#TBI Survivors remind:  MARCH IS #BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH; everyday is Brain Injury Awareness Day for a Survivor . . .

Injured workers are a particularly challenged population by the egregious failures of insurance carriers, and refusals of employers to demand that the terms of the work comp policies are honored and delivered. Bad faith and breach of fiduciary responsibility are huge problems in this arena. A host of other work comp vultures add to the losses of injured workers. Give a hoot.

People come from around the world for the #Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program in Newport Beach, California.


It is all about “compensatory strategies” for dealing with brain injuries.  I pay for it, in more ways than one. Check it out. Coastline ABI knows the deal on brains!!!


Tell your friends and neighbors about Coastline ABI PROGRAM. . Tell your doctors and attorneys, too.

Ask about #WorkComp Gravy Trains Now


Update on my Wyndham brain injuries of January 2012?!

Nothing changes when nothing changes.

#CNA refused to provide medically necessary treatments since date of the brain injuries, making any injuries worse ….. #CorVel Corporation seems in collusion with callous failures to provide medically necessary treatments. ….and #WyndhamWorldWide #WORLDMARK continue to fail to intervene in the egregious breaches of fiduciary responsibilities.


Will more months on the “rest and wait and wait” program,  sprinkled with a few more expensive evaluations with treatment recommendations for the defense to object to seems to be the continued strategies.

TEMP TOTAL DISABILITY payments were NOT made by carrier in 2012-2013 and instead of 104 weeks of TTD followed by State 52 additional weeks (since failures to provide medically necessary treatments did NOT manifest miraculous recovery in the first 3+ years)…actual weeks paid was not close to legal entitlement, hard to calculate as payments were regularly irregular, leaving injured worker nearly destitute. ..were it not for a purchased long term disability policy and early social security.

Last payment from carrier to Injured Worker was approximately May 2014. Next time you read an article suggesting that an injured worker “milks work comp…” Get the facts Jack and Jill! Roughly 80 percent of injured American workers LOSE their jobs, their health, their sanity, their homes, and their lives?! Complaints have been made to the State Controller, as there seems to be plenty of monkey business with taxpayer funds as well crossing state lines.

Ahhhh, the #GrandWorkCompFraud is alive in California and Illinois and New Jersey,  for sure. Does that make it a federal offense?

What a criminal shame. Labor code required insurance company to provide immediate reasonable and necessary medical treatment. They have not, and clearly will not, until perhaps criminal investigations. If only the district attorney would do their job, injured workers, like me, and like you, would not have to endure the torture and terrorism of such organized criminal activities.

Naw, work comp is NOT broken. You know that and so do I. What’s next?


#WorkComp is everybody’s BUSINESS.
DEMOLISH #WorkComp?  Start the trials and let the juries decide!
What would Sun Tzu do about The #GrandWorkCompFraud?


WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. .. See you on LinkedIn, too. TWEET TWEET


WorkComp Levels of Litigation?

#WorkComp Levels of litigation also seem impacted by education and ethics of diminishing crews of disgruntled “applicant attorneys”  who seem to opt out to move to the defense side, or opt in for the work comp mill legal plan… Providing no legal support for Injured Workers.  

Some applicant attorneys cause as much harm or more to the Injured Workers by Ignorance, caseload and desire for a faster buck without doing the necessary legal representation.  

Preying on the uneducated Injured workers is rampant in the legal community. Part of the #GrandWorkCompFraud!

If #CAAA polled Injured Workers on representation satisfaction, they might be unpleasantly surprised. 

If they would open their fancy conferences and exhibit halls to Injured Workers, real dialogue could result in real solutions.  I have met some wonderful people, who care about Injured Workers, by “crashing” such Industry events in the past.  

Yes, pray for the dead and dying and fight like hell for the living… By any and every means necessary and available.

The California program of compensating incompetent attorneys via liens for the life of the case is simply silly. Rather than liens –sanctions or disbarment may be a better plan. Any attorney who thinks a brain injury requires the same level of expertise as a broken finger, seems to be a complete idiot. In California, there seem to be very few work comp attorneys with any expertise in brains. They won’t take a case botched up by their peers. Too bad how sad… 

If only the district attorney’s would do their job, with a little help from the FBI and the DOJ… America could be a kinder gentler safer place to be and work.


Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains Now

LinkedIn #Anonymous? Oh My! ;D

Mark O'Brien  Mark O’Brien Principal, O’Brien Communications Group

Here’s the full article; See, Comment, Share, Blog….

LA (LinkedIn Anonymous)


Linda AyresThank you for opening such a great discussion!

“I want to be sure I comprehend your point. Are you saying the people who view your profile anonymously are those who perceive you as a whistleblowing threat? Thank you for joining the discussion.”  – Mark O’Brien

Bottom line to the question of LinkedIn and Anonymity? ‘Anonymous Precedes Unanimous.’ When in doubt, ask another question, WHAT WOULD SUN TZU do?

My posts and blogs are definitely perceived, by some, as a ‘whistleblowing threat’, and by others, as hope and encouragement, and validation of the 1st amendment and a reminder that ‘We do not have the right to remain silent in the face of domestic atrocities either.’

LinkedIn Premium, as you no doubt know, provides a wealth of information about profile viewers and potential connections. I have been blessed to connect with some pretty wonderful people over the months.

It also provides a microphone to reach those who might never hear the truth about Workers Compensation (or Fukushima, for that matter). People with much to ‘lose’ by publicly acknowledging the truth of some of our 21st Century horrors can sometimes best work behind the scenes, hence their use of Anonymity. Maybe we’ll hear from some of them? I’ll ask, too.

Side note: I used a ‘pen name’ on Facebook for years, until the FB Thought Police demanded ‘papers’ for identification, and I was locked out of my account until I resumed using my legal name.

The Anonymous views on my profile are relatively few, and often come in groups of views by insurance, law practice, marketing and advertising, hospital and health care, and hospitality industries, by people with job titles such as lawyer/judge, founder/partner, journalist, consultant, salesperson, non-profit board member, business/corporate strategist… primarily from locations in LA, NYC, Chicago and Orlando, and secondarily from San Francisco, Boston, Orange County and Atlanta.

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Where are the doctors? Maybe they are in the Anonymous Groups? One industry leased/owned doctor said that ‘if she has human rights complaints, tell her to take it to The Hague’ and suggested I not [just] threaten to file complaints with District Attorney, and provided a direct line to the DA in his jurisdiction.

I am an Injured Worker, callously and egregiously harmed by my employer’s WorkComp insurance carrier and related vendors.

Super Lawyers have advised me that as sad as my tale is, it is quite common. Several lawyers have declined to represent me, stating that ‘there is entirely too much fraud’ involved; others have said, they ‘have not had to deal with issues of fraud since law school and wouldn’t know where to begin’. Doctors have told me they see such failures to treat all the time, and encourage me to scream as loud as I can.

Stop by…

Although I have had a LinkedIn account for several years, I have only in recent months began to use it. Premium allows maximum velocity. Workers Compensation is a mega billion dollar industry, which has a business model of Profits Before Lives, and they are killing Americans everywhere. Thanks to LinkedIn opportunities, I have been able to find more good people in the industry; there are a few. Most are unwilling to risk to expose the truth, but they also encourage learning to whistle.

My activism reaches the nuclear world also, as I have been posting about the global disaster of Fukushima Daiichi since March 2011.

Some legal news last months included ‘threats’ that Social Security will be using Facebook posts in determining benefit awards to disabled people. LOL…. I tell my friends and neighbors that the audience is widening, blog on! #OccupyVirtually!

On Facebook, “Anonymous” has a different ‘spin’ than on LinkedIn. When industry trolls and other paid provocateurs attack those who share the harsh realities about nuclear disaster and other domestic and international threats, said provocateur ‘profiles’ are often found to be totally secured, with few ‘Friends’ and no real background.

Over the years, there have been ‘urban myths’ on Facebook that there is an “app” that allows one to see who has viewed their file. I have gone back to Facebook with delight and reported that: ‘Hey, that app that lets us see who has been viewing our profiles is over there at LinkedIn. It’s tooo coool! C’mon, Are you LinkedIn yet?’



The internet levels the playing field in the fight for survival. Since my head injury of 1/9/12, and the carrier’s failures and refusals to provide medically necessary treatment, I had been house bound for nearly 2.5 years, only going out to doctor evaluations, used as weapons to deny recommended treatments. I am injured; not stupid. I am now enrolled in a 1-2 year program for Brain Injury compensatory strategies and transition back to the work world, hopefully. If not work, then a volunteer position is in my probable future. I’m hopeful for return to work.

I like to ‘repurpose’ writings, so I will include this in a LinkedIn blog, directing people back to your wonderful post! It’s how we encourage more critical thinking, isn’t it?

Social media has allowed me to stay connected; LinkedIn is making it possible for me, and others like me, to reach decision makers and peers who can… make a difference in the lives of workers everywhere.

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Exercise Your Critical Thinking Skills….

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Remember remember… March is Brain Injury Awareness Month; it is also Fukushima Awareness Month.





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