Honorable Judge Robert B. Hill
Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge
WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD – State of California
3737 N. Main Street, 3rd floor
Riverside, CA 92501
RE: ADDENDUM TO DOR AND OBJECTION TO PETITION TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE (sent yesterday)
Dear Judge Hill:
I pray the Court will finally intervene on my behalf, and on behalf of all American Injured Workers subjected to such abuses by the insurance industries and their goon squads.
Senator Fuller suggested that I take my concerns to the DIR, and the FBI suggested I take my concerns to the DOI. Been there, done that. There will be a special blog soon on how and which State Officials and Agencies and Legal Communities also fail injured American Workers, in this case and in others.
As I am preparing for your Court and re-filing all the medical/legal papers in my possession, in reviewing the Medical Index in use by the Defense, I noticed yet another omitted report dated February 6, 2015 from Dr. Hilda Chalgujian regarding these very subjects. It is a 2 page summary after a series of “discouraging” CorVel communications. DR HILDA CHALGUJIAN 2 6 2015 FAX_20150217_1424143081_1 (1)
I ask that you include this in your reconsideration of your order to compel me to see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor as well as yet another set of neuro-psych tests for a very well documented brain injury of 1/9/12, treated by defense primarily with a few chiropractic sessions, a few clinical psychologists in 2012, 2013 had some physical therapy, 2014 finally saw to some speech therapy, occupational therapy and more physical therapy and sessions with neuro-psychologist and a few acupuncture sessions. That’s hardly compliance with ACOEM, MTUS or even common sense.
Dr. Chalgujian’s initial report is approximately 40 pages, which includes her testing results and her comprehensive review of all medical records up to April 2014, when she agreed to begin to treat me. Defense had no neuro-psychologists and I had to make many calls to find a local brain injury expert, and Dr. Chalgujian’s name was constantly recommended. As a result, she agreed to treat me, then defense wanted her to do another evaluation, which she agreed to and provided.
Please note that the difference between Dr. Chalgujian’s reports and those of QME/AME doctors — Dr. Chalgujian does the testing herself, and writes the reports herself, and reviews all the medical records herself. I know of no doctor in the WorkComp system that does so — in fact, a few have admitted that their “well trained” (non-medical staff) write the expensive reports that that doctors just sign. I suspect most don’t even even review them, or if they do, I would have to further suspect how they made it through medical school.
I don’t know if Dr. Chalgujian has been paid for her reports or all therapy visits; I know that Defense has refused to reimburse me for even those medical miles (90 miles, round trip; weekly for a while; gas at approximately $4.00/gallon. I hope to meet with Dr. Hilda to discuss resuming treatment with her, either via my alleged Workers Compensation Insurance coverage, or via my Medicare policy, awarded through recent total disability designation by the Social Security Administration.
If CNA continues to refuse to provide estimated Permanent Disability funds (they have breached the Law repeatedly on refusals to pay TTD as well, so there is no reason for me to expect right action or legal compliance at this stage either) , with penalties, and if WCAB allows them to continue all these atrocities, then I will be unable to continue at the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury program in Newport Beach — the lodging, travel and meals out are too expensive and I don’t know how I am to survive on the SSA award income.
Without completing the Coastline program, and dealing with the vision and auditory processing issues, speech and vestibular issues and other yet unknown issues (EEG scheduled for next month, self-procured, because CNA doesn’t apparently think they are valid for brain injury diagnosis, nor have they provided MRI’s) I don’t know how I will ever be ready for a trial return to work.
If I am unable to return to Coastline 8/24/15, my entire support system will break down, leaving me somewhat defenseless and could cause a loss of all the progress I have made in learning compensatory strategies.
Neuro-vision evaluations and vision therapy, acupuncture, Brain MRI’s (2012, 2014) as well as scientifically based functional neurology treatments have been self-procured since carrier’s callous disregard for law and life is indisputable; in October 2014, a State run program, the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program at Coastline Community College, best in the nation for people with disabilities and more, has also been self-procured.
How is this and EXCLUSIVE REMEDY when doctors are simply paid to write reports with recommendations for treatments that are ignored, then the select few doctors write clearly false reports at the beckoning of the defense, and the defense churns the file for billable hours, shifting cost burdens to injured workers, State & Federal Tax payers?
With the thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars the defense has paid for reports – false and otherwise – a fraction of those monies spent on medically necessary care might have helped me heal, and perhaps returned to work at any point along the way. I have SPENT more than $43,000 to-date to survive these atrocities.
How many thousands of dollars has the defense laundered through how many unclean hands to cause such harm to me, and Injured Workers like me? “Follow the money. Always follow the money.”
“Compel” the defense to identify what TREATMENTS they have provided; I CAN PROVIDE A LIST OF ALL RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS THAT THEY FAILED & REFUSED TO PROVIDE SINCE DATE OF INJURY.
COMPEL THIS! WorkComp Defense to provide medically necessary treatments as part of Exclusive Remedy
Is it time for more serious discussion about THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS’ COMP? ProPublica peeps have just discussed the tip of the iceberg….Write on Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes! Keep involving the industry experts…..shatter their delusions.
Let’s do something good for America, your Honor.
Hold these insurance companies and their defense firms accountable for their actions, and do what you can for some house cleaning at 3737 North Main Street.
Thank you for your consideration and an expedited hearing. Mediation might be a good idea to save the Court some bother, wouldn’t you agree? It would be great if a representative from the Corporate Fraud Unit of the Office of the District Attorney could be invited to observe and review.
Linda Ayres, In Pro Per
Wyndham Worldwide Shareholder, Injured Worker
#WorkComp & #BrainInjury Survivor
PO Box 835
Yucca Valley CA 92286
760 368 7236
PS Ask About Your Radiation This Week – Dodge the Rads! It’s Dangerous Out There….
July 27, 2015 – draft one
Honorable Judge Robert B. Hill
Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge
WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
3737 N. Main Street, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92051
RE: OBJECTION TO FRIVOLOUS AND MALICIOUS PETITION TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE
AT TWO QME EXAMINATIONS; DR. MEKJIAN AND DR SMITH & REQUEST FOR MEDICAL CARE AND PTP DESIGNATION (HAVE NOT HAD SINCE DECEMBER 2014)
Dear Judge Hill:
There was to be a hearing regarding these matters, and the Information and Assistance Officer refused my ADA accommodation request. Then the Judge approved them. Then the date for the hearing was rescheduled. Then it was cancelled. Then the Judge allegedly ruled in favor of yet another defense dilatory action.
I have advised Defense counsel repeatedly that I will not attend any more evaluations that are preceded with misleading statements by the defense (Mr. Reubens is an attorney, not a doctor, and his medical opinions expressed in his letters to doctors, and to me, are indefensible. The misleading statements that he echoes, that were initially made by Ms. Mall, would be better investigated by the fraud unit of the District Attorney’s office.) Let it suffice to say they both make false statements with intent to deny medical care, and both have a pattern of practice of omitting medical records with intent to deny medical care. This is an ongoing pattern of practice, first discovered in November 2012. WCAB has refused to assist me, and appears complicit in the circumstances that have facilitated the legal chicanery of Grancell Stander Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey to provide medically necessary treatments since date of injury, refusals to pay TTD payments, even when so ordered by the Court, even when authorized, it has taken a Judge to tell Grancell that medically authorized treatments must take place. Judge Jimenez is very familiar with the chicanery, and a full day was spent in his Court regarding omission of more than 300 pages of medical records by Ms. Mall. There’s more to that issue, and it includes very questionable practices of Ms. Mall in collusion with QME/AME doctors Bijan Zardouz, James O’Brien, and Ronald Kent.
Part of the misleading statements practiced by Grancell included placement of part of a 2012 EEG report in various locations on the medical index, from 2012, to 2010. (Date of Injury was 1/9/12.) The recent Maximus report was riddled with ex-parte records and communications, and either egregious errors or outright fraud. The DA can investigate those allegations as well.
- These above referenced acts have been the foundation by Grancell to fraudulently deny medical care for over 3 years. Please see my blog for the big picture here. I have a brain injury, and I’m easily distracted. The title for these issues is: Can a Judge Compel a 2012 Injured Worker to Participate in Felony WorkComp Fraud Scam? https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/07/24/can-a-judge-compel-a-2012-injured-worker-to-participate-in-felony-workcomp-fraud-scam/
You want to know why I refuse to see these doctors? I object because it is pure doctor shopping. The ENT doctor’s office admits the doctor does not treat traumatic brain injury, nor does he treat auditory processing issues that result from head trauma. The report of August 2014 — last year – from the SCRIPPS Traumatic Brain Injury Day Care Center, includes a comprehensive auditory processing report with recommendations for hearing devices WITH AUDITORY PROCESSING TREATMENT (a computer based model that is supposed to help retrain hearing.) The report clearly states that it is unknown if the “hear loss” was pre-existing or not, BUT IT ALSO CLEARLY STATES that due to the brain injury, AUDITORY PROCESSING IS SERIOUSLY ADVERSELY IMPACTED. So, why, a year later, must I go see some doctor has no expertise in brain injury or auditory processing, to have my hearing checked? Why must I go see a doctor who will be provided with incomplete medical records by the Defense, and a deceptive cover letter? I think that violates Labor Code and it certainly violates logic and reason. It is simply another example of file churning.
As to yet another neuro-psych report, my goodness, I’ve been tested repeatedly and while doctors have made recommendations for treatment, it hasn’t happened. Why? Well, they rely on the false medical reports of the three 2013 QME/AME doctors who following the mis-leadings of Ms. Mall of Grancell — these doctors falsely stated the date of injury to 2013, and used 2012 medical records to falsely allege evidence of pre-existing injury and treatment. When I objected, they just changed the date of the injury but not their conclusions. Dr. O’Brien’s report is so silly even a child could see the fraud. Yet, he has been protected by WCAB, sadly. Same for Dr. Kent and Dr. Zardouz. I can provide verification of disability from Coastline Community College, a State run ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM. I can provide Social Security Award Letter and Judge’s Decision of April 2015, which also includes reference to the 3 above doctor reports.
Furthermore, Defense has sufficient evidence to know how egregiously they have harmed me in failures to provide medical care, since date of injury. Psych evals include the above and:
2012 Dr. Daniel DeGoede, Psychologist
Dr.Eileen Kang, Neuro-psychologist
Dr. Ponton and Dr. Chung, Psychologists
2013 Dr. James O’Brien
Social Security Admin Clinical Psychologist
2014 Dr. Hilda Chalgujian, Neuro-Psychologist
Scripps Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Treatment Center
Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program
Additionally, the following neurology exams have been made:
2012 Dr. Waldman
2013 Dr.Zadrouz/Dr. Kent
2014 Dr. Michael Lobatz
Dr. Seymour Young
I noticed that the 3 reams of CorVel fraudulent non-recommendations rely heavily on the Dr.James O’Brien false statements and allegations of pre-existing conditions, with clear intent (and success!!!) to deny medical care.
As a result, I am casualty of the worst of the worst California has to offer to it’s injured workers.
I have had to pay more than $43,000 in medical expenses and medical miles. I have relied on the Salvation Army to keep my utilities on. CNA refused to pay TTD in the beginning, and shifted the cost burden to EDD, so I was cheated out of not only the right to medical care, but disability benefits. These egregious acts were fully supported by WCAB – Riverside, in interference with my right to due process to be heard for my rights medical care and more. I have all the paperwork, but each time I have prepared to present my case to the Judge, Grancell, with your Ms. James, I & A Officer, have pulled fast ones.
The last time I was in Court, I was fully prepared and had properly requested ADA accommodations (a quiet room, table to spread papers out (compensates for impaired short term memory) and Judge Jimenez for some reason refused to allow the ADA accommodations, I had to speak to him in a room full of attorneys, WITHOUT MY PAPER WORK TO REFER TO, TOTALLY DISORIENTED as I had been told to wait outside from 8:30 am till approximately 10 am. Then, I remember is the Judge telling he would not hear my allegations of defense, and that I would have to verbally “convince him” of the wrong doings. Well, my brain injury impairs my ability to communicate clearly in a verbal fashion, and as the Judge’s there know, I repeat myself — that’s called ‘perseverance’ in a brain injured person. I do my best despite the horrors I have experienced at WorkComp. I recall leaving and telling the Judge I had no further faith in this WorkComp system and that I would not return until I found an agency willing to hear my complaints of fraud that has not only cheated me out of medical care and disability benefits, but has caused permanent and irreparable brain damage to me—- some doctors have suggested that had I received medical care immediately, or at least in the first year, I may have returned to work by then
The FBI is willing to hear my complaints and read my allegations. I am prepared to come to your Court now and discuss this current frivolous Petition to Compel. Remember, Ms. Mall attempted to get an Order to Compel to make me keep attorney David Lynch, the one who sent me to Dr. O’Brien, without full medical records. I retained Lynch’s office because of the very fact of the hundreds of pages of medical records by Ms. Mall of Grancell. I believe Mr. Lynch, also objected to the frivolous order, and requested sanctions. He did good legal work for himself, although he only harmed me.
Attached is my DOR regarding this issue, and I will bring the omitted records that Ms. Reubens alleges he does not have, along with continuous complaints about false statements on evaluation letters, and incomplete medical index.
I have repeatedly requested mediation, to no avail. The first time, Mr. Reubens suggested the case is not ripe (meaning, I believe, that I am still alive.). He later suggested that, as you may have read, that I agree to a Court appointed conservator to finish me off.
Bear in mind, Your Honor, my PTP, thanks to Ms. Mall and Ms. James, since February 2013 was an Orthopedic Surgeon, with no expertise in brain injury. The doctor tried valiantly to get me to experts for the brain injury, and he had little luck even getting me to a chiropractor. He apparently succumbed to the extortion threats of loss of MPN referrals for trying to help me get medical care for my brain, because he determined I am MMI – Orthopedically in December, and deferred to brain injury experts for the rest of my work comp claim.
Not only did CNA fail to provide the auditory processing retraining (a simple computer program, with a cost of something like $200, with training to be an at home process) plus possible hearing devices, neuro-optometry evaluation was authorized earlier this year, and that still hasn’t happened. I have paid for all prior neuro-optometry evaluations and therapeutic lenses.
In Court, I ask that you ‘compel’ Grancel to show proof of what medically necessary treatments they provided in contrast to all the doctors I have seen. Your I & A officer suggested long ago that because I have seen so many doctors for evaluations, my complaints of failures to receive medically necessary treatments are unfounded. I guess in her practice of law, she doesn’t know the difference between a medical evaluation based on false evidence and actual treatment. She and Ms. Mall did make it very clear to me when they had me sequestered in her office in December 2012, wearing me out until I could not even speak to that Judge after they decided on the Orthopedic Surgeon who was supposed to “organize brain injury treatment” because the MPN had no physiatrist or neuro-psychologist as I had requested. , that “work comp is very adversarial” and they all know one another.
I don’t suppose you can compel the defense to participate in Mediation, but I understand that mediation can help at least in communications with unrepresented injured workers, and would make more sense that wasting tax payer moneys and Court time in their brutal scoffing at the law.
By copy, Mr. Reuben’s is hereby again advised that I am unable to attend any additional excessive evaluations without complete medical records and fraud-free cover letters to the attorney, and the two doctors in current question will be copied as well. It is hoped that they will each be familiar with DIR fraud warnings that can be found at https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/07/24/can-a-judge-compel-a-2012-injured-worker-to-participate-in-felony-workcomp-fraud-scam/
Thank you for your consideration. I am ready to appear in your Court, and upon determination of Date of Hearing, I will make the necessary ADA accommodation requests. Kindly order a date on any Wednesday or Thursday so as not to contribute to harming me further by interfering with Coastline ABI Program attendance, and financial aid, if the date is not in early August.
The results will be included in my further complaints about Workers Compensation. I had hoped for a right and reasonable resolution, but I have been advised that this fight may continue until my death, which I know that some CNA staff hope is sooner rather than later, evidenced by a phone call from them asking, “…so tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?”
LINDA AYRES, IN PRO PER
#WorkComp & Brain Injury Survivor & Advocate
Years ago I asked an ol’ Sicilian Godfather type character, “Will you tell me, please, what is the secret to making lots of money?” He said, “I will tell you. It is very simple. You find a need, then you fill it.”
What I have discovered about the majority of the members of the California Applicant Attorney’s Association membership is that they are generally burnt out, angry, disgruntled, overworked, screwed out of a decent wage by the chicanery of the Defense firms, and the end result is more casualties in the American Work Force. I’ve talked with plenty of you, from here to Northern California. Most of you have been polite and cordial, but compassion is a rare quality in your ilk, isn’t it?
In my case, people say, ‘Oh. She had 4 attorneys. She must be hard to work with.’ BLAME THE VICTIM, THAT’S HOW YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?
Because the majority of CAAA attorneys seem impotent in the Art of Negotiation, and seem to feel condemned to working for what probably figures out to be about $10.00 an hour? The end result is badly managed work comp cases, workers that don’t get medical care, and as one of the four retained and dismissed in my case advised:
“Most of my clients don’t get medical care, they lose their jobs and their homes; it’s just how it is.”
That one attempted to coerce me to accept a premature settlement offer for a 1/9/12 brain injury for the ol’ $100,000, less legal fees, in November 2012, without benefit of having seen the specialist doctors recommended repeatedly, and denied not by UR but by the adjuster and the defense counsel.
He advised that, “Nobody will believe you have a brain injury. Work comp is a small community….” I told him I was injured not stupid and that if nobody would believe it was only because he didn’t do his job and get me to brain injury doctors, as repeatedly recommended by all the evaluating doctors I had been sent to. How much money did the approximately 40 evaluating doctors plus CorVel & Maximus peeps make off my life so far? How much do the defense attorneys make by continuously harming me? And how about those adjusters and their fraud department that backs them up?
I’ve spent close to $50,000 on medical expenses trying to Survive WorkComp, and to clean up the legal messes CREATED BY YOUR MEMBERS, and have lost professional credentials and earning capacity, and I haven’t worked since 1/9/12. Just because I can type doesn’t mean my brain injury healed on the rest and wait and wait and wait and wait CNA plan.
If CAAA members learned a bit about negotiations, they might find it reasonable to find alternatives to scavenger, bottom feeder type holds with liens when prior counsel has done nothing but harm the injured worker by doing a poor job, or no job at all.
One attorney’s I retained, when I advised his office they were being retained because the defense has a nasty pattern and practice of omitting hundreds of pages of medical records with intent (and success) to deny medical care, I was assured I would not be sent to any evaluations until the matter was resolved. Was that ever a whopper, committed by non-supervised “case manager’ practicing law without a license, another pattern similar to the QME/AME doctor reports written not by the doctors, but by the non-medical staff.
Then, in writing, he battered me and accused me of desperately needing mental health care, and arrogantly stated that “There is no conspiracy to omit medical records in your case.” He sent me to a very dubious AME eval, without medical records, and I am still paying for his incompetence. By the way, it took nearly 8 hours in Court to get the Judge to order the Defense to send the omitted records to the two involved doctors (of the time) and to request a supplemental report. Well, she sent them all right, not separately, not identified, but just in a new disorganized box and suggested the doctor find them and see if they made any difference in the conclusions. Then she did it again with the next QME, in December 2013. That’s 2 attorneys and highlights of their arrogance and incompetence.
The first one hardly counts, as it was not an attorney at all, it was a 60 second meet and greet with the attorney, then turned over to the Office Manager, who chanted, “There is no psych component to a WorkComp case” and promptly (next day) had me scheduled with an Orthopedic Surgeon on El Paseo in Palm Desert — FOR A BRAIN INJURY. I got lost trying to find the front door, and entered through the employee entrance in the back — nobody but me found that odd. The last one, rather than read the files I sent, and deal with the mess created by #3, merely agreed to yet another Orthopedic evaluation in late 2013.
Primary treating doctor has been an Orthopedic Surgeon (from 2/2013 through 12/2014 — I have had NO PTP since 12/2014—hardly matters, as there has been little-to-no care, just excessive evaluation upon evaluation, in true WorkComp Gravy Train fashion.
That’s 4 attorneys — #1 for 30 days in 2012, #2 for 9 months in 2012, #3 for 90 days in 2013 and #4 for 45 days in 2013/2014. When I have asked them to release their liens so that I can find an attorney to help me, they just say no.
The office of #3, in an attempt to console me, said, “Oh, it makes no difference to you that he won’t release the lien You get the same in any event. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 5 or 10 attorneys, they divide up the 15%.” I said, but you don’t understand, each of the 4 did more harm to me than the other, and I have a brain injury, and I can’t figure this crap out, there’s no integrity, fraud is NOT prosecuted, and the defense just makes stuff up and the WCAB supports it, and I can’t find competent counsel to represent me.
I’ve been told everything from “there’s no money in it” “previous attorneys didn’t do their job” “the medical records were not properly developed” “there’s too much fraud—it’s over my head” “you’ve already had 1 attorney” “you’ve already had 2 attorneys” “you’ve already had 3 attorneys” “you’ve already have 4 attorneys” “nobody will be #5”
I asked one Judge to authorize me to pay someone hourly to help me. I can’t even find legal aid or a paralegal to help me. It seems that the WorkComp rackets have everything locked down. There are even federally funded brain injury advocacy groups THAT REFUSE TO HELP AN AMERICAN WITH BRAIN INJURY IF THE INJURY HAPPENED AT WORK!
I have a brain injury plus it’s work comp. The Information and Assistance office has clearly given me erroneous information SINCE FIRST MEETING IN 2012, and badgered me, abused me, violated ADA and civil rights, and made it quite whose side she works for. In Injured Worker circles, the experience of most I & A Officers is the same, so I don’t take it personally. But, know that when you tell injured workers to see the I & A officer, you’re condemning them to more harm, and your credibility is further reduced.
WHAT IS A SOLUTION?
I tell you this because it’s identifying a need, that you can fill, and I can only scream about. Your industry vendors are even afraid to work with/for an Injured Worker, in Pro Per. Your industry doctors, playing hot shot, even return properly served medical records and threaten to sue an injured worker for daring to properly send such documents. Your vendors make it clear that they only take directions from “the adjuster” or “The Defense”.
I even asked at WCAB for a list of possible attorneys in 2013. I found one who answered his own phone. Trouble is, he no longer works for injured workers. He works for The Defense. I got quiet and asked, “Tell me, why did you go to the Dark Side?”” He got quiet and said, “Because that’s where the money is.”
So, for starters, if you are approached by an injured worker with a brain injury, if you know nothing about brain injury, give them immediately a letter of non-engagement, and a referral if you can.
Then, set up some training sessions for your members for negotiations, and start with studies of Psychopaths…ie. DEFENSE AGAINST THE PSYCHOPATH. It will help your members understand the Defense, and may reveal similar traits that may cause them to just head over to the Dark Side.
Watch it again, and tell your friends and neighbors.
Defense Against the#Psychopath (Full length) –
Defense Against the Psychopath By Stefan Verstappen Defense Against the Psychopath is a documentary Defense Against the Psychopath (Full length)
Then, in each of your offices, set up an InProPer division, or something similar, with a Paralegal component, and an hourly fee, with a provision to take over the case when attorney liens are withdrawn.
DO SOMETHING TO HELP CLEAN UP THE MESS THAT YOUR INCOMPETENT COLLEAGUES CREATE, AND GET THEIR FANGS OUT OF THE LIENS THAT RESULT TO NOTHING FOR ANYBODY.
OH YEAH, OPEN YOUR FANCY CONFERENCES TO INJURED WORKERS, PARTICULARLY YOUR EXHIBIT HALLS. IF YOU WON’T REPRESENT US, HELP US FIND THE RESOURCES TO REPRESENT OURSELVES.
Do some client follow up…… you may find gross dissatisfaction with your industry by injured workers and doctors. You can blame injured workers all day long for your own shortcomings, but…in the end, you know the truth.
I will never forget the attorney who called me back around 8 o’clock one evening, screaming and swearing that he was working so late, and when I explained my case, to the best of my abilities, he called me “one of those work comp pariahs” and that he knew the defense counsel. He assured me that ‘fraud’ was not a possibility; “incompetence, yes, but she is not capable of fraud”…. (That was his opinion; evidence points in the other direction.)
GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT…… IF YOU CAN’T HELP INJURED WORKERS, EITHER FIND SOME WAYS TO HELP THE IN PRO PER POPULATION, OR BE ASSURED, WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO GET YOU OUT OF THE EQUATIONS TOTALLY, and FIND WAYS TO HOLD YOU AND YOURS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE HARM YOU CAUSE TO THE INJURED WORKER POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA, AND YOUR COLLEAGUES IN ALL STATES OF THE UNION.
CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
Look for the In Pro Per OBJECTION TO A FRIVOLOUS ORDER TO COMPEL ……COMING UP THIS WEEK….
“… I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
“Domestic enemies”….that seems to include the #WorkCompsters and their #WarOnWorkers, wouldn’t you think?
Dear “Supplemental People” —-
US Constitutional 5th and 14th Amendments immediately come to mind, and the secret police type reports Grancell encourages to protect fraudulent medical reports of their payees seems to violate Article 14 of the California Constitution, for starters.
DO YOU HAVE ANY LEGAL CITATIONS TO SUGGEST TO INCLUDE IN MY RESPONSE TO THE JUDGE’S ORDER TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE AT AN ENT DOCTOR EVALUATION …
[Ear, nose and throat; general vicinity of the brain, but still not a brain doctor, but closer than an orthopedic surgeon, huh?]
…. AND YET ANOTHER NEURO-PSYCH EVALUATION, without causing the Defense to provide complete and accurate records, and allowing the Defense to write false cover letters to the doctors, and without allowing due process to injured worker to appear and plead for medical care and cessation of bullying, file churning and fraud, and with denials of requested ADA accommodations for appearance?
As defense is attempting to falsely claim this accident did not occur at work, is Wyndham Worldwide committing fraud, or is it just the Defense Firm personnel and the doctors they have involved in their chicanery via omission of medical records and misleading cover letters? Now, if they say I did fall backwards on ice and hit my head real hard, as the DWC-1 statement on date of injury so indicates, and is signed by the Admin Manager, and they know I haven’t worked or been right since, then Wyndham appears to be only guilty of collusion to keep the dirty secrets, and human rights failures to come to the aid of an injured worker, and failures to hold their vendors accountable for bullying and egregious harm to an Injured Wyndham Worker.
Back in 2013, I asked a Judge to authorize me to pay an hourly consult to a WorkComp lawyer, as indicated in the Christopher A. Ball book for Injured Workers, recommended on the WCAB site. It is called California Workers’ Comp HOW TO TAKE CHARGE WHEN YOU’RE INJURED ON THE JOB. The Judge declined; said it was against the law.
I have dismissed 4 law firms that seemed very confused about the difference between a broken finger and a brain injury, so not a good fit for attempting to get medical care. I have accomplished more than all 4 of them on my own., and I have accomplished quite little. So, that leaves me without legal counsel, with a brain injury, fighting organized crime, armed with the will to survive and the ability to type and blog. Ain’t that nothing, America!
My response, this weekend, with a “DOR” will probably be called:
PETITION TO COMPEL RIGHT ACTION AND COMPLIANCE WITH LABOR CODE AND US CONSTITUTIONAL LAW in the case of Linda Ayres Vs. Wyndham Worldwide, et al
As you know, on January 9, 2012, in efforts to help my co-workers get inside the office, during a snow storm, in which we were locked out, I told my manager I thought the window at my table might be unlocked, and we walked over to check the window. It was locked. My manager made it back to the side walk safely; I slipped on ice and fell backwards, and hit my head very very hard. I laid on the ground for I don’t know how long, my keys went flying and when my manager asked, “Are you ok?” I said, “No, I’m not. I hit my head reallly reallly reallly hard.” Somebody took my briefcase inside the office but I had to go outside later to find my keys, that I do remember, because they were not in my handbag.
After a little while, he helped me up. I’m in sales. We are ‘trained’ to leave our troubles at the door. I dusted all the snow off of me, and went inside to attend the Sales Huddle. My colleagues had a good laugh. I forget who said it, but someone said, “Ewwwwwww, Linda has Fukushima Rads all over her now!” (I had shared with them how radioactive snow is, as the snowflakes latch on to the radioactive isotopes like scavengers, and encouraged dodging the snow flakes, by any means necessary.) I got “in trouble” for sharing this picture in the break room in 2011… I was told it was not very positive; it illustrates the impact of radiation poisoning.
Later, the Administrative Manager asked if I was going to see a doctor, and I said yes, and I asked, “Do I have to see any special doctor?” He said, “Just see any doctor that accepts workers comp insurance” and he gave me an incomplete “DWC-1” form — he signed it, but it had no insurance company information on it, and no doctor could accept it, and the office did not return the doctor’s calls.
Remember, Wyndham staff did not offer to call 911 or even bother to take me or offer a ride to Urgent Care or an Emergency Room. Previously, I dropped everything and took a co-worker to Urgent Care as she was complaining of chest pains to everybody. HR had no plan in place for dealing with such issues, either. Perhaps staff is “too young or too stupid” to make life affirming decisions.
My guests, at the first wave tour, knew I was clearly dazed and confused, and they got their “gift” without any hard-sell….just gratitude that they were understanding about my confusion, as I told them I had slipped on ice and hit my head real hard that morning.
I went to the doctor after work, God only knows how I drove down that icy mountain road. For some reason, I don’t know why, an hour trip took over two hours. When I saw the chiropractor (I thought I just needed a little adjustment for my neck and back) but the doctor said I had a concussion. I didn’t know what that meant. He suggested I would feel like I’d been hit by a truck in a few days, but in a few weeks I’d probably be fine He was right about feeling like I’d been hit by a truck. I vaguely remember having to use both hands to lift my head up from bed, and I slept a lot –
I went to the Urgent care a few days later, since someone told me people can die from head injuries; they could not take the DWC-1 form, but they kindly accepted the CIGNA employee health insurance (which CIGNA had to fax to them, since I couldn’t find the card). I got lost going to that doctor’s office, then lost again going home waiting for CIGNA to fax them the card, and disoriented on return. Defense likes to say that doctor said I wasn’t dizzy, disoriented or confused. D’oh! The office is less than 5 miles from home, in rural Yucca Valley.
I had already called the EAP – Employee Assistance Program — because I was so confused, couldn’t think, and was having trouble talking, and my words were slurring. I haven’t had a drink or drug in over 28 years. People said I sounded drunk. Not a good sign. EAP connected me with a clinical psychologist who referred me to a local neurologist (who refused to see me since it was work comp, at a scheduled appointment; his office perjured and said I failed to appear for appointment; I begged for help or at least a referral when they turned me away.
Turns out, they were actually on what I later learned to be an MPN list…) The rest of the blogs (https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/list-of-posts/ has the rest of the details; perhaps a law school may find it of interest; real lawyers don’t give a hoot, nor, apparently, do WorkComp Judges, complicit in the terrors I have experienced as a member of America’s Working Class, injured being a team player, kicked to the curb by the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES CROWD.
As many of you know, I am currently enrolled in the Coastline Community College State run ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM. It is a one to two year program, and it helping me tremendously, in learning compensatory skills, and in ‘resocialization’ — being in a community with other brain injury survivors is remarkable, and yes, we compare notes on the chicanery of the legal and insurance psychopaths—the stories are all quite similar. We do need Nuremberg type trials, and this time, include the lawyers and their ilk.
I am learning a new software to compensate for cognitive impairments…. including loss of working memory…. I haven’t quite figured out how to get the images out of the software into the blog, so I have resorted to copy and paste. I think you can see the big picture of what I am currently dealing with. Future blogs may have better presentation, as I am currently studying how this software can make up for my loss of working memory. It really helps me to see the ‘big picture’ again.
We are also learning about learning styles, and how our brain injuries impact our need to focus on strategies to be more “concrete sequential” in our new approach to life. This software, with several other apps and devices, serves as cognitive aids.
My progress seems measurable, substantiated by the increase in blog views since June 2013…
Bottom line, it’s just more dreadful fraud and legal chicanery. I could just spit at the vileness of it all. Anyway, If you have any suggestions on how to best approach the Judge. I don’t really believe I can be compelled to participate in felony fraud in an ongoing workers compensation scam by the defense firm and insurance carrier representing my employer, Wyndham Worldwide.
As many of you know, the medical care I have received, I have had to pay for myself, now exceeding over $43,000. CNA refused to pay TTD benefits in 2012, shifted the cost burden to the State, then finally paid the State back in 2014, at a dramatic discount. They said it’s legal because EDD “negotiated” a $49k payback to $31,000 payback. I don’t think the State Controller knows, but lawyers and EDD tell me it “happens all the time.” As a consequence, instead of “104 weeks of TTD” payable by Work Comp Carrier, followed by ” up to 52 weeks of State Disability” I got cheated out not only medical care that would have possibly facilitated return to work, but I had no income for months and months and months (translation; had to rely on Salvation Army for help!) but I got cheated out of the EDD “up to 52 weeks” and those funds went back to CNA for bottom line profits.
It’s a brain storming tool, and helps compensate for impaired loss of working memory.
It’s a little embarrassing that I cannot figure out how to ‘export’ or ‘transfer’ this info as the software is designed to, but it does serve as an example of my creative work-arounds and compensatory strategies. The outline text is below.
Remember, in my pre-brain-injury life, I was a Database Queen, I served years ago as an Executive Assistant to some serious Captains of Global Industries, and it took smarts and serious speed and cognitive functions to keep them organized, and my work included intense logistics, keeping them on meeting schedules, to private planes, yachts and limos, political events and more.
So, when I read some of the fraudulent statements of some well paid insurance industry doctors, you might imagine how I could just spit at the audacity of these little thugs. One government agent, as I told some of the tales of the corrupution and horrors I have been exposed to, asked, “How can they sleep at night?” I said, “Psychopaths have no sleep problems.”
As many of you also know, I lost professional credentials due to the untreated brain injury. I lost my Hawaii Real Estate Sales License, California Real Estate Broker’s license, and California Notary Commission. While I have not hope to be able to restore my Hawaii license, I was able this year to reinstate my California Real Estate Broker’s license, and just yesterday, I took my Oath for my California Notary Commission. Yes, I take my Oaths seriously, always have, always will:
“I, Linda Ayres, do solemnly affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”
Remember remember also…. All Nuclear Reactors Leak All of the Time
IF ONLY the others had warned us … earlier
See you at #WorkCompLaude Gala? Who are YOU nominating? Attorney, Claims Administrator, Employer, Injured Worker, Judicial Officer, Seminar Presenter, Physician and or Support Services Provider.
Knowing who NOT to nominate is real easy; Nominations can be a big challenge? Some insights to incite action here…. Check it out.
Let’s transcend Learned Helplessness! Here are some things you can do, today!
Summary: PEOPLE NOT SHEEPLE; SHUN THE PSYCHOPATHS
PS Looks like no Trial Return to Work for me yet, no response from any of the “supplemental people” either; Grrrrrr; stand by for more blogging; things are getting REAL SERIOUS…
Thanks so much for reading, and for your private comments and support! 🙂 We’re making a difference. 😀 I can take the heat! Keep the insights coming… LIVES ARE AT STAKE!
That’s all for now; must shift gears and write a polite and fierce PETITION FOR ORDER TO COMPEL RIGHT ACTION AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE in response to current defense chicanery to have Judge compel more doctor shopping, to an ENT to dispute recommendations from a Brain Injury Rehab Center auditory expert, and to find out why CNA continues to refuse authorized neuro-optometry examination, and to get another QME to collude with 3 others for fraudulent reports in yet another neuro-psych eval. How many is enough? Yeah, I get it, Guys. Tsk tsk tsk. #TTFN WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…..
PS Let’s hope they are not serving unapproved CDC “Sushi” at the Gala… Right, Jon Gelman? Let’s keep Dodging Those Rads!
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Summary: PEOPLE NOT SHEEPLE; SHUN THE PSYCHOPATHS
1. Reflect on what you wish you had known soon after your injury about Surviving Work Comp. Consider blogging.
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IF ONLY the others had warned us….earlier
Let’s transcend Learned Helplessness! Here are some things you can do, today!
Summary: PEOPLE NOT SHEEPLE; SHUN THE PSYCHOPATHS
1. Reflect on what you wish you had known soon after your injury about Surviving Work Comp. Consider blogging.
2. Make a list of your possible nominations for the Comp Laude 2015 Nominations in the categories of Employer, Injured Worker, Judicial Officer, Seminar Presenter, Physician, Support Services Provider; then nominate. Re-Read DePaolo’s World on “Work Comp and Baseball” and follow that blog!
3. Look/See/Follow ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS
4. Learn to be a GAME CHANGER in 10 minutes a day listening to Omar and Nicole on the $100 MBA podcasts – “FREE BUSINESS LESSONS FOR THE REAL WORLD”
5. Remember remember, All Nuclear Reactors Leak All of the Time, so check outYOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK, and Dodge those Rads!
COMP LAUDE™ NOMINATIONS 2015
#WorkComp?! How many of us wish we knew in the first year, what we have learned the very hard way years into fighting with the WorkCompsters for survival? If only those who had been tortured, maimed, abused and killed by the #WorkComp system advocates and enforcers had spoken out!
How many of us wish we had known how to retain a competent attorney and how to dismiss when we realized we had selected poorly, and how to keep records, how to get reimbursed for medical miles and expenses, and how to change doctors when it was clear we had been sent to those owned/leased by the insurance industries, with intentions of harm of any means necessary in a PROFITS BEFORE LIVES inhumane business model?
How many of us wish we knew how to represent ourselves; since, as some say on Facebook, ‘when you retain an attorney, you have willingly signed up to be a slave, without any rights.” How many of us wish we had known how to facilitate mediation when total destruction seemed imminent? How many of us wish we had true skills for defense against the psychopaths? How many of us wish we had studied, Rules of Verbal Self Defense against Corporate Psychopaths, sooner?
How many of us wish we had known we would have to humbly rely on the charity of groups like the Salvation Army for utilities and food because of the epic fail of WorkComp? How many of us wish we had known that our employers DO NOT CARE, and WILL NOT HELP US? How many of us wish that American doctors truly honor their oath to, “DO NO HARM.”
How many of us wish we had never had to depend on Social Services; the Welfare Office, because of an untreated work injury? How many of us feel great shame and outrage for our Country, and our Countrymen that cause such harm to the Working Class?
How many of us wish we knew that our coworkers would be told they could not speak to us, not even to extend a get well wish or invite for a meal? How many of us wish we knew how to plan to return to work without medical care before release to work by some industry person, since no care was forthcoming, and agents of the carrier refuse to pay legally due disability benefits, saying mean things like, ‘….so tell me, [Injured Worker], when ARE you going to die?’
How many of us wish we had known which government agencies were charged with protecting our Civil Rights from these crooks and criminals, and how to contact them, and under what time lines, and how to follow up, and how to elevate complaints when no action is taken?
How many of us wish we had known which agents and agencies seem to be working for the insurance industries rather than upholding the Constitution of the United States of America, including but not limited to the 5th and 14th Amendments? How many of us wish there was a legitimate FRAUD HOTLINE to report doctor/lawyer/adjuster et al fraud?
How many of us wish we had known how to get legal help when each State’s Applicant’s attorney’s associations and their members failed us miserably? How many of us wish we had better strategies for dealing with the outrageous human rights violations, akin only to what the people tortured and terrorized in Nazi Germany must have felt, as their friends and neighbors and paid professionals just looked the other way as the experiments and tortures and gruesome deaths merely profited the few?
How many of us wish we knew that if we were to get health care, we had to get it for ourselves or die as fodder for the profits of the Workcompsters?
How many of us wish we knew what the experts know very well….that the horrors we face are common place, but too bad, how sad. Nobody cares. There’s “no profit” in helping an injured worker, “the money is on the defense side.”
How many of us wish we had been included in Applicant Attorney conferences, so we could meet alleged providers, and attorneys to help us survive? How many of us can network an Exhibit Hall and make solid contacts with real humans in the WorkComp world, being steered away from the psychopaths?
- TAKE THE LAWYERS OUT OF THE WORK COMP EQUATIONS?
- So maybe create new laws that have a one year maximum duration for a workcomp case–if injured worker has not received sufficient medical care within one year to return to work, settle up so Injured Worker can get legitimate medical care privately; any delays to have penalties that go directly to the Injured Worker, without delay or obfuscation.
- Or, HOW ABOUT PRIVATE POLICIES PROTECTING INJURED WORKERS HARMED BY WORK COMP CARRIERS TO PURCHASE AS PART OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, in addition to LTD, to include medical benefits, FOR PROTECTION FROM EMPLOYER’S WORK COMP CARRIER ERRORS, OMISSIONS, FRAUD, EXTORTION, FAILURES TO TREAT, BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION AND REDUCED EARNING CAPACITIES AND JOB LOSSES. Could be a whole new market, huh? ]
Doctors and lawyers quietly leave the injured workers to the sharks and snakes of the industries. Medicated, few workers have a chance at Survival. How many of you wish we knew then, what we know now?
Well, Einstein said, ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.’ — WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO KNOW, therefore, WE HAVE THE DUTY TO ACT.
After the second year, when cognitive functions began to improve– after the rest and wait and wait and wait recovery plan -people began to tell me some of the harsh and horrible truths with tips on how to survive and with some luck, how to make a positive impact for all of us; it’s my turn to begin to tell you more….
BE YOUR OWN HERO…..NOBODY IS COMING TO HELP YOU. Connect with the good people you find around the internet, strengthen their hands. Injured Veterans are in the same fight…. This is a #WarOnWorkers — Civilian and Military.
“..What are the COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS?The Comp Laude™ Awards recognize integrity and excellence in the workers’ compensation industry. Industry professionals are encouraged to nominate individuals or companies that have set themselves apart by demonstrating excellence. Nominations are now accepted nationwide. The Comp Laude™ Awards are given by WorkCompCentral and presented at the annual Comp Laude™ Gala in the Los Angeles area in December.”
Last year, I was one of four Injured Worker’s finalists in the WorkComp Central CompLaude event. It was a positive event, and the WorkComp people were seen to be human, for the most part.
If you don’t follow David DePaolo’s blog, why not? Be ITK. I appreciate most of them, and I like how David thinks. I used to think strategically and logically as that; now I have to rely on muddling and compensatory strategies… But, here’s what David included in his blog, WORK COMP AND BASEBALL
There are, however, claims that are difficult from the very outset. Sometimes we hear about them but most of the time we don’t.
The ones that we do hear about get dismissed from our conscience too easily because the melodrama in their vocalization of what’s wrong gets drowned by our own jaded pessimism.
These cases, though, are real. There are real people behind these cases. People get hurt. People get toyed with. People don’t get what is needed, what is promised in the Grand Bargain, and set aside as disturbed and having unrealistic expectations.
Some contact me because of this blog, seeking answers, help and remedies.
I have met some – like Linda Ayers. I won’t get into Linda’s case here – that’s not the point.
Linda is vocal, like a few other injured workers. She has a blog, she is active in social media, she posts comments to this blog.
And she probably drives the defense crazy as she is prolifically passionate about making sure the system works for her and for other injured workers.
It’s easy to dismiss Linda’s activities as the rantings of an unstable person, but she is not an unstable person. She is a person who’s case spiraled out of control from the beginning, and we know that the early stages of a claim are the most critical.
There’s Darren Fonzseau and Cecilia Watt, more vocal injured workers seeking stabilization of their claims, timely payment of benefits and authorization of medical treatment.
Dwight Johnson’s Story, the #1 Injured Worker honored at the 2014 Comp Laude Gala.
COMP LAUDE™ NOMINATIONS 2015
Nominations open June 1st, 2015!
This doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about who you will nominate. Nominations open June 1st, however, be on the look out for people or companies who are setting themselves apart, doing positive things in the industry.
Nominees are accepted using an online nomination questionnaire developed and provided by WorkCompCentral. Nominations are open for a period of two months. All nominations are subject to verification / further qualification byWorkCompCentral staff. Once finalists have been qualified, nominations are turned over to our panel of judges.
Who Selects the Winners?
Winners are selected by a panel of judges made up of industry professionals with a proven history of workers’ comp knowledge and leadership.
The 2015 panel of judges include:
Mark Walls, vice president, communications & strategic analysis, Safety National
Tim East, director, risk management, The Walt Disney Company
Kimberly George, SVP, senior healthcare advisor, Sedgwick
Joseph Paduda, principal, Health Strategy Associates
Michael Gavin, president, Prium
See this blog post for links to some industry blogs: #CommitteesOfBloggers— here are comments with links on the Top 25 WorkComp Industry blogs: https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/?s=TOP+25+BLOG
Last year, I experienced some pretty vile attacks for being nominated to the CompLaude 2014 awards, for being grateful, and for showing up and participating in a proactive manner, reaching out to other attendees at the Conference.
The attacks were from some long time injured workers on medications or they were just industry provocateurs. Fortunately, prior experience with nuclear industry provocateurs made it relatively easy to shun. We do not, however, forget. Ever. The blog memorializes it, so don’t let fear keep you away…
Here’s a hard task, a tough job, but it needs to be done.
David DePaolo, CEO of WorkComp Central, an educational organization for industry people, is having the 4th Annual comp laude Awards Gala in December…. Where good people in the #WorkComp systems gather, and a few are acknowledged for being on the up and up, and for actually doing some good. Previous years, it was a California event. They have opened the doors to make it a national event, and the nominations are open through the end of August.
- THINK OF AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN KIND OR DECENT TO YOU THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY IN WORK COMP. JUST MAKE A LIST, FOR STARTERS.
- THEN, WRITE DOWN AT LEAST TEN THINGS YOU CAN MUSTER UP TO BE GRATEFUL FOR ABOUT EACH OF THOSE TEN. Look at each list, separately, and send a quiet thank you to each one, as you recall their kindness and helpfulness or expertise.
- Then, submit your nomination(s) on their forms
For details about the Comp Laude Awards & Gala, please contact email@example.com
Well, we have the internet today; NO EXCUSES for keeping their dirty secrets. If we can roll out of bed to the keyboard, we can make a difference, imho. If we can’t, then we can reach to the night table, grab a smart phone, and make a difference! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW
Games are changing. All workers, injured or not, might find some real value in these free 10-minute podcasts from $100 MBA…. they are filled with some great info on business, as it is being done now…. and since you may have to recreate yourself instead of being destroyed by WorkComp, you might find some inspiration here, too. It’s almost like being back at work….and least the brain cells get a work out and new neuropathways seem to be under construction!
I hope to be able to soon put together a little e-book for you on Surviving WorkComp….We’ll start with how to identify and deal with doctor, lawyer, adjuster fraud, perhaps, because on such fraud is all harm to injured workers built. We all have a wealth of information gathered from being in the trenches, in the #WarOnWorkers!
What would YOU tell the others?
I would like to see EVERY INJURED WORKER BLOGGING…. or at the very least, keeping accurate records via a Journal to share later. What prevents YOU from blogging? NAIDW site even offers a blog feature. Let’s go! 🙂
If you have insights to share, let me know, too. WorkCompLinda@gmail.com and see my blogs at…
ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS
See my nuclear blogs, too:
Yes, “I AM INJURED, NOT STUPID!”
How is the internet changing WorkComp Survival Rates? How will it impact indictments and incarerations of Enemies of Humanity? We’ll see. As Bucky Fuller was known to say, Let’s build the New; Let the Old Destroy itself (or words to that effect.)
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -RBF
#Demolition of WorkComp Industry — In Progress. FULL SPEED AHEAD! Will the ProPublica Team be at the WorkComp Comp Laude Awards Gala? I know a few people who may be nominating that team, too.
$100 MBA? Revolutionary Idea! Business Game Changers!
Go Omar! Go Nicole! Thanks, from the Battlefields of WorkComp!
Check it out… http://100mba.net/show/
…..so that is why defense firms go to any means necessary to falsely classify a Traumatic Brain Injury as merely a “personality disorder” or other bogus diagnosis!!!!
And WorkComp Information and Assistance officers et al support the play!!!
The FRAUD FINALLY MAKES SENSE!
“Why those Dirty Rats”
WCAB seems to favor doctor shopping by defense and supports the chicanery, at least in my case. Complaints filed, to no avail.
It seems an industry practice to try to make a “psych” claim out of a brain injury case and the defense seems not above extortion intimidation and collusion to make such false claims, even paying QME AME doctors to sign clearly fraudulent reports upon which to build.
Since doctors don’t actually write the reports but have “well-trained” nonmedical personnel sift through pages & pages & pages of disorganized and incomplete medical records to support the obfuscation of facts with poorly written fabrications, well, that leads to some plausible deniability for those doctors leased or owned by the industry, huh? Omission of medical records is a key component to that play.
In my case, might be useful to have someone like Bruce Leckart review the psych, neuropsych, and neurological reports, and then have the judge contact the FBI, For further investigations of the actions by the defense team.
Yes, I get it. They are “untouchable”….Injured workers are simply the cash cows of a heinous scam industry. I suspect technology will be a disruptive game changer that may intimately derail the #WorkComp Gravy Trains. Nuremberg type trials also required, imho.