Stop the Workers’ Compensation SOBs and WOE

 

Can you also be a little hard to “get” if their politics lean either side of center, if they are a basic “Difficult Person,” a mysoginyst, a basic WorkCompster, or even just a common psychopath?

Professional friends said, early on, “Get out of WorkComp by any means necessary, it will kill you.”

They had no clues about how.  Professional friends now still say, “Keep screaming, Linda, somebody’s got to do it!”

The latest blog at Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains might be of interest:

Workers’ Compensation SOBs and Global WOE from Australia Canada and USA

‘Cognitive dissonance’ often requires people to make victims of crimes wrong or a villain or a villain-ette, or to quote the late David DePaolo, of WorkComp Central from  Assume Responsibility, a “Vociferous Militant.”

American Injured Workers were unable to organize to fight the series of national attacks, diatribes and propaganda launch attempting to make Injured Workers the wrong-doers.  The industry alerted all in February to expect the propaganda launch in May.  Some joined it.  How sad.

In 2014, in Work Comp and Baseball DePaolo said:

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.

It hard for most Americans to realize the atrocities that happen under the banner of Workers’ Compensation.  David mentioned me in a few more of his blogs, and we exchanged more than a few emails over the course of my case.

When I told him I was “attending mediation with an open mind, open heart, and empty briefcase” he was aghast, and insisted I needed a lawyer but that I was so angry, nobody would help me.  We had a few philosophical exchanges on those topics.   I am grateful to David for those exchanges and media coverage.

I was also, in 2014, one of the four finalists for CompLaude Awards, and in 2014, 2015 and up until May 2016, I was a strong advocate for the CompLaude Awards, and you can see the blogs to prove it!  Plenty of private emails were sent on behalf of the effort, also, and my nominations were significant, with at least one award winner — in the doctor category.

Since the “open mind, open heart, empty briefcase” strategy was successful, for all intents and purposes, I have been attempting to ‘rebrand’ from being a ‘screamer and thought provoker,’ despite the “Difficult Persons” deeply entrenched in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business models that most Americans don’t know about, and don’t want to know about.

Social Security Administration ‘mis-behavior’ and other improprieties apparently require renewed efforts to address further government malfunctions.  My carefully organized evidence arrived in Washington DC mail rooms last week, including letters to The Ten Congressional Representatives who have gone on record as being concerned about American Workers and Taxpayers and Workers Compensation.

Wait till they see the SSA package of loose marbles and loose screws, fabrications, falsehoods, and general malfeasance, with indicators of many unclean hands involved in the financial terrorism against me, and others like me. Might be interesting.  It’s another one of those ‘oh so sad, common stories’ that happen all the time, but you don’t hear much about those DIRTY OPEN SECRETS EITHER.

I retained a writer/editor to help dig through my wins to help with rebranding.  It was a costly event, with a typical cognitive dissonant reaction.  I shared my business resume and said it’s not really valid anymore, since cognitive impairments are what they are.  I thought I made it clear that I am injured, NOT STUPID.  I think that point may have been overlooked.

Early on, after a lengthy conversation, the editor said that my ‘story’ must be told but that it must be told in a way that people will want to hear more, and not simply want to kill me for telling the truth.  I said, “Yeah, exactly what I want your help with.”  That was months ago.

I make it clear that while I believe WorkComp arrests could fill a few cell blocks or privatized penitentiaries, my intention is not to bust the crooks, but to FREE THE HOSTAGES.  BIG DIFFERENCE.  ONE IS BASED IN HARSH REALITY, AND THE OTHER IS DELUSIONAL.   (Hint: Rico rules)

From the volume of notes I shared, draft 1 painted me as a total loser, victim, physically and mentally incapable of doing sh*t, and would have subjected me to litigation on top of that. That first draft was more along lines of ‘publish that, and they’ll surely kill you.’  😕

There was absolute inability by the party to see the dots being connected between the exterminations by Workers Compensation and by the Nuclear Industry.

Arguing about my volunteer efforts that have had a significant global reach since 2011 Triple Nuclear Meltdowns at Fukushima – WAS NOT AND IS NOT A DISCUSSION ITEM ON THE TABLE.

It was suggested that I choose one, and check with my pals on which to choose. The results were in….  Injured Worker Advocates suggested dropping the Radiation Warnings to #DodgeTheRads and why, as totally irrelevant; Anti-Nuclear Advocates suggested dropping Injured Worker Advocacy as they are good as dead anyway, if they have serious injuries.    “EXTERMINATIONS” would be all inclusive!

WorkComp has been known to work ok in first-aid situations for minor injuries. Horrific with serious injuries, and exacerbates injuries that, with immediate medical care, could result in return to work scenarios and partial recoveries.

One pal said, ‘Each camp, of course, wants that loudest mouth, and you’re a BIG LOUD MOUTH.’   😀

I would love to know that WorkComp is moving in a clean, life-saving direction for the millions involved, so I could just drop that topic…. but it seems that the propagandists are digging in to protect their profits by any means necessary — including your life or mine.

If there are more than 54 million injured and disabled workers in America, and approximately 8.9 million are on Social Security Disability, are the rest homeless and destitute?  SSA pays ‘nazi war criminals’ with greater ease than it pays Americans with Disabilities….yikes!   CLEAN UP TIME!  LET’S GO!

I guess that was lost money….I sent a note to that editor last week suggesting if it’s too hard, I understand, but darn, I paid A BUNCH OF MONEY FOR THAT.  I hope a refund follows, since draft 2 never arrived.   😕

A couple of my pals are compiling books about stories of people with brain injuries, and my story doesn’t fit their audiences.  Injured Workers have a particular extra set of survival battles, as anybody ever touched by that industry knows.

Even other TBI survivors cannot fathom the extent of malice and corruption too many Injured Workers are subjected to, that actually prevent recovery and often cause death because it is more profitable for the industry to ‘risk a $100,000 wrongful death suit’ than to pay for medical care in hundreds of thousands of dollars because care was neither immediate, prompt, or appropriate in so many cases.

How many of you have seen the Hillary videos [Google search hillary seizures – today the count is 547,000 results] showing what appears to be seizures after the DNC conventions, from either her Concussion of 2012, or her extreme radiation poisoning in Spring 2011 at the beginning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Meltdowns.

The Secretary had been sent to Tokyo to mitigate damage to commerce and establish censorship guidelines, apparently.   “Your Radiation This Week” describes the ongoing radiation poisoning across America.

So, if Hillary can run for president with a brain injury and convulsions/seizures, maybe SSA initial conclusions in 2012-2015 that brains are not needed to work as a sales executive were closer to accurate than believed.  The videos haven’t been scrubbed from the Internet, and there’s plenty of Good Kop/Bad Kop going on with the corporate media, as you have no doubt noticed.

American selection process, quite the circus this time, isn’t it.

“What difference does it make?”  — Check your local radiation readings and how many cities have been over 1,000 CPM, for how long. “Normal background is 5-20 CPM.”   See Your Radiation This Week – the series began April 2015.  Catch up. #DodgeTheRads

Home-efforts at rehabilitation have included studying online courses like a mad-woman, so maybe I do get to return to the WorkForce, one day soon.   Watch for the eCourse….it will be free … sort of a self-procured apprentice-ship.

I think it’s time for Congress to establish a Civil Rights and Human Rights Commission to further investigate what happens to Injured American Workers.

The Courts apparently ‘routinely rule in favor of the insurance carriers’ and some business owners call it ‘legislated fraud.’  You may be hearing more about it as the industry attacks on Injured Law Enforcement and Firefighters seems to be escalating.  Hopefully, their Unions will step up and speak out.

Heck, Fukushima-Gate investigations might be appropriate about now, too, huh?!  America, America!  What happened!

 

Here’s my best shot at REBRANDING, so far, shared over on Facebook in an online biz group, and in a few Injured Worker groups.

Linda Ayres‎ Occupy WorkComp  ·  LEARNING NEVER ENDS…

There are 67 of us here in Occupy WorkComp. Do YOU want to introduce yourself, and maybe say a little about your situation and how we might support you? Remember, it’s a PUBLIC GROUP — ain’t no secrets here! ;D

Here’s what I’m learning:

From another group, where I am learning more about how to get an eCourse together to perhaps help more of you save your own lives…

The instructor runs a great group, and invites everybody to introduce themselves, and there are group calls…it’s a course I paid to join, but they have a public group, too… I’ve told you about it before, and I’ll share more as things come together.

Here’s how I introduced myself to them, for what it’s worth…

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Hi Everybody! Participation seems to be a key here at PPE! 😀

My abilities to be short and concise are a little impaired, so here’s my best shot…..The images below are the shortest version. 😀

“Please take a moment and introduce yourself! We officially kick off on August 1 but the party can start before then!” – Instructor

I would have joined in a bit sooner, but I was having a little FB thought-police detention issues… it happens to some politically-socially active members of our little communities. FB ‘ads’ seem to deter the harassment, to a degree.

I am in the process of getting to know ‘the new me’ and rebranding that new me and I look forward to getting to know more of you, and the services you are providing to help uplift humanity in these challenging times.

Like so many of you, I have also signed up for a gazillion courses, free and paid and have completed quite few of them, and I love Colleen’s style of teaching… she breaks everything down to do-able steps, in her royal style! The 7-day challenge was one I actually finished! Hoooray! I even blogged about the process over at LinkedIn.

I’ve been ‘working on’ creating an eCourse for over a year, and there have been too many ‘moving pieces’ for me. I am also working on a few different eBooks.

I am very hopeful of discovering strategies and methods and structures and support here so that the eCourse will be completed and this piece of social media will become like child’s play.

I am a Workers’ Compensation Survivor in the USA and a #TBI (#BrainInjury #Concussion) survivor as a result. Friends in Canada, UK and Australia face similar life-threatening challenges from workplace injuries The internet brings us all together to explore solutions.

If you have friends or loved ones fighting the good fight, don’t let them fight alone. Lend a hand, and some blog space!
My intentions are to help Injured Workers escape the system(s) with their lives — Workers’ Compensation is NOT an employee benefit.

My professional friends told me, ‘Get out of work comp by any means necessary – it will kill you.’ They didn’t have a clue about the how. It took me several years to find that ‘magic formula’ that may also work for others who have a grasp of the power of social media.

My blogs about workers’ compensation and nuclear matters include reminders to #DodgeTheRads#OccupyVirtually and to remember remember…

Learning never ends. See you over at Kajabi-Land and Teachable!

MyWorkCompCoach.com


WorkCompLinda@gmail.com

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – #DodgeTheRads

WorkComp Survival and Combat Skills – 4 YEARS LATER! Would YOU Buy This Book for Brain Survival?

“WorkComp Survival and Combat Skills” is in the works!

It might become a free e-book.  Would YOU read it?
WELL BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY
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Scroll down to learn more about DU and Brains and Injured Military Personnel!  Read and View more about YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK and:

“GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy”

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BACK TO INJURED WORKERS AND WORK COMP MATTERS (Military Personnel Are Injured Workers, too.  Remember that as we go forward!)

BRAIN INJURY ADVOCACY GROUP
The E-BOOK/COURSE title was going to be SURVIVING WORK COMP…..but that hardly sounds strong enough, does it?
Who else is blogging about work comp
#WorkCompChat: Brain Injury comes to some with a very surreal sense of time, space and sequence!
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So, Hey, 4 years ago today I got the conk on the head at work…no dramatic story at point of impact, slipped on ice, fell backwards, conked my head real real hard…..
 Brain Injury Advocates
Now I are a not-employed disabled Writer/Blogger/Boomer, #WorkComp and #TBI #Concussion Survivor and Advocate for Injured Workers across America and beyond,  a Southern California Rad-Survivor and still a friend of Lucy Occupy & Friends, and still an advocate that we #OccupyVirtually and #DodgeTheRads!
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(WorkComp made it easier to #ShelterInPlace since the principle treatment was ‘rest and wait and wait and wait and wait and evaluate’ etc., and for that, I AM GRATEFUL.)
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Revising my resume is on that darn list of things to do that gets bigger, not smaller, every day in every way!
#OccupyVirtually! It’s dangerous out there! #DodgeWorkCompsters!
Anybody ever hurt on the job knows the rest of the 4-year drama of WorkComp.
“The parties reached resolution subject to confidentiality agreement”
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Many thanks to all of you who shared and discussed the blog, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com over the course….we reached approximately 30,000 peeps, more on the drawing tables for 2016.
Many thanks to other TBI and WorkComp Survivors who lighted the path and provided signposts to maneuver to safety on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and yes, even in person!
Many thanks to all of your who shared direct and indirect encouragement. You are much appreciated. WE DO NOT…FORGET.
WorkComp Congressional Letter and YOU FB Group
Let’s interview some of the INFLUENCERS and tell more stories about Injured Workers in America and beyond on our blogs…
THE BRAIN INJURY HANDBOOK
Let’s see how we can save more lives of injured workers while we RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW.
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When I slipped and fell  backwards at work, one of the guys, at the sales meeting afterwards, with little-to-no appreciation for my Fukushima postings and bloggings said, ‘ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, she has Fukushima radiation all over her!’…..
(I was covered in snow, head to toe, dazed, dizzy and confused…)
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Dodge Rads Now
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I used to tell the evaluating doctors, “Look, I’m injured not stupid!”
Fortunately for me, ‘the parties reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement’ late last year, with a few loose ends, so now I begin to rebuild my broken life.
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So, people, life goes on. If you’re injured at work, prepare to FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS FIGHT ALONE. If I can help, I will help.   WorkCompLinda@gmail.com    WeAreTheMediaNow.com  (site building)
Einstein reminds us that “THOSE WHO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW HAVE THE DUTY TO ACT.”
Yeah, I’m now privileged to know all about WorkComp in America. Um hmmmmm.  Alrighty then.
Lucy Occupy blogs called malicious not quiet plotting doh
LET’S CREATE AN ORGANIZATION — Starting with INJURED DISABLED WORKERS ASSOCIATIONS – USA aka IDWA – USA.
We might even get some smart lawyers with compassion and some corporations to participate….
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IF WE CAN SAY IT, WE CAN CREATE IT.   WE SHALL DODGE THE RADS AND WE SHALL OVERCOME!
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I may see some of you at the upcoming Rancho Mirage #CAAA Winter Conference…. we’ll break bread and discuss the Art of War?

 

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IN THE MEANTIME, #DodgeTheRads! It’s Dangerous Out There and Remember remember….

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 Dodge Rads Now

Google and Share with your smart friends:

YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK….

“(San Francisco) January 9, 2016 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with the Rad numbers in with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page here: http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/bobnichols/  or below. It is also linked to my name at the top on every article.” – Bob Nichols

 YRTW No 38 RadSnow DodgeRadsNow
Here’s YRTW No 38
Chhhhh Chhhhhh Chhhhhhhh CHANGES!
Chhhhh Chhhhhh Chhhhhhhh CHANGES!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…..

NAIDW TBI AWARENESS
I got to blog for 4 years straight, sometimes 24/7 when I couldn’t sleep, and other days/weeks all I could do was sleep…and #ShelterInPlace because of the workcomp system and practices, and for that, I am grateful.  Editing can be an extreme challenge with brain injury….
Since ‘resolution’ of my case, I have secured more medical assistance and on-going wholistic care, and I am experiencing measurable improvements. “Fight or Flight” plays havoc with body systems, and the BRAIN controls all body systems.
I asked one doctor recently if I might be ‘fooling myself’ to think I may be able to return to some sort of gainful employment one day. (One doctor last year said I need to make plans for Assisted living in the not distant future! Yikes!) The new doctor gently suggested that I just keep doing what I’m doing, and see how health matters unfold this year. I told him I’m studying Social Media strategies and he smiled and said, ‘That’s nice. Don’t spend too much on learning such complicated things.’ 😀 (Without some executive functions, the nuances of social media can sometimes fly right over my head!)
If you get a brain injury, BE A SMART PATIENT. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, and ask friends to help you. It’s dangerous out there!
Remember Remember: MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH. IT’S ALSO FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR MELTDOWNS AWARENESS MONTH.  #DodgeTheRads and Protect Your Brain!
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NOTE:  LISTEN UP!

News Alert — Jeff Rense’s show airs here! Go to Bob Nichols’ article.  “Nichols on the Jeff Rense Show – GI’s Brains

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See more at:
ALL THE BEST TO FRIENDS and NEIGHBORS.  #DodgeTheRads and Take All Necessary Precautions!  #DodgeRadsNow  #RadSnow

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 

Military or Civilian Got #TBI? Imagine a $3 App to Help Brain Injury Survivors!

Severe Cognitive Fatigue Post-TBI?!

Got Compensatory Strategies?

Aaron A. Steckman  U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Retired)   Acquired Brain Injury Student,   Coastline Community College, Says This:

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Your Vote & Support Counts!

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“….With your help, Michelle Wild’s Manage My Fatigue Application has the potential to help thousands of veterans (and many others in need) who have given so much so that we could all enjoy the freedom we just recently celebrated over this past memorial day weekend and who simply want one thing…the hope to live a normal life again…..”

To vote on Facebook for Michelle’s Manage My Fatigue application, please use the following directions…

1. Click on http://dcoe.ideascale.com...

To Vote For The Manage My Fatigue Idea through your Google, account, please follow the below directions…

Step #1:  Go the following website:  dcoe.ideascale.com….

MMF APP WEBSITE
http://managemyfatigue.com/

With tremendous appreciation for Aaron’s ‘Guest Blogger’ communication and Warrior Spirit, please read the full missive and see below for full instructions…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  

Tell your friends and neighbors, after all, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW 

From: Aaron Steckman <aaronsteckman@gmail.com>
Date: May 28, 2015 at 5:13:13 PM PDT
Subject: Your Vote & Support Counts! 

Greetings, I am writing this letter on behalf of myself and my good friend Shawn Miller.  As those of you who know us are already aware, Shawn and I are both attending the Coastline Community College Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program in Newport Beach, CA.

Shawn and I are both working hard to recovery from our respective injuries…his, a stroke suffered approximately a year ago, mine traumatic brain injury suffered as the result of my military service.  Our recovery has been aided in great part by someone who means a great deal to both of us, Michelle Wild.  Michelle is one of our senior cognitive rehabilitative instructors at Coastline College and to us, is likely the closest thing to an angel that either Shawn or myself will likely ever see.

After realizing the possibilities of how smart technology (IPADS, Smart Phones, Laptops etc) could be used to help her students recover from brain injury, Michelle took the initiative to develop a computer application called Manage My Fatigue that allows her students to do something that most of us after brain injury are no longer capable of doing…keeping track of time and properly managing our levels of mental fatigue.  Although it might not be immediately clear to others, in most cases, where most people who have suffered a brain injury really struggle are in two areas…we lose track of time and we get easily overwhelmed.  Unfortunately, when this happens…to one degree or another, many of us also struggle with controlling our emotions too which often times makes an already bad situation, worse.  The Manage My Fatigue Application specifically addresses these issues and many more…and for the first time in history…gives people struggling with the effects of a brain injury a tool that can help us prevent many of these struggles, struggles that many of us live with every day, from ever even occurring.

As most of you who already know me are aware, aside from facing the struggles that everyone who has suffered a brain injury faces…regardless of how their injury occurred, my story has had a few additional twists and turns which until the Walter Reed Hospital and the VA scandal’s broke over the past couple of years, would have probably have been thought to be unimaginable.

Unfortunately, as those stories and the stories of many of your own loved ones who served their country can likely attest, as of right now, stories such as mine are not the exception, but the rule.  I mention this not for want of sympathy because sympathy without solutions, serves no purpose. I mention this, because my experiences have given me the unique perspective of realizing just how important Michelle’s work truly is.  I have observed through first hand experience just how the system works or more importantly, where it doesn’t…but until recently, I had identified a long list of problems…but was short on solutions.

Why do I say this?   Because the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Coastline Community College was not where I began my search in seeking help for the many cognitive problems I was having…but only where I ended up here after becoming hopelessly lost and homeless after spending nearly three years trying and failing to get the help I desperately needed through first the VA and then the Army before ultimately becoming homeless.

As a U.S. Army Master Sergeant and Chief of Training who spent many years designing training programs for thousands of Marines and Soldiers getting ready to deploy into harms way, and often training the instructors who were responsible for training our nations service members to make sure many of our nations sons and daughters were ready for what was to come who again, has experienced some of the worst scenario’s imaginable firsthand…one and off the battlefield, and who was recently medically retired from the military due to traumatic brain injury, let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind that as of today, neither the VA nor the Department of Defense has a program that currently comes close to treating those of us who have been affected by brain injury in the way that Michelle’s Manage My Fatigue Application has done for Shawn and I and has the potential to do for thousands more yet to come.

For the first time in years, Shawn and I have the hope and faith that one day, with the help of this application and the many other gifts that our instructors have given us through their efforts…that not only will we one day make a full recovery, but so too will the many friends that we have both made who sit to our left and right in class.  By writing this letter, it is our sincere desire that we can share that hope with the thousands more who, if given the Manage My Fatigue Application as part of their treatment, could likewise benefit and share in the modern day miracle that we have both received.

It is with that in mind that I am writing this email and asking that you send it out to everyone that you know and ask them to do something that would mean so much to both Shawn and I and vote for Michelle Wild’s Manage My Fatigue Application using either your Gmail or Facebook Accounts and include as many supportive comments as possible to help bring this idea to the attention of our nations senior military leaders and God willing, put it into the hands of our nations injured military veterans being treated throughout the VA and Department of Defense health care systems for Traumatic Brain Injury through a unique competition being offered through the Defense Centers For Excellence.

Through this open competition, the Defense Centers for Excellence (A division of the Department of Defense tasked with finding new and inventive ways to treat veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD) all who receive this email and vote, will have the opportunity of a lifetime…the opportunity to do what’s right and do something amazing that will truly make a difference to those out there who need our help the most…that we can both tell you from personal experience and testimony…really works!

With your help, Michelle Wild’s Manage My Fatigue Application has the potential to help thousands of veterans (nd many others in need) who have given so much so that we could all enjoy the freedom we just recently celebrated over this past memorial day weekend and who simply want one thing…the hope to live a normal life again.

Through speaking to so many people over the past few years doing my best to advocate for veterans, I know very well that nearly without exception, that as a nation, nearly all of you are grateful for the sacrifices that our nations veterans have made and again, almost universally, most of you would love to do something to help…but just didn’t know how.  Well folks, here’s your chance.  Here’s your chance to thank a veteran in a meaningful way by doing something special…spmething that won’t cost you a single dime…just a moment of your time…the time it will take each of you to read this email, follow the directions below, and vote for the Manage My Fatigue Application using the instructions below.  If there were ever a cause worthy of your time and support…this is it!

For those of you who already know us, you likely already know the following as well, but for the sake of those who don’t… it must be said.  Neither Shawn nor I were ever approached or asked to write this letter or ever offered any incentive for doing so…we just knew in our hearts that it was the right thing to do and ask that you share it with your loved ones as well because we know that with your vote, it could serve as the miracle to so many others that it has been to both of us!

If any of you have a difficult time in getting your vote submitted, please email me at aaronsteckman@gmail.com to describe the problem you are facing and I will do my best to provide you with a written response that will walk you through the problem to make sure that your voices are all heard!

Again, thank you all for your love, friendship and support and may God bless you and our great country!

Very Respectfully & Sincerely,

Aaron A. Steckman

U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Retired) 

Acquired Brain Injury Student, 

Coastline Community College,

Newport Beach, CA 

To Vote For The Manage My Fatigue Idea through your Google, account, please follow the below directions…

Step #1:  Go the following website:  dcoe.ideascale.com.

Step #2:  Scroll to the bottom and click on the Tired? Overwhelmed? Unproductive?  Manage my fatigue idea. My name (Michelle) is just underneath the title of the idea

Step #3: Click on the name of the idea (Tired? Overwhelmed?…). Click the up arrow to give a positive vote. This will take you to a registration page. You can create a new log-in or use an existing social media account.

Step #4:  Fill in your name and answer the three required questions.

Step #5:  Click save changes.  This will take you back to the DCOE website.

Step #6:  Scroll to the bottom and click on the Tired? Overwhelmed? Unproductive?  Manage my fatigue idea. My name (Michelle) is just underneath the title of the idea

Step #7: Click on up arrow again. At this point, you should see the vote number increase!

Thanks for any help you can provide. There is 2 weeks left and ideas are getting posted all the time.

To vote on Facebook for Michelle’s Manage My Fatigue application, please use the following directions…

1. Click on http://dcoe.ideascale.com.

2. Scroll down on the website and click on ManageMyFatigue.

3. Where it says votes click on the up arrow.

4. Click on the Facebook logo on the right side of the website.

5. Enter your email and password for Facebook.

6. Click the Okay button when the pop up comes up.

7. Enter your name in the Name box.

8. Then click each tab that best describes your situation.

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IDEA SCALE
http://dcoe.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Tired-Overwhelmed-Unproductive-There%E2%80%99s-an-app-for-that-ManageMyFatigue/164770-35534

Michelle Wild LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleranaewild
ID4theweb
http://id4theweb.com/

WE ARE THE    MEDIA NOW

Are Lawyers the Nouveau Sonderkommando for WorkCompsters?

#WorkCompsters Dispute Location of Body Part known as BRAIN? D’oh
Want a peak into the world of a ‪#WorkComp #‎Brain‬ Injury Survivor?

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Thanks ‪#‎Wyndham‬, ‪#‎Grancell‬, and ‪#‎CNA‬, and all the #WCAB peeps and ‪#‎CAAA‬ lawyers who couldn’t/wouldn’t help me! @ProPublica

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[New TBI Survivor asks if anyone ever has challenges getting groceries home after shopping diligently…]

Linda: Wait till you start using lists, and really focus on tasks at hand…then get everything on the list and leave a bag or two of paid groceries in the cart and wonder for hours where the stuff is that was checked off on the list…. unsure emoticon

Or when you splurge on some great hair products and can’t find them to save your life…. for months, then find them in a cupboard where they don’t belong… gasp emoticon …. Welcome to the World of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors….!

Have you seen a Speech Therapist yet? Occupational Therapist?

They helped me see that I can easily do tasks with TWO – STEPS. That third step can really kick butt…. like making coffee: 1) put coffee in maker 2) turn pot on 3) wonder why coffee is spilling all over the counter; find pot in dishwasher; try again; 1) put fresh dry coffee in maker; put pot in maker 3) wonder why coffee isn’t done yet….. unsure emoticon

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[ Another new TBI Survivor asks if anybody else sleeps all the time ]

LINDA: I slept most of the first year. COGNITIVE FATIGUE is a real butt kicker. Sometimes after a long drive to a doctor’s evaluation, I had to find a safe shopping center to park and rest. Sometimes I still have to find a safe place to nap while travelling here and there. I carry a blankie. unsure emoticon

One idiot neurologist actually wanted me to drive 100 miles each way to his office WITHOUT SLEEP and only HIS office with HIS technician for a ‘sleep deprived EEG’ that second month.

Wow, I told the lawyer I was injured not stupid, and requested a smarter neurologist. The response? Termination of benefits, and begin of the ‘kicking to the curb.’ ‘Curb kicking’ went into full motion, with other bullying and terrorism practices by ‘the Defense’ upon clear diagnosis of brain injury, and hasn’t stopped yet; ongoing since January 9, 2012. Yeah, in America! Ain’t that awful.

WorkCompsters apparently only treat brain injury in California with the ‘rest and wait and wait and wait and wait till you’re kicked to the curb, they hope you die’ program.

Wyndham has paid the big premiums for that sort of WorkComp Insurance Policy for it’s injured workers from CNA aka America’s Casualty insurance firm. It’s pretty similar in other states and nations. Same crowd of #WorkCompsters?

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My friend and teacher, Michelle Wild, just recently released an Apple app for the brain injured population. It is called Manage My Fatigue.  YOU could write a great article about Michelle Wild and her 25 plus years of work helping people with brain injuries develop compensatory strategies… She also has a website called making cognitive connections… I think the address is ID4theweb.com. There is a wealth of information there… Worth checking out.

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My date of injury was January 9th 2012… Living without much working memory… is another butt kicker… as is the rule about ’embrace the new you’… Easier said than done. ☆♡◇☆♡◇☆ #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore

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‘Wyndham  TIMESHARE SETTLES Brain Injury Case after 3.5 years for $3.5 MILLION’

Rock, Paper, Scissors!  ‘Balls, Boobs, Brains!’

 

“BTW – I keep asking for an attorney for you. It’s tough. The perception is that your case isn’t big enough under current law, so getting someone to pay attention to it is very difficult.”  – Anonymous

“So that means that breasts and testicles are more valuable than brains? !?” ASKS THE INJURED WORKER!

 

“In describing this class of traumatic brain injury”, says Asvar, “the term ‘mild’ is an absolute misnomer given the severity of possible complications and repercussions.” He adds, “Dismissing someone’s brain injury as ‘mild’ is akin to saying someone is ‘mildly’ paraplegic.” Chris Asvar, Esq.   http://www.asvarlaw.com/casestudies/

Note:  Chris Asvar did his job for his young client: “LOS ANGELES – January 25, 2012.  Los Angeles-based attorney Christopher Asvar has just secured the highest known workers’ compensation insurance settlements in California history, totaling $8.9 million on behalf of his young client who suffered a work-place traumatic brain injury.”    

Note:  Romano Trust vs Sedgwick apparently gives #WorkCompsters a green light to maim and kill injured workers in California without recourse, and sometimes a fine of $100,000, if pushed.

America! America!  What a national shame!

 

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 CNA / Grancell Defense Team apologizes for the misunderstandings and failures that preceded settlement.  CA ADJ8181903

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Nawwww, they won’t even authorize prism neuro-optometric lenses or auditory processing devices, nor chiropractic and acupuncture for pain relief, nor will they replace resigned primary treating doctors without a Utilization Review, that there is no doctor to make such a request, and the CNA 25+ year veteran Claims Adjuster has no authority apparently other than to sign a form that says ‘it’s too early to determine if there is any permanent injury’ so we’ll look again in 90 days.  D’oh.  They didn’t pay temp total disability in 2012-2013, and the State did, then discounted payback, causing Injured Worker to lose the ’52 weeks’ that would have been available had they paid the 104 weeks, as required by law and directed to via Court hearing in April 2012.

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They scoffed at the law and bullied the injured worker and doctors then, and continue to scoff  and bully today.  They have help.  CorVel and Maximus, and a handful of industry leased/owned doctors who write inaccurate reports that could be deemed fraudulent if taken to trial.  WCAB guidelines indicate estimated Permanent Disability payments are to commence within 14 days of final TTD payment, which was May 2014, in a chunk after EDD and local politicians became involved, since WCAB – Riverside refused repeatedly to help injured worker get treatment or benefits, in clear violations of ADA and EEOC.   Grancell continues the same course of action, profitting by taxpayer ignorance and apathy as they bilk California’s coffers and destroy the California WorkForce….

 

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See details at https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/list-of-posts/   Someone else just recently did a blog on how #WorkCompsters value testicles over breasts. Astonishing!

 

They want me to see an Ear Nose and Throat Doctor to dispute an extensive auditory processing evaluation of last year performed at SCRIPPS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Encinitas, California.  What’s next, will they demand that I see a Podiatrist to dispute the Audiologists, Neurologists, Neuropsychologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Functional Neurology Experts, along with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Therapists, and focus on the often referenced sprained ankle of 1/9/12?  Oh yes, I think they need a dozen neuro-psych reports till they find one they like; “Doctor Shopping and File Churning” enhances bottom lines for WorkComp Defense firms?  D’oh! In November 2012, defense attempted to coerce settlement of the customary $100,000 after initial attempts at obfuscation of medical evidence and failures to provide necessary evaluations and treatments that first year.  Their report of future medical was extensive— and that was prior to getting all the facts of the actual extent of the injuries.  What say their Risk Peeps now.  They are all looking at my LinkedIn Profile.

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Anybody with “Juevos” at CNA willing to step up to settlement?  Maybe somebody from Thomas Motamed’s office?

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For the record, treatments and evaluations provided by Grancell/CNA and self-procured are discussed in these blogs:

https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/02/13/workcomp-evaluations-are-not-treatments/

 

Well, at least the ‘cost burden has been shifted’ to the Social Security Administration and Medicare due to the brain injury upon evaluation of all medical records.  How’s that for bilking the public after more than 3 years of torturing and causing permanent disabilities to an injured worker?   I am grateful and the experience at the SSA was kind, compassionate and an encounter with people of integrity, in sharp contrast to the horrors of Workers Compensation experiences.

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Add the approximately $16,000 CNA was paid by the State of California in the form of a deep discount on reimbursements for EDD payment in the first year because CNA refused to pay TTD?

 

CNA is really making big bucks on this “Exclusive Remedy” huh?

 

How much does the insurance broker make in commissions on the Wyndham account?  SEC or some regulatory agencies requires Wyndham to provide such information to shareholders when requested; I have requested approximately 5 times in more than that many months, to no avail.  It may have something to do with allegations that the Wyndham Board and Risk Management have some members with questionable ties to the insurance industry?  I heard the stories, but they didn’t quite compute in my brain.

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Could the lack of  competent representation for injured workers be related to these issues?

Below are more insights for possible incorporation to future industry blogs…from an Injured Worker point of view, and something the legal people alleging to represent injured workers are also clueless about.
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Attorneys in CA like to shrug and say they know nothing about Social Security and Employment Law and ADA Compliance and how it all interfaces with one the big scam.
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Heck, even the Defense Counsel who is a “Partner/Shareholder” boasts of his incompetence regarding ADA and Employment Law!  D’oh!  It takes a Psychopath, huh?! A WorkComp attorney who is oblivious to SSA guidelines, ADA, Employment Law and social media fight-back-work arounds is an idiot and a menace to society, imho.  Ditto for return to work trials, guidelines, strategies etc.
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Social Security has a rehabilitation component called PASS (available to me for the next year or so) where they may help me create a consulting business or something I can do from behind my computer, if Wydham continues to fail to engage in the interactive process, and particularly if they wrongfully terminate me.  There are also some tax incentives to corporations that hire disabled Americans.  I am hopeful that if I cannot return to face-to-face selling that Wyndham may create a position so that I can help clean up the desperate EPIC FAIL of a WorkComp system currently in place, and that I may be able to help train HR and Staff on proper handling of workplace injuries, and when to do simple things like “CALL 911”
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The SSA paperwork also advises me to submit medical expenses that I had to pay within 30 days, which it sounds like they may reimburse since CNA refused to.  A friend may help me assemble that next week.  It’s half done, like so many of my paper projects.  Pure cost burden shifting, and that’s one of the items I will ask the Senators to help me with.  Somebody can reimburse my $30k out of pocket medical and rehab expenses, and the shortfall of $18,000 California gave in the form of deep reimbursement demand discount to CNA for refusing to pay TTD in 2012 – 2013 .  Offset for my shortened life span and loss of earning capacity, along with potential devasting future medical is a factor.  Continuation at the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program through December 2015 is very important to maximize potential return to work, although a second year is recommended, and both will be impossible without funds. Your try living on $1,700/month with a mountain of bills behind you, and a brain that works like a 286 computer on dial-up, with virtually no working memory. Does a $20,000 annual income put me in the sheer poverty category?  That’s a very harsh transition from being a fun-loving, globe trotting vacation sales executive, unable to return to work due to auditory, vision, speech and other processing issues from the fall of 1/9/12.  The manager said, “Just rub some dirt on it and you’ll be fine’…. nice try, but it didn’t work.
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If you know of a California attorney with integrity, courage, smarts and staff to take on this multi-dimensional case, please contact me directly at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com or via phone at 760 368 7236.  Know that the Defense Firm is big on bullying doctors, injured workers, and even, apparently, structured settlement peeps. D’oh.  Mediation was repeatedly refused by defense.  Callous disregard for human life is the SOP, along with bullying and threats and blatant disregard for law, order and life.
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It is my hope and intention to return to work by the end of the year, even though all the medical evidence indicates that is highly improbable due to the extend of the brain injuries.  Yes, I can type, but if any CAAA attorney believes that the ability to type indicates no brain injury, they should turn in their license to practice.  They are  incompetent to allege to represent any injured worker, let alone a brain injury case, and such ignorance and incompentence presents imminent danger to the working public.
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Remember the quote by Chris Asvar (who won’t take the case because prior counsel and too many others ‘didn’t do their job’)…..I’ve asked again, but won’t hold my breath on a response this year either.  Read it again.  LET IT SINK IN.
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“In describing this class of traumatic brain injury”, says Asvar, “the term ‘mild’ is an absolute misnomer given the severity of possible complications and repercussions.” He adds, “Dismissing someone’s brain injury as ‘mild’ is akin to saying someone is ‘mildly’ paraplegic.” Chris Asvar, Esq.http://www.asvarlaw.com/casestudies/

 

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Who supports such treason and attacks on the working population of America?

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Tired of Fighting #Workcompsters– Will you take it from here for a while?

Honorable Judge Robin Woolsey

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3737 Main Street #300
Riverside, CA 92501
Re:  Request for ADA Accommodations and Change of Date of Hearing
Dear Judge Woolsey:
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In an attempt to minimize the continuing harm caused to me by many unclean hands in this WorkComp case, I am respectfully submitting ADA Accommodations for the upcoming Status Conference Hearing in your Court, scheduled for my birthday, April 8, 2015 at 8:30 am.
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Will you kindly move the date to a Friday, or a Thursday, to minimize the continuous harm to this injured worker, and will you kindly ensure that the requested ADA accommodations are honored.
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I have never been heard by a Judge regarding my violated rights to immediate, reasonable and appropriate medical care. Date of head injury, 1/9/12.
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I have an untreated Brain Injury and I am surviving Workers Comp to the best of my abilities and I believe Congress needs to initiate #Domestic Torture Reports for the conduct of those running WorkComp in America.  By copy, I am asking for help on these complicated matters from Senator Jean Fuller, Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Lentz Snyder, the Employer Fraud Task Force, and the investigative journalists at ProPublica, and the world at large.
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“Over the Counter Analgesics” recommended by WorkComp doctors for Traumatic Brain Injury? Defense repeatedly omits approximately 300 pages of medical records with intent and success to deny medical care, without consequences to anybody but injured worker, and to the profit if the defense firm and industry doctors? Another doctor alleges there was no witnessed slip and fall, and if there had been, of course, medical treatment must be provided, but it was probably epilepsy.
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Three industry doctors falsely stated the date of injury in their reports as “1/9/1 3“, and used medical evidence of 201 2 to support pre-existing conditions.  When brought to their attention, they simply changed the date of injury reference, and made no changes to false conclusions, all with intent and success in denying medically necessary treatment for over three years.
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How is that any good in America?  Super lawyers have told me my case is not unusual, it happens all the time. Upon confirmed diagnosis of brain injury, TTD benefits were terminated in April 2012,  State disability was paid, and when I sought assistance from I & A, Ms. James asked if I was stupid, and why wouldn’t I want the greater income provided by the State.  I showed her the Court order and she said, “well, it says ‘if necessary'” it would be reinstated… I was still TTD, so that was another violation and direct harm from the WCAB.  In May of last year, CNA reimbursed the State of California what they paid, less approximately $18,000.  I appealed that, and that Judge said it wasn’t my money (so I assumed they just gave the $18K to CNA from California taxpayers, and I had to go to the Salvation Army during that charade, to get help to keep my utilities on and find food.  Monsterous.)
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They (Defense and my then-counsel) attempted to coerce me to accept a $100,000 settlement, less attorney fees, in November 2012, without the requested evaluations and treatment that first year, less attorney fees, and required resignation from my job, and a promise to not file for social security disability for at least 3 years.   The representing attorney told me, “Work Comp is a very small community, everybody knows everybody.  If you don’t take this, you’ll get nothing.  Nobody will believe you have a brain injury.”  I told him that’s because he didn’t get me to any of the recommended doctors, nor get me any of the recommended treatments, and that I am injured, not stupid.
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Defense and I & A Officer reiterate that “it’s a small community, everybody knows everybody”.  What does that sound like to you?  I think the DOJ should find it of interest, don’t you?
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Investigative journalists have said, ‘too bad, happens all the time, best you can hope for is SSI and an early death’.  How about the insurance company call in Fall 2014, in response to pleas for help to get medical care after 2.5 years, who asked, “…so tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?”   
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Your honor, I think there should be some investigations and arrests regarding my case, don’t you?
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While Valerie James, Riverside I & A officer, not known for compliance with ADA law, advised me on the phone today that requesting a change of date so that I do not miss time from the State run Acquired Brain Injury Program at Coastline Community College “is not an ADA request” I will seek further counsel there.
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It seems to fall under the category of reasonable requests, particularly since I have to travel over 100 miles to get to the program, pay for a hotel room, and eat meals out in order to obtain help for compensatory strategies to deal with the untreated brain injury of 1/9/12 and consequent second impact trauma of 2/4/12 and a more recent injury, related to the initial injury, of 12/3/14.
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In order to be present for further Defense file churning and use of Court time, I will have to miss a full day of compensatory strategies by leading brain experts, I will have to repack from a Newport Beach Hotel and find a Riverside hotel, unpack, pack again, show up at Court, listen to Defense continued chicaneries, then drive back to Newport Beach for the final day of the program, on a Thursday.  While to someone without a brain injury, that sounds like “no big deal”….. for someone with cognitive impairments, slow processing, auditory and visual impairments, it is close to a devasting demand.
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It took me two years to get in front of a Judge at WCAB to be heard for my right to medical care, denied now more than 3 years, with the help of the Information and Assistance Officer.  At one hearing, when I requested auditory aids, not only did she deny them, she confiscated my cell phone and the recording devices I had brought to make it an easy request.  At the last hearing, in July of 2013, it was an extended continued hearing, and when I arrived, there were none of the accommodations requested.
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In fact, I had to be addressed by the Judge, in a Court room of lawyers, with all my paperwork sitting in my briefcase, behind the Judge’s chair.  I was not allowed access to the papers and I don’t even recall much other than the horrors of such a violation.  The Judge told me that issues of fraud are not addressed in his Court and that if I had such allegations, I was required to verbalize my concerns.
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I HAVE A BRAIN INJURY, WITH SPEECH, VISION AND AUDITORY IMPAIRMENTS.
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I asked then for a postponement so that I could find a government agency to help me address my concerns of felony fraud that permeate my case, and I assured the Judge I had no intention of returning to his Court until such time.  Sadly, I have learned that Fraud is a non-prosecuted pattern and practice in the world of Workers Comp.
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I have been denied disability benefits, medical benefits, and I have been harassed, discriminated against, bullied and more since this injury, and much of it has happened with WCAB Riverside knowledge, and in some instances, participation.
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Does it make sense to have an Orthopedic Surgeon, who fully admits he has no knowledge of brain injuries, as the designated primary treating physician since 2/15/13, and to have every one of his requests for specialty evaluations and treatments denied denied denied?
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Originally, when he was designated, Ms. Mall of the defense, and Ms. James of your offices, assured me that I could not have a Phsyiatrist or Neurologist of Neuro-psychologist as the treating doctor, but the orthopedic surgeon could as for such.  After months and months of denials, defense firm said the requests were denied since the orthopedic surgeon had no brain injury expertise.  What a “Grand WorkComp Fraud” I have been victimized by.
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Now, they want yet another battery of Neuro-psych tests…. although they ignored the results and failed to provide requests for treatment by doctors since 2012 — Dr. DeGoede – Clinical Psychologist referred by EAP, Dr. Eileen Kang – Neuro-psychologist, referred by Dr. DeGoede since CNA had no neurologists or neuro-psychologists to refer to, then a Dr. Marcel Ponton – QME, Neuro-psychologist, Dr. Lynn Lowell, Neuro-Optometrist, Dr.Eric Ikeda, Neuro-Optomestrist, Dr. Michael Lobatz, neurologist, , ScRIPPs Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center and approximatley 34 doctors, all paid for expensive evaluations, while I have been denied medically necessary treatments since date of Injury.  I have spent more than $30,000 out of pocket to survive work comp, and this recent phone call with Ms. James tells me nothing has changed. She is not an impartial Information and Assistance Officer.
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While Stewart Reubens, Esq. advised you that “Ms. Ayres has been evaluated by a psychiatric Agreed Medical Evaluation, Dr. O’Brien, an orthopedic QME, Dr. Holmes, and a neurologic QME, Dr. Kent.  Currently Ms. Ayres is treating with Dr. Chalgujian, a neuropsychologist.  She is also treating with Dr. Darren Bergey.”  What he didn’t tell you is that Dr. Darren Bergey is an Orthopedic Surgeon, with no knowledge of Brain Injuries, who requested valiantly medically necessary evaluations and treatments while he was the PTP, February 14, 2013 thorough December 2014.  Over the course, he obtained authorization for an MRI of my right shoulder, and upon diagnosis of a severe tear and injury, he was told to change his records to indicate that the right should was non-industrial.  His MMI for orthopedic supported that lie.
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Apparently, the carrier or defense had threatened his office financially, by threatening to terminate referrals if he a) continued to request brain injury treatment and b) did not change the right shoulder to non-industrial.  He cancelled my December 2014 appointment, and said I am MMI – orthopedically, and still 100% TTD from the brain injury.  Mr. Reubens also neglected to mention to you that the O’Brien, and Kent reports were an expensive disorganized mess, due to his collegue, Kim Mall, and her little pattern of practice to omit medical records (hundreds of pages!) with clear intent to deny medical care.
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Those three doctors seems to have been working directly for Ms. Mall, and when it was brought to their attention that they had mis-stated the date of injury as 2013, and that they were using 2012 medical records as false evidence to deny medical care, they simply changed the date in their supplemental reports, but NOT the conclusions.
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That does seem to meet the DIR defintions of felony fraud, but alas, this is WorkComp…. with secret medical records (yes, Ms. Mall attempted to continue to use the Dr Obrien report and asked evaluating doctors to consider but  NOT summarize it.  I’m not a lawyer, but that seems to be a breach of Article… XIV of the California Constitution, and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Alas, it’s work comp….. nobody seems to have jurisdiction over such wrong doings.
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Stewart Reubens, in further acts of ADA and EEOC violations, even suggested that I should consider a Conservator, since I am unable to protect myself from the WorkComp chicanery.
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I have repeatedly requested electronic communications due to my brain impairments, and Kim Mall and Stewart Reubens have repeatedly abused deadlines by sending things regular mail.
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Perseverance and tangential communications are part of the brain injury, and I am working very hard on learning compensatory skills to hopeful build a life again, after these monsters refused to provide medical care for over 3 years, and the first two years, I could not even leave the house except to get to their demanded evaluations.
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CONCLUSION:
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I would appreciate a change of date for the hearing, and I would also ask you to kindly ask the Defense exactly WHAT TREATMENTS WERE PROVIDED SINCE THE DATE OF INJURY, and were they in compliance with ACOEM guidelines.  
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If you are unable or unwilling to change the hearing date, kindly ensure that my ADA accommodations are honored.   I will bring the nearly 1,500 pages of medical evidence, and CorVel denials that appear to have supplemented CNA hand-washing.
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With all due respect, I have been terrorized by this system far too long and I will seek intervention from the Fraud Unit at the District Attorney’s office, and hope that they will sent a witness to accompany me to the Workers Comp offices for the hearing, on whatever date you demand.  This letter will also be a part of my social media records.
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I would hope that you would encourage investigation of this case, from top all the way to Sacramento.  It appears to be real dirty.  Perhaps the investigative journalists at ProPublica and NPR could take a look and provide some direction. Several work comp expert bloggers have written about my case, with concerns.
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My blog, if you have an interest, is ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMPENSATION GRAVY TRAINS https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/  …. all the grim details are there….. it’s a crying shame that such things happen in America, in “roughly 80% of work comp cases”.
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Thank you for your patience and consideration.
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Linda Ayres, REPRESENTING MYSELF
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PO BOX 835
YUCCA VALLEY CA 92286
f:  760 418 8383
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Attachments (2):  Accommodations Requests for Persons with Disabilities  1 of 1 – Change date of hearing; 2 of 2 Reasonable accommodations including quiet room, large table, recording, laptop, support chair and breaks at least every 50 minutes.
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Distribution:  I CERTIFY, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT THE FOLLOWING DISTRIBUTIONS TOOK PLACE ON 3/23/15, IN YUCCA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 92286     LINDA AYRES
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Senator Jean Fuller  FAX:  16613230446
Jennifer Lentz Snyder – LA DA JSnyder@da.lacounty.gov
Employer Fraud Task Force – fax: 714 637 3350
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Nicollette Zumaya – WCAB Disability Accommodations Coordinator fax 951 782 4114
Fred Sachs – CNA Claims Plus  fred.sachs@cna.com
Shane Riedman – CNA Fraud Unit shane.riedman@cna.com
Michael Dougherty -Wyndham Risk Manager  michael.dougherty@wyn.com
Mary Falvey – Wyndham EVP  mary.falvey@wyn.com
Tina.Jordan – Wyndham Regional HR Manager  tina.jordan@wyn.com
Jerrell Stark – Wyndham Regional Recruiter jerrell.stark@wyn.com
WVO Leave Support Center  – wvoleavesupportcenter@wyn.com
Kim Mall – Grancell kmall@grancell-law.com
Stewart Reubens – Grancell  sreubens@grancell-law.com
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PS  Anybody else wonder why federally mandated, grant funded DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA’s PATBI PROGRAM, Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury program EXCLUDES INJURED WORKERS?

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CAAA looks the other way.  So far, the offices of the DA have the looked the other way.  DIR and EEOC refer back and forth to one another… My My….. Ain’t it a crying shame.

Is that more of the #GrandWorkCompFraud and Exclusive Remedies deal?

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