Injured and Insulted? If you haven’t read these articles – you don’t know nuthin about WorkComp in America!

“Help Pro Publica Investigate” !?!

We try, don’t we?!!! ENCORE! ENCORE!

HELP PROPUBLICA INVESTIGATE THEN BLOG BLOG BLOG OCCUPY Work Comp
GET GOING WITH YOUR  OWN BLOG! BLOG BLOG BLOG!  #OccupyWorkComp and #DodgeTheRads – It’s Dangerous Out There!  See links below!

Radiation What Radiation

If you haven’t read these articles – you don’t know nuthin about Radiation in America either!

One benefit of being disabled by the WorkCompsters is that it makes #ShelterInPlace a little easier!   Know about Your Radiation This Week Series, too.   Bob Nichols Said WHAT About Your Radiation This Week !?!




Insult to Injury

America’s vanishing worker protections.

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Corporate Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp Stalls

An Oklahoma commission ruled that a state law allowing companies to “opt out” of workers’ comp and write their own plans was unconstitutional while similar bills in other states lose steam.

‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’

Hummer limos, go-go dancers, a live alligator and glowing aliens in spandex at the national workers’ comp and disability expo. Journey into the little-known workers’ comp industrial complex.

Tyson Foods’ Secret Recipe for Carving Up Workers’ Comp

Over the past 25 years, the giant meatpacking company has taken a lead in pushing for changes in workers’ comp in state after state — often to the detriment of workers.

State Lawmakers to Investigate Workers’ Comp Opt Out

In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators said it will look into an effort by some of the biggest names in corporate America to opt out of workers’ comp.

U.S. Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Workers’ Comp

In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, members of Congress are urging the labor secretary to come up with a plan to protect injured workers and taxpayers.

Inside Corporate America’s Campaign To Ditch Workers’ Comp

One Texas lawyer is helping companies opt out of workers’ compensation and write their own rules. What does it mean for injured workers?

Price Check: How Companies Value Body Parts

Benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically depending on which company you work for.

ProPublica Partners With Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting

Today, ProPublica is teaming up with the journalism crowdfunding site Beacon to encourage more coverage of workers’ comp across the country.

How to Investigate Workers’ Comp In Your State

With this Reporting Recipe, we want to make it easier for journalists to find and report stories on changes in workers’ comp policies and the impact on local workers.

Injured Worker in ProPublica/NPR Story Testifies Before Illinois Legislature

In an eight-hour hearing, Democratic lawmakers challenge governor’s proposals to change state’s workers’ compensation law.

California Bill Would Bar Insurers from Withdrawing Injured Workers’ Care

A bill that passed a state Senate committee today would address a problem highlighted in a ProPublica and NPR investigation of problems with new workers’ compensation laws.

Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers’ Comp Benefits for Amputees

A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows a ProPublica/NPR story that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had “unintended consequences,” prompting insurers to deny medical care and doctors to leave the system.

The Fallout of Workers’ Comp ‘Reforms’: 5 Tales of Harm

Injured workers share their stories, revealing the real-life impact of rollbacks that have been spreading across the country.

California to Insurers: Don’t Use Workers’ Comp Law to Deny Approved Care

Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials. A state senate committee will hold a hearing on the law Wednesday.

Insurance Information Institute Challenges Our Workers’ Comp Investigation. We Respond

Insurance Information Institute challenges ProPublica/NPR’s workers’ comp investigation. Here’s our response.

California Announces Audit of Insurance Company That Took Away Home Health Aide

A top labor official in California challenges our characterization of changes to the state’s workers’ comp system. His department will audit a case spotlighted by us.

Podcast: Reporting on Workers’ Comp

Michael Grabell on how the project began, and how many legislators don’t understand the ways rollbacks hurt workers.

OSHA Report Echoes ProPublica and NPR’s Workers’ Comp Findings

Separate investigations into changes in the workers’ compensation system nationwide found that cutbacks were hurting injured workers and their families.

Methodology for Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth?

How ProPublica gathered and analyzed state workers’ compensation laws to find out the maximum each states pays per limb.

How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Depends On Where You Work

Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in adjoining states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.

What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate

Share your experience to help us dig deeper into workers’ comp in America.




Blogging in the Insurance Industry’s Interests:

Compare to what the “Best Blogs” of the WorkComp industry have to say about matters…

Work Comp Roundup, Author Michael Stack – Category: Education

From Bob’s Cluttered Desk, Author Robert Wilson – Category: National Issues

Managed Care Matters, Author Joe Paduda – Category: Medical Management

DePaolo’s Work Comp World, Author David Depaolo – Category: National Issues

WorkersComp Insider, Authors Tom Lynch & Julie Ferguson – Category: National Issues

Workers’ Compensation by Gelman, Author Jon Gelman – Category: Legal

The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog, Author Jennifer Jordan – Category: MSA/Settlements

Conference Chronicles, Author Varied – Category: Education

Florida Workers’ Comp Adjudication, Author David Langham – Category: Legal

Work Safe, Texas, Author Varied – Category: Carrier

Franco Signor MSP Blog, Author Varied – Category: MSA/Settlements

Workers’ Comp Zone. Author Julius Young – Category: Legal

MedicareInsights Blog, Author Rafael Gonzalez – Category: MSA/Settlements

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Blawg, Author Varied – Category: Regional/State Specific

Evidence Based, Author Michael Gavin – Category: Medical Management

Mark Pew, Author Mark Pew – Category: Medical Management

Louisiana Comp Blog, Author Varied – Category: Regional/State Specific

Sedgwick Connection, Author Varied – Category: TPA

New Jersey Workers’ Comp Blog, Author John Geaney – Category: Regional/State Specific

The Return to Work Blog, Author Varied – Category: Carrier

Simply Work Comp, Author Varied – Category: Safety/Prevention

MEMIC Safety Net, Author Varied – Category: Safety/Prevention

GRAVY TRAIN WRECK

Who else is blogging about WorkComp in America and elsewhere?  (see more)

TOP BLOGS FOR
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND WORKPLACE ISSUES
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LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2010 Honorees
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LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2011 Honorees
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LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2012 Honorees
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LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2013 Honorees
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“So who’s committing all this fraud?”

In the Battle against Workers Comp Fraud, Modern Tools can Deter Old Schemes

So who ELSE is committing all this fraud?

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Update:  “Distrust Government” https://lnkd.in/bK8uvYn Yikes! California Governor accused of obstructing justice in this blog? Fact check allegations of injured workers receiving workers comp benefits in California. Further investigations in progress?

Reflections…   People Get Ready, There’s a train a comin…




WorkComp BEST BLOGS RESULTS?

Without a Blog, an Injured Worker is UNARMED and Unprotected in America’s WAR ON WORKERS

Si sedgwick insitute opportunity to open dialogues

Injured Worker Blogs?  Not so many….  the industry opinion goes like this:

“…Another area where we would hope to see improved outcomes in the future is the blog category of “Injured Workers”. While a few were nominated in that category this year, none made the final cut….”

Another industry opinion goes like this:  ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY

Here are some WorkComp oriented vlogs…..

Shucks… well, here are the stats on one Injured Worker’s blog…

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains –  for what it’s worth…

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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – BYOB

Taking a moment to reflect on success during and post-WorkComp Survival. A Quick shout-out to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, DavidDePaolo Blog Spot, Stumble Upon, WorkComp Central & Lucy Occupy for being top referrers to

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains since Summer 2013.

Thank you!

BYOB – BRING YOUR OWN BLOG

Your continued referrals are welcome, Subscribe to stay current! #OccupyWorkComp Reach to date is over 35,000! Hooray for us! BYOB BYOB BYOB

LET’S GET THE REAL NATIONAL WORKCOMP DISCUSSIONS STARTED. WITHOUT VOICES OF INJURED WORKERS, it’s all just smoke and mirrors, isn’t it?

AAWCGT TOP REFERRERS ALL TIME 5 26 2016

I BLOG THEREFORE I AM A WORK COMP SURVIVOR 2 25 2016

What’s YOUR Work Comp Story?    See more at My Work Comp Coach!  

Use the questions to start YOUR OWN BLOG — and to submit stories to “industry bloggers” as a “guest blogger” and stay on point!

 

Coming soon?

WORK COMP SURVIVAL AND VIRTUAL COMBAT SKILLS – eCourse

WATCH FOR eCourse - COMING SOON
WATCH FOR eCourse – COMING SOON

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“BE BRAVE”

#OccupyWorkComp #OccupyVirtually and for goodness sake, #DodgeTheRads! It’s dangerous out there!

Be ITK about Your Radiation This Week!  #TTFN

#OccupyVirtually #StayOuttaTheStreets #DodgeTheRads
#OccupyVirtually #StayOuttaTheStreets #DodgeTheRads

CALIFORNIA WORKERS TORPEDOED AGAIN.  Bummer! What has the Governor Done?! Concussion Alerts!

This news seems to be a purely malicious and well planned act of really bad practice by all complicit parties?  #WorkCompStinks!  Secret Tribunals, Fatalities and extreme abuse of the WorkingClass for the profits of the few.  “WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.  EXPECT US. JOIN US.”   READ AND SHARE THIS BLOG.  START YOUR OWN.  
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This is actually heinous news–utterly odious and wicked!  The money trail might suspiciously lead from NFL related enterprises?….to …. where?  Nawwww, that couldn’t happen, could it?
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Can the President please send in the National Guard to protect California Workers now, or must more be tortured, maimed, and have their lives destroyed and shortened by WorkCompsters for the profits of the few?

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CHRISTINE BAKER HOLIDAY DIR PARTY
“No Reporters Allowed…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M6m8S1OoH0

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Why does California demand that Orthopedic Surgeons be the primary treating doctors for BRAIN INJURED WORKERS?  Nobody in Sacramento has ever head of ACOEM and MTUS and NIH for guidelines on treatment?  Doesn’t California WorkComp have any PHYSIATRISTS either to refer brain injured workers to?  
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The WCAB and defense teams seem to act like that’s a made up word when such is requested as a PTP!  WorkComp neurologists are essentially clueless about brains, not even knowing that vision and hearing are functions of the brain!  D’oh!  7th Grade Kids seem to know more about brains than California QME/QME “Neurologists” and CorVel/Maximus “doctors.”
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Looks like the GOV may have had a lapse of memory on his Oath of Office in his attempts at chivalry and Ms Baker?  “Our Goal Is Back To Work”??  
REALLY?  COMPLETE SYSTEM FAIL!  EXPENSIVE AND COMPLETE SYSTEM FAIL!
PS:   “Mischief” is not the same as COLLUSION AND CORRUPTION, JUST SO WE ARE CLEAR!
 

(We wonder who pays for the Private–no journàlists allowed — DIR holiday party THIS YEAR? Last year, Youtube has some pretty …interesting….footage of ‘this is a private party’)  

No Reporters Allowed By CA DIR Director Baker At “Private Event” On Cal-Osha & Workers Comp

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I don’t think the Gov’s “Oath of Office” promotes Chivalry to Ms. Baker, DIR, WCAB, Insurance Industries before the Common Good, does it? I could be wrong…. WorkComp does seems to have it’s own rules, courts and subsidies, huh, operating outside the Constitution of The United States of America on multiple issues, doesn’t it?  Outside the California Constitution on multiple issues, as well.  
 
Is there a Civil Rights lawyer in the house?  Has the BIA – Brain Injury Association of America been consulted?  Have any Injured Workers been consulted? Was CAAA consulted?   How about the leading mouth-pieces for the industry?  
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Does ProPublica know about this?  Sounds like a PS to THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION!
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We, the People, want the names, ranks and salaries of the parties to this action, please and thank you.
 
NAIDW TBI AWARENESS
Let’s watch the unfolding drama. Investigations and Indictments seem to be in order. Will DOJ and FBI investigate these suspicious acts? We can continue to wait and wait and wait and hope. 
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California needs Federal Overseers of WorkComp practices to protect the Working Class, and we need it NOW!
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I am not too alarmed, however.  WorkComp doesn’t  seem to have any neuropsychologists to refer Injured Worker’s to anyway, for at least the past ten years, based on input from Injured Workers in Southern California.
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Orthopedic Surgeons seem to be the norm to be designated as treating doctors, and they joyfully report they have no knowledge of brain injuries.  
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(This seems to be a very weak link in their practices, since accidents with broken bones often can include head injuries…. their Society might take a closer look, or, like NFL, involve the cardiologists? D’oh!  )
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CAAA practices don’t seem to be much better or stronger when it comes to brain injuries; some of their members do as much harm as those paid to harm injured workers, through willful ignorance or ‘not enough money in it’ syndromes)
GRAVY TRAIN WRECK
 
Last year, one case, defense tried to send the TBI survivor to a neuropsychologist for yet another evaluation–one who admitted hadn’t treated brain injury patients for over seven years…  Just apparently real busy and profitable doing evaluations for Work Compsters.  [
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The three neuropsychologists who evaluated this injured worker (two in 2012, one in 2014) were all approved/authorized outside of the alleged MPN.  
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The adjuster apparently had no clue as to what type of doctor to send the Injured Worker to, and the EAP program (that IW was originally referred to a Clinical Psychologist) was a bit of good luck, as that CP doctor had tremendous brain injury knowledge, as his own son was recovering from a devastating brain injury, with the help of an interdisciplinary team of doctors and specialists.  
That clinical psychologist helped walked the rookie adjuster through the process, clearly describing the dangers and the needs for immediate and appropriate medical care.  The Injured Worker had to pay for the MRI’s recommended in both 2012 and again in 2014.  
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WorkComp peeps seem to dispute the location of the brain, and attempt to pretend it is not a body part.
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WorkComp seems to approve primarily Orthopedic Surgeons and Chiropractors for brain injury, with a little PT and 40 or so face to face evaluations, and countless re-evalulations by CorVel doctors—who also seem to know little to nothing about brains.  
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It took nearly 3 years for the mentioned Injured Worker to get to a speech therapist and occupational therapist (3-6 months treatment were required, 16 days were authorized, then extended another 8).  
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One of the WorkComp leased/owned neurologists suggested that since care had been denied for two years (at that time) and since the injured worker was female and over the age of 35, no treatment was deemed necessary, contrary to all medical evidence.
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The primary treating doctor since Feb 2013 has been an orthopedic surgeon, and the bulk of the denying Corvell doctors have been orthopedic surgeons. WorkComp neurologists and CorvVel and Maximus doctors seem to be simply clueless about head injuries…..or are they paid to just look the other way and write false reports to ensure denial of medical care.  
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Responses from DIR over the course will be located and  forwarded  to appropriate authorities.  Seems this situation may call for intervention, finally, by DOJ/FBI.  
TBI MEANWHILE IN AMERICA

What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate

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FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS STAY IGNORANT.  This article could have the effect of being a call to all Americans to see the movie, CONCUSSION, in December, and search google for the facts they are hiding.  DARPA is spending gazillions on brain research….. Doesn’t Sacramento stay in touch with the DARPA peeps either?  D’oh! 
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PS:  Experiential Adjusting

Leading At The Top

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ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS AND CORRUPTION NOW

 

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU

Concussion is Controversial – WorkComp and NFL use 3D PlayBook? “Delay-Deny-Die”

Workers’ Comp Train Wreck –  WHO HAS BEEN NAUGHTY AND WHO HAS BEEN NICE?

Who will be added to the WorkCompCentral CompLaude Awards nominations list?

Who will be added to the ProPublica/NPR/Beacon investigations list?

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Is YOUR name on THIS list and in these blogs?  Maybe, huh?’

ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP CORRUPTION, MISTAKES, SONDERKOMMANDO, GRAVY TRAIN WRECKS AND MORE HERE….

After reviewing the list of doctors/providers, you may be ‘baffled, puzzled, confused and perplexed’ and asked, “WHAT TREATMENTS DID THIS INJURED WORKER RECEIVE, AND HOW MANY THOUSAND AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WERE SPENT ON EVALUATIONS THAT DID NOT RESULT IN AUTHORIZATION FOR HOW MUCH MEDICALLY APPROPRIATE CARE?  FOLLOW THE MONEY. ALWAYS FOR THE MONEY.

WC SHELL GAME TIMES HOW MANY INJURED WORKERS

 

If YOU make it to the “NAUGHTY LIST”  all thanks go to CNA and defense firm, Grancell Stander et al, and of course, to Wyndham Worldwide for corporate irresponsibility and callous disregard for the life of an injured worker, in a serious breach of human right and ethics, extreme discrimination of injured workers with disabilities, not excluding age and gender discrimination issues.   They could have made a difference. They chose not to.  Bummer.

Will someone let DIR Director Christine Baker know what happens where there are only illegitimate practices and legal chicanery in brain injury cases? Everybody planning to watch #Concussion?

Find Physiatrists and Neuropsychologists and their inter-disciplinary teams for helping Injured Workers with brain injuries, and stop relying on Orthopedic Surgeons who admittedly know little to nothing about brain injuries, although along with chiropractors who are the first doctors often seen after a slip and fall or foot ball injury or car crash.  Most experts will not play the killing games of Workers Compensation, as they took an OATH TO DO NO HARM.  Did you?

Also, encourage investigations into who writes these regurgitations called reports, without benefit of legitimate medical evaluations, and how much money is wasted. Investigate why/how defense firms can have the pattern and practice omission of hundreds of pages of medical records with intent to deny medical care.

Governor Brown, could you kindly have the Attorney General Investigations of corruption at the highest levels of Workers Compensation, and encourage Governors across the USA to do like-wise, and dispatch the National Guard to protect injured workers from these WorkCompsters? The FBI stands ready to help and maybe even the District Attorneys.   Thanks a bunch!

 

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  1. Dr. Jaime Whitlock – DC
  2. Dr. Jay SanVictores – MD, GP – Urgent Care
  3. Dr. Daniel DeGoede – Clinical Psychologist
  4. Dr. Esmail Sebti – Neurologist
  5. Dr. Gurvinder Sunny Uppal – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  6. Dr. John Lambros – MD, ER
  7. Dr. Christopher Hancock – MD, Radiology
  8. Dr. Eileen Kang – NeuroPsychologist
  9. Dr. Stephen Waldman, MD, Neurologist
  10. Dr. Lynda Wells – PhD, EEG NeuroFeedback Practitioner
  11. Diana Wallace, Acupuncturist
  12. Dr. Marcel Ponton – Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist
  13. Dr. Gunn, Neuropsychologist
  14. Dr. Khalid Ahmed – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  15. Dr. Hoang – Optometrist
  16. Dr. Nguyen – Optometrist
  17. Dr. David Patterson – MD, Physiatrist
  18. Dr. Tyson Chung – Clinical Psychologist
  19. Dr. Gilbert Jaudy, DC – FACFN, FABVR, CCST, Functional Neurology
  20. Dr. Jacob Rabinovich, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon
  21. Dr. Bijan Zardouz, MD – Neurologist – QME
  22. Dr. James O’Brien, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist, AME
  23. Julie Simmons- MA, PSY.D
  24. Dr. Darren Bergey – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  25. James Lanier, PA
  26. Crystal Crites, PT, MPT
  27. Jennifer Diemart, MA, CCC-LSLP
  28. Dr. Eric Ikeda – Neuro Optometrist
  29. Debra Outlette, MS, OTR/L
  30. Don Risser, Acupuncturist
  31. Dr. Ronald Kent – MD, Neurologist, QME
  32. Dr. Lynn Lowell, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
  33. Dr. Seymour M. Young, MD – Neurologist
  34. Dr. Hilda Chalgujian, Neuropsychologist
  35. Dr. Michael Lobatz – MD, Neurologist
  36. Jessica Martinez, OTR/L, HTC, PAM
  37. Kelly Owen, MA, CCC-SLP
  38. Margaret Fuller, MA, OTR/L
  39. Rebecca Askew, MPT
  40. Suzanne Carr, DPT
  41. Catherine Fabian, AuD
  42. Julie O. Johns, AuD, CCC-A
  43. Dr. Jeffrey Holmes – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  44. Dr. James Pasino – Neuropsychologist
  45. Dr. Jay Jurkowitz – MD, Neurologist
  46. Hoag Memorial – ER
  47. Dr. Christian Reichart, DC

doctor strike

CORVEL TEAM SINCE 2013, 3D Practices — They even harm Cops, right Mayor Betsy?  Did the Unions get to the bottom of the bad behavior by Corvel out in Ft. Worth yet?  You should see how Injured Cops and Firefighters are treated in California. Shameful, indeed!  Reams of Denials via CorVel for ADJ8181903! (Chronoloical Order, 2013 to present….notice a pattern of expertise of denying parties?)  CorVel reports tend to be convoluted regurgitations of disorganized and incomplete medical records, violations of HIPPA rights, and inappropriate reviewers for types of injuries.  Readers may opine that the submitting RNs wrote the reports, poorly and incoherently, for the most part.

  1. Grace Napoles, RN – Utilization Management Department
  2. Keith Louwenaar, MD – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, CorVel “Physician Advisor”
  3. Kevin Patterson
  4. Cathy Arnett
  5. Joanne Palladino, RN, MSN, CNS – Utilization Management Department
  6. Lailannie B. Matthews, RN, BSN – Utilization Management Department
  7. H. Leon Brooks, MD, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  8. Angie Garber
  9. Sloane R. Blair, MD – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  10. Linda Grant
  11. Melinda Rubel, RN – Utilization Management Department
  12. Maureen E. Mackey, MD – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  13. Lexi-Welanetz-Bursin, Psy.D., CA – Clinical Psychologist
  14. Jean Caldwell, RN BS CCSM JC
  15. Kenneth L. Nudleman, MD – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  16. Harish Porecha, MD
  17. Jennifer Tayag-Castillo, RN, BSN – Utilization Management Department
  18. Elena Vega, Supervisor, Utilization Management Department
  19. Jeannie Romero, RN – Utilization Management Department
  20. Lorne S. Label, MD – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

 

MAXIMUS FEDERAL SERVICES, INC.

Dr. Paul Manchester, MD, MPH – Medical Director, Specialty, Neurological Surgery

WC DOCTORS

In the observed slip and fall backwards on ice by Wyndham Worldwide Vacation Ownership Sales Executive Linda Ayres on 1/9/12, the following people have been involved in the case, evaluations and determinations of care for a well diagnosed concussion/traumatic brain injury/closed head injury/ptsd and more.  Summary statements in this blog:  Surviving Work Comp — Just Do It!

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See this blog since Summer 2013 index for mention of ICD-9 Codes. Use the Search Key, too.

Orders are face to face medical exams for the first set of chronological providers, separated by year by an underline….starting in 2012. (Blatant disregard of ACOEM/MTUS guidelines, but that’s for another blog.) Second set are CorVel and Maximus regurgitation reports, apparently written by RNs or others and signed by a variety of doctors, citing guidelines for necessary treatment, and somehow denying it anyway.  Plenty of expensive bla bla bla.  DO THE MATH. FOLLOW THE MONEY. ASK MORE QUESTIONS?

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For now, let’s just make the list.  Is your name on it?    “Let’s get started.”  Remember, all of these people have made money for seeing/knowing the Injured Worker.  Did they all provide “care” or “medical treatment”?

In contrast, Injured Worker was denied benefits, denied medical care, forced to file for welfare with Social Services and rely on the charity of friends and the Salvation Army—-proving that with Wyndham Timeshare, there are “No Free Gifts” and there is blatant and callous disregard for lives of injured workers and customers.  A friend shared this link with more news on how Wyndham Worldwide behaves in the global marketplace.

While WCAB seems to deem “evaluation after evaluation after evaluation” as evidence of InjuredWorkers receiving medical care, the Information and Assistance Officer, last resort for help for unrepresented Injured Workers, is not a doctor, nor a lawyer, and practice without those licenses is questionable indeed.

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Join the Discussin — you or someone you love could be next! http://www.concussion-movie.com/ http://www.concussion-movie.com/#

The dubiousness appears compounded when good doctors properly make legitimate and conservative recommendations for immediate and necessary care, only to have the recommendations denied by attorneys and adjusters in 2012, then, aided and abetted by Team CorVel.  Advising an Injured Worker to “have better control” of counsel when represented is a joke—if CAAA can’t police their own members, how can a Worker with a Brain Injury be expected to know when representation proves to be totally incompetent, dangerous, and worse?

CAB Commissioners and DIR seem complicit in the Gravy Train, at least in this case, which so many Super Lawyers indicate is ‘just how it is’ — happens to everyone — very common case, or maybe they just don’t know.  More on attorneys in another blog.

Follow this blog for more details that everybody knows but has kept the dirty secrets behind closed doors, while American workers and taxpayers pay and pay and pay—-with life, liberty and justice for none attacked by the Workers Compensation maiming killing brigades.

By the time you finish reading this blog, you will have a better idea of why Workers Compensation Survivors call it a GRAVY TRAIN WRECK.  (Some of these doctors were paid by CNA, some were paid by CIGNA, some were paid by the Injured Worker (unreimbursed medical expenses and miles to date exceed $43,300 – failures to receive adequate treatment have caused permanent and irreparable damage to IW.

Without WorkersCompensation, legitimate insurance would have facilitated care that would have been immediate, expert, reasonable, beneficial and IW may have returned to work within months, back in 2012. Without care, Injured Worker has been advised to make plans for Assisted Living in light of risk of dementia, with a need for personal assistance now.  Thanks WorkCompsters!

See the rest of the Wyndham Worldwide Workers Compensation Gravy Train Wreck here, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP CORRUPTION AND GRAVY TRAINS NOW

GRAVY TRAIN WRECK

 

  • Ask about “Your Radiation This Week” and “…remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”
  • WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW –> BE GEEKY!

Fifth Amendment or Fifth Attorney – WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE IN WORKCOMP?

Dear Tina:

Thank you again for the hotel discount vouchers. I am heading out to Newport Beach shortly, but I had promised Stewart Reubens of Grancell that I would respond to his recent emails by today. That was compounded and exacerbated by the unbelievable denial of medical care out of Maximus, the California ‘end of the road’ agency. The doctor received ex-parte records and he was either off-his-meds, had too many martinis, or might be subject to drug testing or else? I found other reports by the same doctor on the internet.

Maximus personnel was very nice when I told them we have a problem with the report as the fraud is egregious. They told me on Friday to send a request to them for reconsideration before sending it to the the WCAB appeals people. This is it. It is my experience that when dealing with WorkComp legal/medical fraud, facts mean nothing to the perpetrators, and legal chicanery prevails. Taking matters to the Virtual Streets seems to be the one and only hope for injured workers. My list of fraud allegations and perpetrators is long indeed, provided, in part, already to the FBI – Palm Springs Office.

Well, that’s another quandry, as it is somewhat out of synch. Before I hit the road, I will try to respond in this letter to both Stewart Reubens and the Maximus help people, and copy “supplemental people” as Stewart calls them, and I will put it on the internet as well.

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DEFENSE AGAINST THE PSYCHOPATH// STUDY THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6P1Ue2aGg

As I looked through it all, I remember that in 2013, CorVel had authorized modified care to include a couple acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, but Grancell again refused to set up those appointments and the Judge had to tell Ms. Mall to just do it….that took about 9 months. Ms. Mall, the first Grancell attorney, has a knack for telling whoppers, and she is the first to incorrectly tell doctors that I had a head injury in 1993 and another in 2008. No doctor until January 9, 2012, Dr. DeGoede whom the CIGNA Employee Assistance Program sent me to is the first I had ever been diagnosed with a brain injury. In the reports to doctors that Grancell is now attempting to have me evaluated by, Stewart is telling them of his opinion (non-medical, based on no medical evidence) that I have had previously diagnosed brain injuries and treatments. They both, Kim and Stewart, lie when they say I withhold info of a car collison of 1993 and 2008. Both I recovered from, and neither had ever suggested a head injury. Kim and Stewart seem to like to practice medicine at my expense.  They also like to put the 2012 EEG report of head injury to falsely show it as a 2010 report of head injury, although the doctor apologized for the mis-dated report, but any thinking person could read the report and see it was in fact done in 2012.  The doctor was not even in California in 2010, when Grancell attempts to mislead doctors.

The Maximus report I received last week falsely states numerous things, including what appears to be a set up for a fraud investigation at my expense. Somehow that doctor says the right shoulder was the primary industrial injury and that the injured worker [me] did not report a head/ brain injury until weeks later following an incident at home.  They disregarded the medical records I provided, and just seemed to follow exparte communications,

Well, that’s further insult to further injuries. Take a look at the DWC-1 form that I was given on January 9, 2012, without any insurance information on it and see what it says about hitting my head real hard.

These actions are quite similar to the deceptions caused by Ms. Mall when she omitted approximately 300 pages of medical records to QME/AME doctors in 2013, and encouraged them to falsely opine prior head injuries, moving the date of reported injury not weeks, but into the future of 2013, and they used medical records of 2012 as ‘evidence of pre-existing head injury’.  When brought to THEIR attention, those corrected the date of injury on their report, but not their false allegations, nor did I get any of the recommended since January 2012 medical treatments.   UFB, for sure, but it has kept me from medical care over 3.5 years, and has kept the legal/medical files churning, to the point somehow Grancell got the Judge to authorize even more evaluations.

The Exclusive Remedy and Labor Code of California does not say insurance carriers are to provide evaluation after evaluation….it is allegedly about providing medical care as an exclusive remedy to civil rights and law suits.  It apparently requires DOJ/FBI/DA intervention to help companies like Grancell with proper interpretations of the law, and perhaps RICO support.

Now, I have provided the Maximus report to my State Senator and have asked for intervention to involve the District Attorney – Corporate Fraud Unit and the FBI for similar task force. I am hoping that Michael Grabell of ProPublica is tracking what I send, or perhaps Ana Garcia of Los Angeles is another investigative reporter that may become involved.

So, for the record, I have asked Fred Sachs, CNA Adjuster and Stewart Reubens, Defense counsel of Grancell Stander to cancell all the appointments that were in violation of my right to be heard by the Judge at WCAB with ADA accommodations (first they said they would not accommodate for ADA, then they changed the date of the hearing, then they cancelled the hearing, then I started receiving notices of appointments with non-specialists in the field of brain injury, auditory processing, vision processing and chiropractic and acupuncture have been denied again.

My total out of pocket expenses to date because CNA refuses to provide medical care now exceed $43,350.44 since date of injury, 1/9/12. While all the medical reports indicate that I received medically necessary treatments, they don’t seem to account for the fact that I paid for most all of it myself. CNA, for a brain injury, paid for a few clinical psychologist sessions in 2012 along with some chiropractic; in 2013, they paid for 6 physical therapy and a few more chiropractic, in 2014 they paid for some acupuncture and 24 sessions of speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, cut short from the 3-6 months of care that was requested.

The current CorVel modified recommendations included neuro-optometry eval, neurology consult as requested last April 2014 to review the EEG with corollary medical evidence. Let’s get those issues handled, sort out the inaccuracies of the Maximus report, let’s get the FBI and DA-Corporate Fraud units involved with the CNA Fraud Unit representative and let’s organize a claim audit once and for all.

The allegations by Maximus that I sustained a shoulder injury at work and a head injury at home…. well, that seems to be a last straw, doesn’t it? The Maximus report also alleges there is no evidence for continuation of any of the ACOEM/MTUS guideline recommended treatments for traumatic brain injury. I think that doctor also suggested I failed to return to work at some point.

Holy Moly…. Tina, tell them how hard I have been trying to get back to work and that your hands appear to be tied by the defense counsel and carrier? Remember, in November 2012, my attorney of the time, in collusion with Ms. Mall of Grancell, attempted to coerce me to accept a $100,000 settlement, forfeiting all future medical, disability and it required that I quit my job (oh yes, it also mentioned the shoulder injury along with the closed head injury, but Ms. Mall’s team apparently threatened my primary treating doctor’s office more than once with dismissal from the alleged MPN if the early records regarding the right shoulder were not changed to ‘non-industrial’ ….they tried to call me MMI orthopedically last summer and did so this December, deferring to Neuro/psych doctors for head/braininjury after cancelling my appointment for their final report.

I have had no Primary Treating Doctor since December 2014, and Dr. Hilda withdrew from the case in April 2015, and Stewart says it’s not his job to help me get medical care, and that I can choose my own doctors. If that was so, why did I get stuck with an Orthopedic Surgeon since April 2013 with no knowledge of brain injury, and every referral was dismissed, and finally Ms. Mall said his referrals didn’t count because he is bone doctor not a brain doctor. D’oh — not verbatim, but words to that effect.

Because I retained incompetent legal help for 30 days in 2012, then 9 months in 2012 (that guy tried to get me to accept $100K, less attorney fees, with the above restrictions and said, “Nobody will believe you have a brain injury” and I said that’s because he didn’t get me to any brain doctors as everybody recommended, and I assured him I am INJURED NOT STUPID. The next attorney was retained in January 2013 because of the pattern and practice of Ms. Mall (and now Mr. Reubens) to omit medical records with intent to deny medical care—- and fortunately for other injured workers, that attorney who mis-represented me for merely 90 days, is allegedly retiring and just returned my file. He, like the other 3, refuse to release their liens, and as their staff says,. “Oh don’t worry, the 15% doesn’t come out of your part”…. They seem to fail to grasp that no competent attorney will clean up their … failure to represent and failures to do their jobs…. and be willing to split a fee. These applicant attorneys seem to be bottom feeders, yet Ms. Mall and Mr. Reubens like to suggest that there’s something wrong with me for having dismissed 4 incompetent representatives.

I have to head out to Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program and I have found a local psychologist who will meet with me and help me, I hope, sort out the rest of my life since it also does not not promising that I will be able to complete the Coastline ABI program, and will have to find a way to return to work at the conclusion of the Summer Session.

I have asked Fred Sachs, CNA Adjuster, again for a treating doctor of neurology and neuro-psychology in the Palm Desert/Palm Springs area. Dr. Seymour Young, neurologist who ordered the EEG last year doesn’t take WorkComp, but he may be willing to be on my team via Medicare. The vision and auditory processing issues are not going to be resolved because Kim and Stewart get people to lie about the case; Wyndham didn’t hire me in multiple locations nor send me to Big Bear to help out in that mess because I was not a valuable employee…. I used to help managers even in Hawaii with management reports, including employee retention and motivation and training.

I suggest you ask Michael Dougherty to immediate get going with a Claim Audit and I will follow up next week with the Senator’s office, the DA-Corporate Fraud Unit, the FBI, Maximus and Grancell. I will also prepare a DOR to get back in front of the WCAB Court, to be heard on these issues of fraud and failures to provide medical care and other violations.

I just can’t do anymore than this today, and it upsets me just having to think about the criminal fraud I have been subjected to by this swath of apparent white collar criminals.

Are these matters of the FIFTH AMENDMENT or can they resolved with a FIFTH ATTORNEY.

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TIME WILL TELL, HUH?

Let’s plan to meet in accordance with interactive process guidelines, some Thursday or Friday in Palm Springs and I will ask the new doctor in Palm Springs if you can be included in a session where we talk about return to work accommodations planning. One time, in January 2012, Daniel Elliott, then adjuster, spent a full session on the phone with Dr. DeGoede, who explained back then the seriousness of my brain injury and the need for immediate medical care. CNA did not have a neurologist or neuro-psychologist to send me to then either, and Daniel relied on Dr. Goede’s contacts to get me to some specialists, then all hell broke lose when the extent of my injuries was evident. I have a long drive ahead, so, we’ll deal with more of these details later in the week.

Help me now?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

LINDA AYRES, IN PRO PER
#WorkComp and Brain Injury Survivor
760 368 7236
PO Box 835
Yucca Valley CA 92286

PS Linked In is getting a little spooky….. In recent weeks, people with profiles alleging to be high ranking military officials are sending private messages that are less than professional. I would like to write a happy ending to this horror work comp drama and close up my LinkedIn open-ness, and get on with my life.

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 18:24:43 -0400
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  1. Linda Ayres

    Hi Bob, as a work comp & brain injury survivor since 1/9/12, I have to let you know that you’re starting with a false premise, which blows your whole theory: Untrue: “Rarely does anyone ask about getting the right medical care or what they can do to insure they are fully restored.”

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    Corrrect that assumption and your speech will probably be stellar. If you don’t, unfortunately, it will make you sound like… You believe the industry lethal-to-injured workers propaganda.

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    I am in California. Do you happen to know if the Maximus crowd is also exempt from prosecution of felony fraud, with clear intent to deny medically necessary treatments? Apparently QME and AME doctors and defense teams are, so it stands to reason that the crookedness keeps on going. Let us know, we’re watching. Thank you. Safe travels. Dodge the Rads. show less

  2. Linda Ayres

    Ps. An alternative would be to remind injured workers to expect nothing upon reporting a work injury as medical treatment is not a component of the grand bargain. Full reliance on faith trust and pixie dust is encouraged as an alternative to civil and human rights compliance, which do not exist for the injured American worker, perhaps a violation of constitutional law… but a standard pattern of practice anyway. Remind them that the defense counsels seem to be the #NouveauSonderkommando of the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES Work Comp industries.

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    Encourage all injured workers to be very careful and get their affairs in order… Too often even a simple workplace injury becomes a permanent disability after tens of thousands of dollars change hands for fraudulent evaluations. Yep… Faith trust and pixie dust… and a fast Internet connection till last gasps. xoxo show less

Bob Wilson

Linda, for over 15 years I’ve run one of the largest online discussion forums for workers’ comp – and it is owned by injured workers. Many, many, many times I have watched a newly injured worker come to the forum, describe their situation, and then ask a variant of the same question, “How much will I make?” I dont EVER recall a health/recovery oriented question from one of these posters. We have to change that. As I think you might agree, injured workers who take ownership in their recovery probably have a better chance at survival than those who “trust the process”. I am, through a mutual friend, familiar with your particular situation. I sympathize with you and what you’ve been through. However, I will say that there are over 13,000 new injuries every day in this nation, and the majority do not experience what you did. That statement is not intended to defend the cases that are poorly managed, improperly denied or fraudulently handled; it is merely to caution against painting with such a broad brush that credibility might be questioned.  show less

  1. Linda Ayres

     “… it is merely to caution against painting with such a broad brush that credibility might be questioned…”  Bob …… Oh Bob!  Read on….

    Linda Ayres

    Thanks Bob….I am not familiar with your online forum of injured workers. I would like to know more please, and I will gladly share the link on my networks.

    😊 I am very familiar with NAIDW.org —the National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers, including many Veterans and law enforcement injured workers and the theme and plight there is much the same as mine, ‘OMG. I am injured! How on earth will I survive these monsters without medical care or benefits, and no way to return to work?!’

    😯 It was in those forums that I learned that I do not have the right to be silent because what is happening to me is happening to millions of Americans, in every State. The SS TYPE OF ACTIVITIES with unnamed doctors denying basic medical care, botched surgeries, dope dealing thugs and secret reports to protect purveyors of fraud to circumvent use of 5th Amendment by perps is escalating

    😢 Please remember also that in California Romano trust versus Sedgwick was essentially permission by the state to the insurance industries to continue to maim and kill without consequence, a hotshot attorney explained that to me, much to my further horror. He said today the max penalty for killing an injured workers $100,000… Cheaper than medical care. The look on my face changed the look on his face and I think he is kind of sorry he said that to me, not from empathy, but fear that I would quote him with his name

    😬 It was participating in those NAIDW forums where I met brave Americans who have fought the corruption and SS type practices of the industry for years and years and years. Many of the NAIDW forums have BRAVE Veterans and law-enforcement personnel. They suggested we need to start naming names of doctors and lawyers and other bad guys… That suggestion set me free.

    😇 I have only been in this WaronWorkers for a little over three years… There is no money in it, there is no healthcare in it, there is only torture, bullying, intimidation, corruption and impoverishment.

    😳 I might suggest that if your forums lean toward posters seeking profit rather than medical care, you may have been infiltrated by industry impostors. I have been attacked by a few fake injured workers myself, loudly and publicly. 😡 So please Bob, if you will, give me the link to your forum, and share an older or a new blog about it and let’s do a reality check. I will put my comments in a blog too —let’s take the credibility check to the streets… The virtual streets.

    🌍🌎🌏 Since you know people who know me, then you may also know that a swath of superlawyers have advised me that my case is not unusual at all. The only unusual part of it is I will not let them kill me quietly, while they all run to the bank, profiting on my devastation. If I had had medical care in the first year, some say I may have been able to return to work then. (Defense has even threatened self procured care providers.) I keep trying to RTE, but my employer refuses to engage in interactive process, and no legitimate Doctor will release me… Yet. Social security evaluator doesn’t think I will ever work again. For that I can thank the work comp criminals and by complicit employer.

    ⚡️ With Industry leased/owned doctors paid thousands of dollars for crooked fraudulent reports, when attorneys churn the files for more than three years, and now Maximus is in the con game, with others, It’s not just my bad luck.

    😔 Please share your Forum link and let’s crank this conversation up a few notches, shall we? After all…. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW, aren’t we?

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    Hey Bob, I found your injured worker forum hiding in plain site on your website! Nice layout. Ahem, Bob, when’s the last time you looked at the site?    Did you see “what do you think please tell me”

    Right now there is an exchange going on with an injured worker who fell off a roof, a swamp cooler landed on top of him, sounds like he even has a brain injury and he is getting the EXCLUSIVE REMEDY RUNAROUND by Arizona WorkComp. http://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general/showthread.php?tid=15703

    The site adminstrator suggests DA can help since IW has been unsuccessful in finding competent legal help. Maybe in an ‘open carry’ state like Arizona, the District Attorney’s offices are more sensitive to complaints by injured workers, in California, not so much.

    My complaints are registered locally, Sacramento and Washington DC; most all are responded to with a polite, ‘not our job, try this department or that department’…. As David DePaolo mentioned in a recent blog, perhaps Loretta Lynch may help.

    OK, let’s do a national credibility check and reconvene by July 4, 2015? I’ll see if we can incite Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes and their #IRE15 pals to jump on board…you’ll invite our mutual friends? #IWcrediblity

    WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST TO THE INJURED WORKER IS TO WATCH THIS VIDEO:

    DEFENSE AGAINST THE PSYCHOPATHS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6P1Ue2aGg  

    1. Watch the Video, more than once, to see the tactics of the formidable enemies injured workers face.
    2. If you have not filed for Social Security Disability, do it now, go to the office and let them help you.
    3. Set up a GO FUND ME ACCOUNT and also join the Forums at NAIDW.ORG  —- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INJURED AND DISABLED WORKERS  – “NO WORKER LEFT BEHIND”
    4. Go to your local Legal Aid office….. they usually have very smart and compassionate para-legals who can help.
    5. If you are on FB,  see the group, The TBI Tribe, and see how people who fall off roofs or just fall down can get brain injuries, and insurance companies realllly don’t like to pay for any medical care for brain injury survivors.  Estimated life-time medical, for a middle-aged worker is approximately $3.5 million—-it costs the insurance companies way less money if they drive you mad or kill you from the stress, chicanery, intimiation or lack of care.
    6. Keep in front of your local politicians — Assembly Representative and State Senator, and local DA, register your complaints but expect nothing from them.  I had one arrogant doctor give me the direct number to the DA in his district, and dared me to call, then he said, if I had complaints of human rights violations, TAKE IT TO THE HAGUE.   Some of us are working on just that thing… we have no idea how to hold these monsters accountable for their crimes against the American Working Class but if there is a way, we will find it, all together.  WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.
    7. FollowWorkComp Industry blogs (see lists in my blogs) to see how they all make money off of injured workers, and say people like you and I are exceptions to theGrandWorkCompFraud, not the patterns of practice.   One Investigative Journalists, with whom I shared many pages of medical evidence, basically said I had bad luck and best I could hope for was SSI and an early death.  You might image my thoughts that continue to this day about him and his.  That said, I’m grateful for what he taught me about his ilk.  Merciless monsters without capacity for compassion or guts to take right action, even when it means writing a simply truthful story.
      1. Share YOUR Story at ProPublica and Keep on Sharing Everywhere; WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW
    8. Follow blogs and tweets and linked in and facebook posts of other injured workers, and keep telling your friends and neighbors your stories.  NEVER GIVE UP.  WE ARE NOT ALONE.  WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW    Keep me posted on your progress:  WorkCompLinda@gmail.com

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And the thread keeps on keeping on….so, FURTHERMORE….

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Thanks Bob. I’m in the trenches, fighting for my life. I’m not alone. I’ve been sitting in WorkComp Clinics–medical and legal — and I listen to doctors and lawyers tell me to keep screaming, and others tell me they no longer treat within the WorkComp system because of the corruption and failures to pay the doctors, except the ones leased/owned by the industry, who get thousands for their fraudulent reports, and Maximus just provided evidence suggesting they are on THAT Gravy Train, right with the CorVels and others…

We’ll never agree to a watered down number of merely thousands of American citizens being harmed by this industry…That sounds too much like the pro-nuker propaganda that triple nuclear meltdowns or nuclear reactors that leak all of the time pose ‘no immediate danger to the unsuspecting public’….

WorkComp atrocities are a national problem, and the industry could not make billions by just disabling and killing just a few of us…. I worked more than 40 years, supporting some very powerful Captains of Industry, so business is not a new concept to me. I did not encounter work comp for all but the last 3.5 years, and they are destroyers, like the “locusts” … of biblical times. Today we call them psychopaths.

CEO Thomas Motamed makes $10.7 million earned income by harming people like me and others like me. The corruption is to the core, and yes, millions and millions are being injured. The counters must count injured workers converted to permanent disability the same way they cook the books on paying and not paying disability benefits and shifting cost burdens, like common streets thugs.

Here’s some info I just found on NAIDW.org site… and yes, professionals would be well advised to view that site as well…. those stats are old, and probably much higher today.

Workplace Injury & Death Statistics:
The raw statistics are always startling, In 2009, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,340 workers were killed on the job—an average of 12 workers every day—and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases.

More than 4.1 million work-related injuries and illnesses were reported, but this number understates the problem. The true toll of job injuries is two to three times greater—about 8 million to 12 million job injuries and illnesses each year.

And the cost in dollars alone?

The cost of job injuries and illnesses is enormous—estimated at $159 billion to $318 billion a year for direct and indirect costs of disabling injuries.

The conference of INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AND EDITORS  – IRE–  just finished up in Philadelphia…. some of those journalists may be fired up to look into what THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS’ COMP and OSHA scratched the surface on….. I hope they do. I hope to provide them some encouragement… and we can get some tweeting going on with a hash tag #IWcredibility or…. for the less polite, #WCnazis can be the tag.

I gotta run. I have to get some things together and find my way to the office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations…….the District Attorney’s have been unresponsive. I’ve have been ‘thrown under the bus’ by all stakeholders; I’m grabbing ankles and taking them with me. The Maximus false report I just received over the weekend looks like the start of a set up to suggest my injury didn’t even happen at work at all….That fits the DIR criteria of FRAUD WITH INTENT TO DENY MEDICAL CARE…. I know, I know, fraud is not prosecuted in WorkComp, except for the token back-pain worker caught bowling or on a game show, from year to year. Bill Casey had words for that sort of propganda.

Have a good trip…..let’s reconvene and compare notes on or before July 4,2015…. and see if we can come up with better stats on just how many Americans your industry harms, and how many it kills, with how much plausible deniability.

I do like you, and I think you bring a thoughtful perspective to a vile industry. Go get ’em in Minneapolis, and Blog on! Meanwhile, I’ll break out my magic wand and try a little more “Faith Trust and Pixie Dust”…. and let you know how THAT works out… xoxoox

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