAR FURTHER’ would have been more accurate word finding. o.o
The adjuster has recently (July) authorized a final 6 chiropractic sessions and, like last year, is unable to find a local chiropractor on the alleged MPN list. The local chiropractor is unwilling to deal with the aggressive bad-faith and failures to pay by adjuster of CNA Claims Plus and no longer accepts workers comp patients at all.
The chiropractor was the first doctor seen after work, when employer responded to the question at approximately 10 am on the date of the injury….….
INJURED WORKER: “Do I have to see any special doctor?”~WYNDHAM ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER: “You can see any doctor that accepts workers comp insurance. Give them this form.”
~The insurance company insists that was proper notification of their alleged MPN network. Go figure, huh?
The first doctor I ever saw for these injuries is willing to treat me at a discounted cash-pay basis as long as I like. It’s not a BRAIN fix, but it does help alleviate orthopedic pain and other symptoms, but that doctor said there is nothing he can do for the shoulder injury, particularly since it has been so long in being diagnosed via MRI.
One chiropractor was found about an hour away, and she was not sure she was on the MPN list, as she hasn’t taken a work comp case in a long time, but it took her 5 phone calls to me, with incessant demands that I call the doctor back for this, the adjuster for this, Corvel Corp for that, do it again, and would not even give me her street address, and insisted I write down directions, TWICE, from two different perspectives, and could not grasp the impact of the brain injuries on my abilities to take in and process info audibly….even though I told her so.
She declined to treat. They may find another chiropractor, but I will not hold my breath. The last authorization for chiropractic care was terminated without cause in April 2012, along with benefits…. all in violations of law, without consequence to the perpetrators of said violations….yet.
One attorney I chatted with in the elevator at the Courts building was encouraging that Justice does prevail. I hope he is right.
I am screaming my head off now, like my life depends on it, because I feel my life has been totally threatened by these willful and malicious breaches of law and bastardization of the intent of Workers Comp law and benefits and about these violations of humane treatment in Workers Compensation system, for what it’s worth.
A doctor-friend recommended I channel my outrage more positively than on the deaf ears and blind eyes of the doctors and lawyers and corporations complicit in the fraudulent denial of reasonable and appropriate medical care for injuries sustained January 9, 2012 and further injuries sustained with denials of medical care, and interruption of self-procured medical care. I can follow clear directions, if they are simple and don’t have too many pieces to them…… “rote’ is the word I think one doctor suggested of my current skills in tasking and sequencing tasks.
I have been penalized further for cognitive impairments that gullibyl allowed me to retain 3 different attorneys, each who confirmed they could help get medical care for a brain injured, who evidently, in retrospect, were unable as they are without knowledge of brain injury cases, and without ‘conscience, empathy, emotion, guilt, remorse or soul’. I have been reduced to relying on the Workers Comp Information Officer, who has, since December 2012, apparently provided me with faulty and blatantly deceptive information, in favor of the insurance company, evidenced in my requests on how to request a hearing for medical care, how to request reimbursements for medical expenses and miles, even while I had case law cited ….. I just needed help on the processes to comply with Court guidelines. I trusted these lawyers and law firms I hired when I could hardly speak, let alone think.
I am asking the Judge to withdraw/remove their liens for their failures to perform in a reasonable manner to adequately represent me, and that their liens add to the harm already caused to me, as a further obstruction to justice and harm to this injured worker. Based on the inaccurate information provided on 3 occasions by the WCAB Information Officer, I am requesting this week an EXPEDITED HEARING to have lawyer liens removed from my case immediately, with due cause and evidence. Had the lawyers simply been truthful of their lack of expertise in brain trauma cases, they could have saved much aggravation, and possibly my life. They have been unwilling to withdraw their liens upon polite request. Polite requests are done. As the Judge reminded me, ‘this train has already left the station’……
Some may label my communications and lists and spreadhsheets as ‘compulsive writing’ but for those who know nothing about TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, TBI might be compared to being in a WALKING-COMA, trying to communicate racing thoughts, misfiring through injured neurons, causing thinking to feel like ‘a screaching train wreck in the frontal lobe’ further distorted by vision impairments.
Time permitting, please see the blog ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS at https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/ for updates.
If you will, please, kindly forward the medical records to me as sooon as possible. My life span depends, to some extent, on truth and courage from doctors of integrity with expertise in Traumatic Brain Injury.
Injured Worker, Brain Injury Survivor
REQUESTED MEDICAL TREATMENTS
— DENIED DENIED DENIED
— DENIED DENIED DENIED
|Specialty||Requesting DR’S speciality||Date||Ever Authorized?|
|MRI – Brain||MD – Family Medicine||1/13/2012|
|Neurologist [with TBI expertise]||Clinical Psychologist||1/13/2012|
|Neurologist [with TBI expertise]||MD – Family Practice||1/13/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Clinical Psychologist||1/13/2012|
|MRI – Brain||Orthopedic Surgeon||1/21/2012|
|MRI – Cervical||Orthopedic Surgeon||1/21/2012|
|Neurologist – referral||Orthopedic Surgeon||1/21/2012|
|Home Ultra Sounds Machine (???)||Orthopedic Surgeon||1/21/2012|
|MRI-head and thoracic||MD – Emergency Room||2/17/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Neuropsychologist||2/25/2012|
|Speech Therapy w/cognitive remediation||Neuro-psychologist||2/25/2012|
|LUMOSITY BRAIN GAMES||Neuropsychologist||2/25/2012|
|MRI – Brain||Neurologist||3/6/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Neurologist||3/6/2012|
|MRI- Brain||Clinical Psychologist||3/14/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Clinical Psychologist||3/14/2012|
|Neurologist – [with TBI expertise]||Clinical Psychologist||3/15/2012|
|EEG Neurofeedback||Certified Practioner of EEG Neurofeedback||4/3/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Certtified Practitioner of EEG Neurofeedback||4/3/2012|
|MRI- Cervical||Orthopedic Surgeon||4/20/2012|
|MRI – Thoracic||Orthopedic Surgeon||4/20/2012|
|Neuro-Vision Optometry||Orthopedic Surgeon||4/20/2012|
|Speech Therapy w/cognitive remediation||Orthopedic Surgeon||4/20/2012|
|EEG Neurofeedback||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||4/23/2012|
|Neurologist – referral to Nudleman||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||4/23/2012|
|EEG Neurofeedback*||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||7/17/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Clinical Psycholoigst, Neuropsychologist||7/17/2012|
|EEG Neurofeedback*||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||8/21/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Clinical Psycholoigst, Neuropsychologist||8/21/2012|
|Neuro-Vision Optometry||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||10/1/2012|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||10/1/2012|
|Neurology – Functional||BRAIN TREATMENT CENTER||12/7/2012|
|Physiatrist – re-referal||Injured Worker||#########|
|Neurologist [with TBI expertise]||Orthopedic Surgeon||1/9/2013|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Orthopedic Surgeon||1/9/2013|
|MRI – Cervical||Orthopedic Surgeon||2/15/2013|
|Neurologist – referral||Orthopedic Surgeon||2/15/2013|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych –||Orthopedic Surgeon||2/15/2013|
|Speech Therapy w/cognitive remediation||Orthopedic Surgeon||2/15/2013|
|MRI – Cervical||Orthopedic Surgeon||3/20/2013||4/19/2013|
|Neurologist – [with TBI expertise] appeal of denial||Orthopedic Surgeon||3/20/2013|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych – appeal re denial||Orthopedic Surgeon||3/20/2013|
|Speech Therapy w/cognitive remediation||Orthopedic Surgeon||4/8/2013|
|Speech Therapy w/cognitive remediation||Orthopedic Surgeon||4/24/2013|
|Speech Therapy w/cognitive remediation||MA, CCC-LSLP||5/1/2013|
|Neuro-Vision/ Occupational Therapy||Neuro-Optomentrist||5/24/2013|
|Neuro-Vision PRESCRIPTION CHANGE||Neuro-Optomentrist||5/24/2013|
|Psycho/Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Forensic Psychiatrist||5/28/2013|
|MRI – right shoulder||Orthopedic Surgeon||5/29/2013||7/3/2013|
|Physiatrist – referal||Orthopedic Surgeon||5/29/2013|
|Neuro-Vision/ Occupational Therapy||MS/OTR – L||6/5/2013|
|Psychologist / Neuro, Clinical, Psych||Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist||4/23/12/|
|LUMOSITY BRAIN GAMES||Neuro OD||verbally|
|Chiropractic||14 sessions thru 4/2/12, 6 more pendiing|
|Physical therapy||8 sessions 4/19-5/8/13|
|Psychologist /Neuro, Clinical, Psych||17 irregular sessions 1/14-8/21/2012|