Thank you for taking the time to send your thoughts, posts and/or blogs about my efforts, disappointing as your input is.
Excerpt: “You may as well just dig a hole and hide because no one is going to pay attention. [to you]”
SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM, ISN’T IT?
“…why not study the system, study the law, the regulations, and PROPOSE solutions that a politician or regulator can endorse and work with?”
Why not rely on the Constitution of the United States of America to protect Injured Workers being violently abused, maimed, tortured and killed by the crisis of WorkComp hyper-corruption??
The answer to that is quite simple. THERE ARE TOO MANY UNCLEAN HANDS ON THAT BATTLE FIELD, and they don’t follow the rules of war.
We’ll leave the legal battles to those equipped to fight those fights for indictments for crimes against humanity, and complicity of same.
I’m deeply disappointed by your attacks because I know you know the truth. I doubt that you would send such a communication if I was not a woman, an older, disabled woman at that! I remember men talking to women like that in the 70’s. We had a revolution, remember?
To attack and demean me is what it is. I tell injured workers all the time that NOBODY WILL RISK THEIR INCOME FOR OUR LIVES, and that the sooner they get that, the greater chance they have for survival.
I have painstakingly attempted to ‘rebrand’ and to put action ideas around every item I have identified — to know avail.
I submitted 22 ideas for the fake National Work Comp Discussions,
I laboriously promoted the Sedgwick Institute – LinkedIn group all over social media,
I invited my ‘a-list’ contacts directly, I communicated politely and directly with the Sedgwick people.
I was probably one of the most active ‘fans’ for CompLaude 2014 and 2015 and
I racked my brain to come up with numerous nominees.
I diligently and respectfully promoted nominations be made for the industry “Best Blogs of 2016” contest via blogs, posts, and other social media, and emails.
I created a page for Injured Workers and Industry Workers Resource Page, freely sharing contact information about a wealth of resources, inviting others to add to it, and have repeatedly and continuously encouraged Injured Workers to blog to save their own lives.
I have created social media groups and pages, and I have posted in multiple groups and pages on behalf of Injured Workers.
I BLOG, THEREFORE I AM A WORKCOMP SURVIVOR.
I have suggested outcome studies of same body part injuries to Injured Workers and Personal Injury patients….suggesting it will absolutely expose the wrong doings and disabilities caused by WorkComp. The costs are then shifted to Social Security and Medicare after lengthy fights, relieving your industry of any risks or responsibilities whatsoever, passing everything through to taxpayers and the injured workers, with profits fronted by the duped employers who purchase policies for protection that are hardly worth the paper they are written on, when it comes to fiduciary responsibilities.
The injured worker questionnaire I have circulated has brought in some chilling horror stories. Here, take a look again.
Watch for it. You’ll be reading about them soon enough. The majority of Injured Workers are so terrified of the mobster-type activities that permeate your industry, they have shared on an anonymous basis. I have found an editor who will help me ensure they are protected in the anonymous tellings. In such a manner, these “complaints” or “problem identifications” can then be discussed in the national community. Perhaps mediations will result for these specific cases, leading the way for others. The offending carriers and employers will likely be identified in the telling, but not attached to the specific stories, in order to provide a degree of protection. I hope the Department of Justice will find the efforts worth reading, since the industry considers such stories ‘drivel.’
Here’s the questionnaire again, if you never looked. What’s Your WorkComp Story?https://myworkcompcoach.com/whats-your-workcomp-story/ The editor I hope to retain has promised to help develop and refine further questions. As you know, I have a brain injury, so some cognitive challenges are beyond my post-injury capacity. I do the best I can with the abilities I have left. They didn’t label me ‘permanently disabled’ just for fun, in case you have forgotten. “I’m injured, not stupid.”
When I am chided for being non-supportive of a program that ‘gives food to poor injured workers’ –WORKERS destroyed by workers compensation corruption, I must wonder about the money behind bringing such a program to the USA and wonder further at the audacity to accept the need for such handouts in America when there are laws in place to protect injured workers, scoffed at by your industry and the politicians it leases/owns.
When a set of industry blog contest-judges cannot find one word to say about any of the nominated Injured Worker blogs by Americans — something sounds pretty suspicious, doesn’t it, and quite unpatriotic. That they were shunned because they criticize the industry realllly sounds suspicious, doesn’t it? It took a troll attack on an Injured Worker to get that ‘committee chair’ to even comment on Injured Worker nominations, albeit insultingly so?
We still have a Bill of Rights, don’t we?
I think it’s far more patriotic to deal the CAUSE, knowing EFFECTS will take care of themselves.
RESOLVE THE PROBLEM and INDICT THOSE COMMITTING THE CRIMES CAUSING INJURED WORKERS TO BECOME JOBLESS, HOMELESS, AND FOODLESS, IN BAD HEALTH. To refuse to deal with the core issues is, in my humble opinion, getting to the heart of the issues of your industry. The DA’s can’t bust the crime rings with the millions of dollars allocated? Fine. Send in the National Guard to take over their duties. When, for example, Evaluating Doctor crowds have direct lines to the offices of the District Attorneys to provide to complaining injured workers, WE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM, HOUSTON!
The nuclear industry has a similar style of propaganda and disinformation, deployed by their disinformationists. It’s fascinating and very easy to discern.
I agree with you on one point. “A complaint without a solution is bullsh*t.”
What other complaints do you have about my methods of increasing awareness of the crisis of hyper– corruption in the WorkComp communities?
Every doctor, lawyer, judge and provider knows full well that EVERY WORK COMP STORY IS THE SAME —- Just different names, body parts and case numbers.
Outcomes are usually dismally the same. Denied medical care, compounded injuries, denied benefits, lost health, lost jobs, lost homes, lost lives.
Nobody goes to jail for fraud, corruption, attempted murder, obstructions of justice or collusion.
The Angels of Death doctors owned/leased by the industry are well paid, and decent doctors are cheated of agreed on fees.
How many lives have been destroyed by Workers Compensation to date?
How many more lives will be destroyed before your industry is stopped and held accountable for so many crimes??
I PROPOSE TO FIND THE WAYS AND MEANS TO HELP FREE THE PRISONERS OF THE WAR ON WORKERS IN AMERICA, FOR STARTERS.
Mediators and Structured Settlement teams, for Injured Workers, armed and trained in blogging and social media maximum impact and investigative reporting is a first step for Virtual Combat and Survival.
I have written at length on many possible strategic solutions. Encouraging Committees of Bloggers and breaking the silence on the dirty OPEN SECRETS OF WORK COMP has always been one of my aims. I am happy to report many calls and emails of thanks from injured workers who find hope and strength in my writings.
As long as your industry feels above the law and protected, it’s an uphill battle.
ProPublica and NPR shined some light on the issues, but only the tip of the iceberg. It is obvious that the industry is attempting damage control from the fallout of the Insult to Injury Demolition of Workers Compensation investigative reports and the Congressional response, which, you may recall, offered to send in law enforcement help, if needed. When I say, “Yes, please, SEND IN THE NATIONAL GUARD” it is not said without foundation.
For you and your peers to take pot shots at the very few Injured Workers willing to stand up and say, “Yo! Guys! WTF do you think you are doing and WTF do you think you are maiming and killing people in the USA for profits could be easily classified as truly reprehensible?!! NOT IN THIS COUNTRY, M*F*s!!”
If believing in the Constitution of the United States of America makes me a ‘militant’ in your opinion, well, all I can suggest is that you might take a look at Constitutional law one of these days.
The position of your industry of for-profit aggressive maiming, torture and killing of unarmed and disabled populations, young and old, primarily female, in a systematic program of extermination seems to be the more extreme stand. Just saying. It takes most injured workers approximately 2 years to grasp the harsh realities; some never get it and cling to the results of Stockholm Syndrome and their necessary opiates, due to failed surgeries and denied corrective surgeries…FOR YEARS.
I am working on creating an eCourse: WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills to help injured workers and people of goodwill in the workcomp industry to fight the good fight to save lives, free the prisoners.
Many hope and pray for indictments of the most heinous of the serial killers in your industry, without wasting a minute on fighting windmills. That is unlikely to happen in my lifetime or yours, but working together, lives could be saved….. just like some people were spared the horrors of Auschwitz and other death chambers. It will take longer without your help, but be assured, that the War Your Industry has declared and continues to wage on Injured Workers will not go unfought.
Your industry has made it’s position clear. Injured Workers suspected that May would bring a huge propaganda blitz, more than a year in the makings, to attempt damage control and profit saving due to the truths exposed in Insult to Injury: THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION.
Do you consider the award winning work of Grabell, Berkes et al as “mere complaining” or as some like to say, “drivel” when the industry issues are elevated? Not comparing my exposes to the power behind ProPublica and NPR…. I just have my little disability checks to fund my efforts with, not huge corporate benefactors. like y’all do.
I even suggested to the Sedgwick fellas about a National Telesummit series, to get issues on the virtual table for discussion by not only professionals, but by those across the nation, most egregiously harmed by the patterns and practices of Workers Compensation.
Alrighty. Your position is clear. I hope mine is, too.
As always, many thanks for all your kindness over the years. I wish you could find a way to multiply those efforts and help more injured workers escape and survive the horrors of Workers Extermination Programs.
Maybe instead of the “Blame Game” for national discussions, the “Thought Leaders” may lead a round of the “Glad Game.”‘
While the final suggestion was that I re-read “How to Win Friends and Influence People”…. in a spirit of reciprocity, I would suggest that you start a study group of the book, THE ART OF WAR by Sun Tzu, to address the CRISES OF HYPER-CORRUPTION DESTROYING THE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS. As you all know and boast about, what goes on in WorkComp is NOT A SECRET. Ask any doctor or super lawyer, huh? Or any injured worker.
Final Appeal to CAAA For Assistance Fighting WorkCompsters – Concussion, TBI, PTSD, WCAB and WTF
Ladies and Gentlemen and Others of the WorkCompster Industries:
“Perseveration” is apparently a consequence of Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury. This post got longer than anticipated, but if you’re in the industry, or know someone who is, or if you are an InjuredWorker, take 5 minutes and peruse it, then share it with someone, even with a subject line of “SMFH – WorkCompsters Exposed”
Years ago, I volunteered in a goodwill effort with and for Convicts in America’s Maximum Security Penitentiaries. It was called “PRISONERS UNANIMOUS — EMBRACING ALL PLANETARY PRISONERS” Maybe you heard of it?
Check FOIA, they probably have several CDs including my visits to penitentiaries across America, and my communications with a handful of government officials, goodwill organizers, friends and families of prisoners, and approximately 1,000 Convicts across America.
I think I was the second woman “in history” to “walk the ranges” at USP Marion Federal Penitentiary, back in the days when it was deemed ‘the worst of the worst” prisons, surpassed today by, so I hear, the likes of Pelican Bay. It was after allegations of a “full scale Nazi-type of retaliation attack” on the entire Convict population. I was corresponding with several of the Convicts listed in that dreadful “Public Report.” I sent copies everywhere, including Amnesty International in Vienna, where they allegedly WATCH for human violations in the Americas. Hmph.
The Guys and I established an “8 o’clock, local time” prayer network when they educated me about how deplorable America’s “Corrections” system is. Now, privatized prisons are a bigger part of the “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES” industries. Some of us still link up, no doubt.
The guys told me how bad things were, and said I was very brave. They said the prison systems in America are very dangerous, and that I had better think long and hard about touching it.
They told me, “Lady, you better know what you’re willing to die for, because you might well be asked to do so if you get involved in attempting to facilitate change.”
They further advised, “Lady, we Convicts are not the problems in your country. We are the end result of the problems in your country. If you want change, you have to go Washington. That’s where the problems are.” (There is something far more polite and respectful from a Convict calling a correspondent “Lady” than the pretentious “Ms. Ayres” used by defense and psychopaths, wouldn’t you agree?)
Those words reverberate in my head as if they were yesterday. I have never forgotten those haunting words. As a Survivor of WorkersCompensation today, I know ever more how true they are.
IT’S A GRAVY TRAIN!
#WorkCompsters have made that choice easier today. They have already taken my life.
Too often, Injured Workers make poor choices in efforts to retain competent legal counsel, much to the detriment of the Injured Worker.
This is often not discovered by injured workers until the 2nd, 3rd or 4th attempt to retain competent counsel.
Including THIS warning in every employee new hire packet, and every Human Resources orientation in California could save lives.
Till then, tell your friends and neighbors, and tell them to tell theirs. WorkComp Kills, without consequences to anybody but the Injured Workers and their loved ones.
Many Injured Workers have even sought the help of ACLU and NLG, to no avail.
We are, however, grateful for the organization, NAIDW.org, National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers, for the encouragement, resources and support they provide, and having been providing for many years. “No Injured Worker Left Behind” Semper Fi, Y’all!
We like a few of the industry bloggers who do their best to do their best for the highest good of all concerned. Cognitive Dissonance seems to be kicking some butt in that arena, wouldn’t you agree?
Bravo to ProPublica for being a catalyst for discussion and possible change. Bravo to WorkCompCentral for relentless efforts at education and inciting legitimate discussions about the need for national discussion and change.
Let’s get beyond “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES”…. let’s incarcerate a few psychopaths for maiming and killing injured workers, too, shall we?
It matters not if the killers are making $250K a year, or $10.7 million or more a year. With proper trials first, of course. FBI and DA and DOJ need to better orchestrate their efforts, ya think?
Crime is Crime, and CRIME SHOULD NOT PAY IN AMERICA.
For personal assistance in my own, but common, horrific case on non-stop abuse of a permanently disabled-by-untreated-brain-injury-and-various-acts-of-legal-chicanery-and-file-churning, older female worker, a local crisis center sent a Marine to help me last year. The Marine Social Worker, kind, fierce and very helpful.
MMI neuro-psychologist report recently received (and posted!) says my future medical needs include similar support, with probability of needs for assisted living and ‘memory care’ for my shortened life span, shortened due to WorkCompsters and corruption, involving many unclean hands. Hmph, Some “Grand Bargain, California!”
Legitimate doctors in 2012 made legitimate and conservative recommendations for medical care, denied. Had treatment not been denied by the defense counsel (not doctors, just defense lawyer and adjuster for 2012, till 2013 came along for the extreme profits of CorVel to obfuscate facts with intent to deny medical care.) return to work might have happened in 2012.
After threats from defense counsel, then PTP released me to work with accommodations, which were denied in October 2012. Things got worse from there, without medical care. I have been fighting to return to work for years, to no avail.
I have endured being penny-less, relying on The Salvation Army for utilities, filing for social welfare due to carrier arrogant practice of denials of payment of TTD, “because they could” (and they were rewarded handsomely by EDD for refusing to pay in 2012/2013 and for refusing to provided medical care. Now, SSA is involved in the charades and chicanery, and trying to sort it all out.
Is it a felony for carriers to provide SSA and EDD with false evidence of benefits paid with intent to deny SSA benefits? Seems to be part of a set of RICO violations, wouldn’t you think?
Yet evaluations upon evaluations upon evaluations have been performed by approximately 38 doctors (ca-ching, no care, just primarily report regurgitations written by non-medical staff, signed by doctors, paid the big bucks).
While we are at it, omission of medical records and obfuscation of facts seems facilitated by the silly “chronological” ordering of medical evidence, rather than by specialty, then by chronological order. Carrier in my case gets charged by most doctors 4-8 hours for “organizing the records”…. and maybe it’s not all the signing leased doctor’s fault their non-medical staff do things like change the date of injury to a year forward, then use first year medical evidence to falsely opine “pre-existing” symptoms. D’oh. Number of hours spent during an evaluation are often “inflated” and far worse, totally fabricated!
The majority of Lawyers don’t seem to care. They shrug say ‘their hands are tied” (and “their lips are sealed?!!!”) Others have told me “Too much fraud in your case, it’s over my head” and “Too many people didn’t do their jobs, there’s no money in it for me”….
One interviewed actually had the audacity to ask, after pages of questions had been answered, “One more question, tell me, why did you wait over 2.5 years for medical care for a brain injury?” D’OH! That didn’t even merit a final response, and that attorney came HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Here’s my story, again. Date of witnessed slip and fall backwards on ice, resulting in Concussion/Traumatic Brain injury 1/9/12 while working for Wyndham Worldwide.
The blogs. ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, began in the Summer of 2013, and continue as the only means available to fight for my life against the widely known corruption of the national WORKERS COMPENSATION SYSTEMS.
This quote is meaningless in California’s WorkComp corruption rackets, is it not?
What kind of system do YOU profit by that requires someone with a brain injury to represent herself because your colleagues (4 of them) could be found guilty of ABA Ethics Violations and Incompetent Representation?
Due to your accepted CA legislated fraud regulations, and your “2 attorney” superstitions, Injured Workers bear the brunt of the lack of expertise of your crowd/CAAA memberhips. This also allows Defense Firms to claim the title ENEMIES OF INJURED AMERICAN WORKERS.
How many injured workers retain and dismiss multiple attorneys, as the corruption is tolerated by those retained to protect injured workers? How many injured workers in California, and in America, must represent themselves due to the failure of the ABA crowds? Some have said that more than 15% of Injured Workers are InProPer…. probably as a last resort, not a first.
Why do your various profit centers/industries refuse to work with InProPer Injured Workers, and why do your industry leased/owned doctors seem so puzzled, baffled and perplexed by the legality of an Injured Worker self-representing? Why do the medical office staffs believe they can ONLY TAKE ORDERS from the Adjuster or Defense Firm?
IS THIS SIMPLY ANOTHER CASE OF “FOLLOW THE MONEY?”
When incompetent and worse attorneys can be allowed to be rewarded for causing harm to an injured worker, how can that be good for anybody?
If WorkComp Mill attorneys have a “case load of 300 clients”…with wishing and hoping that somebody drops dead for some ultimate pay-off for the attorney, how does that help an injured worker get medical care, benefits, return to work and settlement?
Why do employers condone such malicious unconscionable behavior of denials of medical care, benefits, and bullying and all sort of acts of terrorism, experiments, surgeries, poisoning and worse by insurance companies? What good can a WorkComp attorney do?
I even asked a WCAB Judge for permission, as stated is possible on the WCAB recommended reading, to retain an attorney to consult with, on an hourly basis.
Alas, not only did the Judge tell me he would not hear the F-words in his court room, (Felony Fraud with intent to deny medically necessary treatment), he sentenced me to fighting for my life with every ounce of courage and strength and stamina I can muster, fighting organized crimes that EVERY ONE OF YOU ARE FULLY AND COMPLICITY AWARE OF.
But wait, the Team of Four don’t have all the blame. Defense counsel says it’s all my fault. Hmph. He even suggested I consider a Court Appointed Conservator since I am having such difficulty maneuvering the WorkComp system, with denials of medical care, fraudulent reports, unresponsive law enforcement and more. The Carrier’s Fraud Department called, as most of you know, last Fall and made it very clear he did not care one iota that I had not received medically necessary and recommended care, and the conversation concluded when he said, “So, tell me Linda, when ARE you going to die?”
Some things I read on LinkedIn indicated the Employers are responsible for the bullying and terrorism of their vendors. Wyndham Worldwide was immediately apprised of the horrific bad faith and breach of fiduciary responsibility, and outright disgustingly mean thing to say. ( Intent of the caller? A “medicated worker” might have been compelled to irreversible action by such ‘poor customer service’, wouldn’t you agree? )
How many members of your CAAA organizations have been approached, recommended, took time to evaluate the merit and financial possibilities of helping THIS injured worker? You know my name now. I have spoken with many of you. Your declines to help have most always been cordial, except when they weren’t. Just so y’all know, A BRAIN INJURY IS NOT THE SAME AS A BROKEN FINGER, NOR IS THE TREATMENT THE SAME.
Watch the upcoming movie “Concussion” and then ask yourself and your partners how legitimate could it be for an insurance carrier to refuse to pay TTD, provide medical care, and embark on a mission of terrorism and destruction to an injured worker, coincidentally, UPON DIAGNOSIS OF BRAIN INJURY.
The Defense Firm treats me like they pretend to have I & A Officers and Judges in their pockets, as my ADA rights are consistently violated at WCAB-Riverside, and my Civil Rights.
Think about how many of YOUR clients have been sent to merely Orthopedic Surgeons or Chiropractors for TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY? See the current list of names all the 40 doctors I had been sent to, and all the CorVel and Maximus “physician advisors” and team members. In the olden days, they might have all been called, “Sonderkommando”…. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few good doctors in that list of 40, and they will be nominated in the upcoming CompLaude Awards. The others will be nominated to the naughty list for possible inclusion in the ProPublica national efforts.
MY EMPLOYER DOES NOT CARE. DOES YOURS? DO YOU?
I have many of your polite Non-Engagement Letters and I am weary of bothering with your ilk. You are as much a part of the WorkComp problems as are the criminal doctors and lawyers. Perhaps Sophie Scholl is kinder in her description of your ilk:
So, if you are willing to discuss courageous representation of THIS INJURED WORKER, Case ADJ818190, Linda Ayres Vs. Wyndham Worldwide et al, please let me know at your earliest convenience.
I can be reached at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com or phone 760 368 7236. If I don’t answer, please leave a message. “I AM INJURED, NOT STUPID!” I do have auditory and visual processing impairments (untreated, of course). I prefer electronic mail as an ADA accommodation (that defense continuously disregards, while apparently perjuring with proofs of service to cause significant delays and further harm).
The forensic psych AME suggested that if I have Human Rights Violations Complaints that I “take it to The Hague”….. Well, maybe that was only reasonable thing he had to say.
That’s a “Fukushima Rose”…. (3.11.11)
Read “The First Leaflet” then commence Blogging! America needs a fresh #CommitteeOfBloggers, wouldn’t you agree?
“Do Not Walk Quietly In This OPEN AIR AUSCHWITZ!”
“….Highest Recorded #Radioactive City in #America this week”
“A new and unfamiliar Leader this week in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America is Ft Wayne, Indiana with 1,326 CPM. Congratulations to Ft Wayne, IN as the Most Radioactive City in America this week.Other competing cities for the title were not even close…..” Your Radiation This Week No 20
Is this a legitimate RETURN TO WORK process and program??
“Dear Linda, Thank you for your communications confirming that you are interested in returning to work on or before July 27, 2015 and confirming your interest in continuing the interactive process.
In order to facilitate this process and make it as efficient and productive as possible for all concerned, we would like to plan a meeting at your physicians’office, which Melisa Paramo and I would attend along with you and your physician who you are asking to release you to return to work.
We will attend with relevant job descriptions and your requested accommodations in hand so that your physician may provide feedback to all of us based on his or her medical expertise…… [see the rest below] “
How’s that working for YOU? OBFUSCATIONS! VIOLATIONS! DECEPTIONS! DELAYS since 2012!!
What would Liz Ryan of Human Workplace say/do? D’oh!
From: lindaayres <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: LINDAAYRES <LINDAAYRES@AOL.COM>
Sent: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 9:52 am
Subject: Linda Ayres – Return to Work – Interactive Process, FEHA, ADA Coastline ABI Program and more
To: Tina Jordan, HR Regional Director and Michael Dougherty, National Risk Manager and WVO Leave Support Staff
cc: Supplemental People / Stakeholders / Injured Workers / WorkComp Industry Experts and Profiteers
Attached please find requests for employee discounts at the Costa Mesa property for the Fall Session of the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury program.
This will apparently prevent further loss of time and further harm and interference with care to me, while you figure out or develop a legitimate Return To Work policy for Wyndham Worldwide.
The dates for required lodging to continue participation in the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program are for 8/23-8/27; 8/30-9/3; 9/7-9/10, 9/13-9/17, 9/20-9/24; 9/27 – 10/1; 10/4-10/8; 10/11 – 10/15; 10/18- 10/22; 10/25 – 10/29; 11/1 – 11/5; 11/8 – 11/12; 11/8 – 11/12; 11/15-11/19; 11/22 – 11/25; 11/29-12-3; 12/6 – 12/10.
Please return them, signed, by or before 7/14/15 so that I can register for the fall program, knowing I have a place to stay.
Please send me your proposal for return to work based on all evidence in so far, and I will reschedule meetings to discuss medical release with my doctor(s). Because I did not have the information, this week’s meetings with my interdisciplinary team were essentially wasted, other than the encouragement to seek employment law legal counsel to KNOW MY RIGHTS.
Sadly, due to Wyndham refusals to meet with me in interactive process (requested meeting since May 2015) and Wyndham refusal to provide training information for discussions treatment team this month, please simply extend my accommodations request for continued leave through December 11, 2015. This further extension will provide time during which time the following can be accomplished:
Wyndham can provide a TRIAL Return to Workproposal and offer, based on all known evidence, Upon graduation from the first year at Coastline ABI Program, it is highly possible that I may be able to return to work with minimal accommodations. During the Fall session, because part of the intention of Coastline is to help people with brain injuries return to work or community service, an accommodation plan for Wyndham to consider would be a split week (after the 2-4 week sales training). Attending Coastline on Mon Tue, or Tue Wed with 3 days (for example, Fri, Sat, Sun) to transition back to full time work would be a consideration, starting in late summer/early fall, to be determined.
Reassignment to a new position such as VLO, or a new position that can be done virtually, such as assisting with development of a legitimate Return to Work Program in every state, starting in California (then perhaps Florida, another Wyndam hot-spot for WorkComp violations);
As I have repeatedly suggested, perhaps a position could be created for me to function as an Advocate for Injured Workers or to head a team to seek a change of providers for the failed CNA insurance WorkComp coverage, irregardless of what Board Members and/or other staff may have conflicts of interest in keeping CNA. That is another issue altogether, isn’t it?
Get CNA to find a local neurologist as a treating doctor and a local neuro-psycholgist as as secondary treating doctor;
New private neurologist seems quite alarmed that CNA refused to have the April 2014 EEG further evaluated with medical evidence, as recommended by their neuro-consult doctor. Several more EEGs and possibly MRI’s are being scheduled
Get CNA to advance “estimated PD” to facilitate attending Coastline ABI Fall session
Get the necessary treatments including January 2015 authorized neuro-optometry evaluation and recommended auditory-processing LACE treatments
Get further evaluations the defense wants to spend on, (once defense medical records are corrected and completed)
Get proper legal counsel for employment law/FEHA/ADA violations and file complaints of continuing harm since October 2012.
Submit new and past due reimbursements requests to CNA and WCAB Audit Unit with complaints re CNA failures to make payments of estimated permanent disabilities (should have commenced last year). I have spent more than $43,000 to survive the Wyndham WorkComp program.
The additional time will also give defense time to organize and correct the mistakes and omissions on their version of the medical index prior to any further evaluations. While defense insists that, apparently, because I have not died from lack of medical care, and because I have not become homeless because of failures to provide disaiblity benefits in compliance with law and the insurance policy, that mediation for the work comp case is premature, as they know, the employment law issues are outside of work comp. I believe Grancell has an employment law division and they will most likely be happy to engage in a lawsuit that may cost Wyndham Worldwide hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend. Maybe that’s covered in the policy as well, so no real risk to Wyndham, just more money for Grancell. Not my problem.
Update complaints to DOI and FBI
Update information ot the media, social and mainstream
As you know, Social Security Disability Hearing finds me chronically and permanently disabled, gives little weight to the reports of AME/QME doctors of 2013, as they ‘did not have sufficient evidence’ and it is certain that a legitimate WorkComp Judge would find the same, if not finding pure felony fraud of those reports. Social Security gives an injured work an option for Trial Return to Work. In light of this week’s Wyndham shenanigans, and the pending additional false reports Grancell apparently hopes to obtain while further churning the files, completing Coastline ABI Program through December 2015 seems to be the most streamline accommodation, with a plan in place to resume a TRIAL RETURN TO WORK at that time, assuming medical release.
A “structured day” is critical to someone with a brain injury, so while Wyndham, CNA and Grancell diddle further, continuation at the ABI program is essential for my overall health and progress. I have no reason to believe you will act in good faith now, as it has not been your practice yet. Remember, you both have failed to intervene in helping me get medical care or disability benefits since the date of injury. Remember, there was no ‘proper notice of MPN’ and there was no offer for a ride to medical care on the date of the incident, there have been no get well wishes, and there has only been harm and permanent disability due to the non-existence of a WorkComp program at Wyndham Worldwide/WorldMark by Wyndham. Great benefits if you’re not injured; total devastation if you are. One day, you may also get to experience it. Your knowledge will not protect you, either. You’re pawns in the bigger game of THEIR PROFITS. One day you may see that, and have some remorse for the harm you have done to me, and who knows how many others. That may be a ‘pearly gates’ accountability for you, but you will be held accountable, as we all are, for all of our actions. That’s just how life works. There are no free lunches, and no free gifts!
While one doctor had indicated that attempting the summer training sessions would be telling as to my cognitive capacity and stamina, your delays and refusals to provide information and to meet in interactive proces, make the summer session (during Coastline break) an impossibility now. I didn’t get the Oceanside and Anaheim dates until after my meetings, so I was unable to discuss with the professionals. Also, since you previously advised that lodging is not provided to trainees, since there are no trainings happening in Indio, we will probably have to wait until such time. Please please keep me posted as to the next Indio training sessions, so that it can be incorporated into a return to work plan/transition from Coastline ABI program plan.
I have no idea why you refused to provide the dates so they could be discussed with people trying to help me return to work. I could have asked the doctors and professors on an opinion to request to be in the Oceanside training, if lodging was included. As it stands, they seem as horrified as I am by the continued patterns of harm and bad faith, and they seem to think it is a hostile workplace, and a severe danger for me. That’s based on what I have told them about my experiences trying to get medical care, and aborted attempts since 2012 to return to work. My deductive reasoning is still a bit off, so I must defer to friends and professionals who suggest that Wyndham means only further harm to me. I don’t want to believe that.
It is incumbent on Wyndham , as previously requested, to provide a proposal for return to work with known requested accommodations. All of my requests have apparently been unsuccessful in facilitating interactive process. WVO Leave Support also refused to correct the mis-statements of the existing leave extension. Please send me a proposal for return to work incorporating all previous communications and this one. Upon receipt of your proposal, I will make fresh appointments to discuss a Wyndham RTW proposal with professionals who can offer counsel.
As you know, time is of the essence and any accommodations requests for a transition plan from Coastline back to work must be submitted with Fall Registration by 7/15/15. It was in that regard that I needed the information for my meetings this week with professionals, to determine what, if any, accommodations to request. Then, you and I were to meet after those meetings. We tried to schedule a meeting, which I first requested when vouchers were submitted for the Summer Coastline ABI program. So, your statements that you remain willing to meet while you refuse again to meet, are baffling, indeed, and clearly false evidence appearing real. That was your same pattern of practice last year, when the Scripps Occupational Therapy Department Supervisor attempted to coordinate a meeting to commence the interactive proces.
If you are relying on Grancell’s staff for ADA compliance information, as a Shareholder, I must insist you seek outside counsel for compliance, and as a shareholder, I must insist that you and Michael Doughterty and other stakeholders demand an outside claim audit of the gross mishandling of my case, internally and externally.
Thank you for your email of last night indicating “… we remain willing to meet with you at a mutually agreeable time and place”. Looks nice on paper, but your words are not congruent with your actions.
For several weeks now I had been attempting to secure an appointment with you to engage in interactive process to plan return to work (as requested most recently as far back as May 2015). While my treatment team was astonished at your email requesting to meet in session with the doctor and me, and your refusal to provide any preliminary information, as I repeated requested, I needed information from you regarding dates of the upcoming training sessions for a Wednesday 8 am meeting at Coastline and a Thursday morning meeting in Palm Springs.
Once I advised you that I have been encouraged to seek legal counsel with an employment lawyer regarding my legal rights, you finally provided the dates of the next couple of training sessions, AFTER MY MEETINGS. I will not see the doctor again for a few weeks, and we will explore the possibilities further.
As Wyndham has all the medical information and doctor reports from WorkComp doctors necessary and pages of my requests and proposals, including the spreadhsheet I did of IF THS/THEN THAT scenarios, and I have even provided you with JANN.org and SCRIPPS Brain Injury Day Treatment Center info on what it would take to have SCRIPPS participate in the interactive process, including their fee of approximately $20,000 for the services – to include further speech, occupational and physical therapy – I don’t know how else to work with you to attempt return to work.
Consensus amongst friends and providers is that I must take actions to protect myself. Many suggest dismissing hopes to make a difference in the lives of other injured workers violated, maimed, and permanently disabled by WorkComp practices such as those I have endured at the cruel hands of Wyndham Worldwide, CNA aka American Casualty and the Grancell team of legal goons with those of the WCAB is a philosophical difference. I have talked with and met too many uninjured professionals who know the truths, and refuse to act. I truly believe that THOSE WHO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW, HAVE THE DUTY TO ACT. I know. I have a duty to act, to save my own life, expose the horrors and atrocities of the abuses of injured workers in California, America and the World, by people making a living off looking the other way, or making up stories to obfuscate facts. Such practices allowed the horrors of Hitler’s Germany to happen, not unlike the WorkComp extermination programs we have today, that profit people like you harming people like me.
So, please please please return the employee discount vouchers by 7/15/15 so that I can proceed with registration for the Fall session of the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program — One of the subjects for the next session is Emotional Intelligence at the Workplace, and I am studying the information found on the internet, SELF DEFENSE AGAINST THE CORPORATE PSYCOPATHS. http://www.softpanorama.org/Social/Toxic_managers/Communication/rules_of_verbal_self_defense.shtml On LinkedIn, I always enjoy the writings of Liz Ryan about the HUMAN WORKPLACE. You might find it of interest, also.
I look forward with anticipation to the Wyndham Proposal for return to work scheduling, training, accommodations and more. I know the employment law lawyer will wonder why I have not received such a proposal, and will likely find your request to meet with my doctor in person, on my dime, more astonishing that I did. (It does not, Tina, conform to ADA/EEOC, FEHA requirements, and whoever told you it did, gave you info to bury you. Somebody else wants your job or what? Get better sources for your information on return to work, and get some training. It’s available. “GOOGLE IT”
Linda Ayres, In Pro Per
PO Box 835
Yucca Valley CA 92286
760 368 5243
Attachments: Vouchers for Employee Discounts to attend Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program
The upcoming training dates for July and August are provided below. As you note, these dates are subject to change, and the precise locations within the cities listed have not been confirmed yet.
July : …. [omitted on web version]
Oceanside: …. [omitted on web version]
Augus t: The Brand will be based on Business/Staffing needs ….
In connection with our offer, as part of our ongoing interactive process, to meet with you and your physician to discuss your return to work options, we ask that you please provide advance notice of at least 5 (and preferably 7) days’ notice of the appointment time and location.
Regarding your mention of fees, though Wyndham is not obligated to pay for your examination by a doctor that you choose to see, the company will consider making an exception for this appointment. Please provide your doctor’s name, rate and the anticipated cost for the appointment as soon as you are able.
Hi Tina: I have not heard back from you or Melissa regarding the dates of upcoming sales training or confirmation of the tentative meeting in Indio today at 1230. Per earlier email: “I can meet you at 1230 in Indio on Jul 9. Will that work for you?” I will consider your failure to respond further confirmation that no interactive process meeting will take place yet.. In light of the continued bad faith and lightly masked hostilities, I will seek legal counsel regarding the continuous pattern of FEHA and ADA violations, and your A-typical attempts to deceive and delay return to work. Thank you. I will be back with you and Michael Dougherty, as the bulk of the violations since 2012 seem to rest on your desks as this moves out of WorkComp jurisdiction to EEOC and State and Federal ADA violations, in a pattern of continuous harm and bad faith. Sincerely, Linda Ayres, In Pro Per
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From: LINDA AYRES – We Are The Media Now <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:29:42 To: Jordan, Tina R<Tina.Jordan@wyn.com> Cc: MELISA PARAMO<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Stewart Reubens<SReubens@grancell-law.com>; email@example.com<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Michael DOUGHERTY<email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Linda Ayres<WorkCompLinda@gmail.com>; MBX – WVO Leave Support Center<WVOLeaveSupportCenter@wyn.com>; Linda Ayres<email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Return to work request and training session dates requested
Hi Tina, Thank you for your response. I still need to know the upcoming dates of the next sales training sessions for my appointment tomorrow and for the Coastline transition plan and accommodations proposal. Please advise today. Just the dates to facilitate informed discussions and planning, please.
I already found out that Palm Springs sales office is temporarily closed. Please provide anticipated reopen date, as location is another factor of concern in planning, important to me and to my treatment teams. Your non-response to the dates was similar when Scripps Brain Injury Program tried to help me return to work in August 2014, and when Dr Ponton in 2012 tried. Please try to be more helpful. They are just dates, subject to change, to facilitate discussion for return to work. The dates are what I keep asking you for and refusal to provide them seems very hostile and in bad faith. I hope I am wrong. I consider it to be continued bad faith and refusal to engage in timely interactive process.
I will take your letter to the doctor tomorrow and get back to you asap regarding availability, willingness and what else may be required, along with any additional fees that may be required. The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is already set and I NEED TO KNOW THE DATES OF THE NEXT TRAINING SESSIONS to be fully prepared for my doctor’s appointment. It’s a treatment session not a business session tomorrow morning. I can still meet with you and Melissa tomorrow afternoon for a preliminary meeting, pre doctor session to ensure a productive movement forward. I can meet you at 1230 in Indio on Jul 9. Will that work for you? Daniel Elliott @CNA used a similar tactic in 2012 to obfuscate truth and waste a treatment session with then treating Dr DeGoede, referred to by CIGNA, the Wyndham EAP provider, then CNA cheated the doctor out of 4 agreed upon session payments and then doctor would not even see me on a cash basis. I will not allow you to ruin my opportunity for treatment with this doctor too. As you know, since I represent myself in pro per, I am required to copy defense on all communication with you.
Thank you. Linda Ayres, In Pro PerWWID 415287
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Dear Linda, Thank you for your communications confirming that you are interested in returning to work on or before July 27, 2015 and confirming your interest in continuing the interactive process. In order to facilitate this process and make it as efficient and productive as possible for all concerned, we would like to plan a meeting at your physicians’office, which Melisa Paramo and I would attend along with you and your physician who you are asking to release you to return to work. We will attend with relevant job descriptions and your requested accommodations in hand so that your physician may provide feedback to all of us based on his or her medical expertise. Accordingly, please provide available dates and times for an appointment when we can hold this meeting and confirm who the doctor is, his or her office address and what his or her specialty is. If your doctor becomes unavailable for the appointment we confirm, we will ask that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can coordinate with you to reschedule the appointment at the next mutually available time.
Please note and advise your doctor that we are not seeking to be advised of your diagnosis or to be provided other personal medical information. Rather, we are interested in whether and when you will be released to return to work and what if any restrictions you may have as well as how those might be accommodated. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dear Wyndham Leave Support Center Staff:
As repeatedly attempted, and per the most recent leave accommodation, it is my intention to return to work on or before July 27, 2015. ….
I anticipate engagement in the FEHA required Interactive Process shortly, to explore and determine a timeline of necessary accommodations. In addition to previously submitted accommodation requests, which I will have to find, I will need to submit the finalized plan to my treating doctor and to the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program team as a “transition to work in Palm Springs sales office” plan for final approvals. Tina Jordan is fully aware of our need to meet as soon as possible. My next doctor’s appointment is Thursday, July 9, in Palm Springs and I could meet with Human Resources after noon on the same day.
Hi Tina, Will you please advise the date of the next two sales training classes? I want to discuss with my new doctor team. It’s looking up for a trial return to work. One doctor suggested that a trial return to work could be very beneficial and the two weeks of training telling. While people of “low average” intelligence can certainly sell time share, despite my cognitive impairments and IQ loss, if I can successfully overcome the frontal lobe, auditory and visual processing issues etc, I too may be able to succeed again. 😀 I need to know the dates of the July/August class and location and confirmation that Palm Springs Sales office is still open. I also need to know when we can meet to explore planning. In 2012 one of the WorkComp doctors responded to my question, “When will I know I am ready to return to work” with a snippy, “You’ll know you’re ready when you are back at work.” Many other doctors have said that had I received care in the first year, it was highly probable I may have returned to work in months. Again, thanks to CNA, I have simply been permanently and egregiously harmed. Too bad Wyndham has such a poor WorkComp policy. As you know, Fred Sachs sent me another useless list to work from to find a primary treating neurologist. Seemed to be the same useless one Daniel Elliott sent. Thanks to Social Security Disability and benefits, I may be able to get some legitimate medical treatment from brain injury experts, while building a treatment team for the long term medical requirements likely necessary due to the untreated brain injury of 1/9/12. I now have a local chiropractor, neurologist and psychologist. For the psychologist, for my next session, we will explore return to work planning. As you know, I want to engage in the interactive process for RTW planning. I have not received a corrected version, as requested weeks ago, of the current extension. Let’s get some real dates on the table and a meeting on calendar. Thank you. Linda Ayres, In Pro Per Lindaayres@aol.comWorkcomplinda@gmail.com PS. I am hopeful of return to work without a FEHA Lawsuit….and being the Top In House Sales Rep in Palm Springs Ever….!
I am tired of the abuse by Grancell and CNA……and I am proceeding with complaints to “supplemental people” everywhere. InjuredWorkersUniting; Silent No More
Remember remember….#WorkComp is NOT an Employee Benefit; In fact, it is an imminent danger to Employees WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. You might send this link to your” Evernote” app on your Smart Device’s “media notebook” for reference. It’s good info! Have a nice day….oh, and if you get a chance, take a peak at my LinkedIn blogs…, and see the links within the links? https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/52490934 Thank you! Even a Disabled, #WorkComp #TBSurvivor can be a part of the CommUNITY to incite positive changes in America in the world of work, and #WorkComp.
#WorkCompCentral #CompLaude Gala Awards #InjuredWorker category Nominee and Finalist with TBI…. Oh My! Huh?!
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This blog, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, is an example of what can happen when a corporation has a policy of …
Don’t call 9-11, don’t drive a head-injured worker to a hospital or emergency room, have a good laugh at the fall in a sales meeting, encourage completing work shift then driving 20 miles down an icy-mountain road then 40 more miles of desert 2-lane road to get to “go to any doctor that takes work comp insurance” and provides an incomplete DWC-1 form (no insurance carrier info; then emails later with a list of providers that no longer accept work comp insurance and demands to cease seeing the doctor seen on date of injury; defense firm later insists said action is “proper service” of an alleged ‘MPN’), no-get-well-wishes, no follow up, erroneous info, reliance on EAP to facilitate first doctors (shifting burden to health insurance vs work comp carrier) (then adjuster has extensive phone conversation with EAP designated doctor regarding severity of injuries and shortly thereafter terminates benefits, stiffing said doctor for 4 appointment payments also), no intervention to help an injured worker for nearly 3 years, no participation in FEHA interactive process, no apparent return to work program–with or without ADA accommodations, “the silent treatment” if pro-active nearly destitute injured worker is the only attendee at a corporate public JOB FAIR in an attempt to facilitate “RTW,”
Further policies appear to include introduction of injured worker to the State Welfare Systems and the generosity of charitable organizations such as THE SALVATION ARMY because of failures to provide medically necessary treatment for ‘going on 3 years’ and refusing to pay disability benefits, causing loss of professional credentials and complicating work injuries because of failures to provide immediate, reasonable and necessary medical care and shifting all burdens of the WorkComp policy benefits to others….
Defense firm attempted to coerce first year premature Settlement, without repeatedly requested brain injury evaluations and treatments, for $100k less attorney fees, that required full release of all liability, it required resignation from job, forfeiture of any/all State disability/Medicare benefits for “3 years” with callous disregard for life itself. File appears to have been churned churned churned repeatedly. Injured worker is out of pocket nearly $30,000, for self-procuring physician requested treatments and evaluations that the insurance carrier or and defense firm denied repeatedly until the new law, when the buck could be further passed on ‘non-recommendations’ for treatment by non-brain injury experts.
District Attorney indicated the complaints “have merit”….but that was quite a while ago. EEOC asked why the brain-injured worker waited so long to complain. One lawyer, after repeated attempts to find competent legal representation, after file review, concluded with the question, “So why did you wait more than 2 years for medical care for a brain injury?” D’oh!
IF THAT’S WORK COMP, WE, THE INJURED WORKERS SAY…. NO THANKS TO THOSE WHO PLACE “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES”
Earlier in 2014, the State Adult Protective Services intervened in response to complaints of financial terrorism compounding the failures to provide medical treatment for, at that time, over two years.
Ask About Brain Injuries and “Perseveration” of pen, words, thoughts and neuro-misfirings; for those in #WorkComp who do not know, the “brain” is a body part located in the head region. A witnessed slip and fall “backwards” on ice only has the “skull” to break the fall; see illustration:
We applaud David DePaolo and his Colleagues, Staff and Organization for Initiation and Continuation of the CompLaude Awards Gala! That’s pretty gutsy, and the impact must be far reaching! Thank you for the privilege of being considered in the InjuredWorker category, and if we can be of any assistance to make it a National, then an International Search for Nominations in the future, let us know.
#InjuredWorkersUniting…… WE’LL KEEP BETTER TRACK OF THE GOOD GUYS & GALS IN THE FUTURE, and become some of the Top Contributors to the Nominations Processes.
Like sages of old used to say, ‘FIND THOSE WORKING TO MAKE IT A KINDER, GENTLER NATION AND STRENGTHEN THEIR HANDS’
WE’LL DO MORE LATER. THERE WERE SOME TIME WASTING DISTRACTIONS AND HEATED ALLEGATIONS FOR AN INJURED WORKER TO CONSIDER PARTICIPATION IN AN “INDUSTRY” EVENT SUCH AS #CompLaude nominations and nominees FROM A SMALL GROUP OF ANGRY INJURED WORKERS –CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF WORKCOMP AND MORE—WHEN ASKED TO SHARE THEIR STORIES FOR A NEW INJURED WORKER BLOG THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. OH WELL. THEY BLEW IT AGAIN! CARPE DIEM, Y’ALL.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKS APPEARED TO BE FROM AGENT PROVACTEURS ATTEMPTING TO DERAIL ALL EFFORTS TO FIND THOSE HELPING –NOT HURTING– and thereby possibly extending lives IN THE WORK COMP USA PROCESSES.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. SO DO WE. “SMFH. TTFN”
Remember about PIMM patsies. Forget about BS of “establishing trust”. The first thing PIMM destroys is trust and you need to be aware that he tries to entice your weaker colleagues to spy on you. In such environment a weaker personalities often adopts the role of patsy as a self-protection mechanism and might even comply and even try to provoke you to “frank talk” that will be reported to PIMM. The environment PIMM creates is characterized by old Latin quote “Homo homini lupus est” ( Man is a wolf to his fellow-man.) They build up a power base and because they are paranoid, they turn all subordinates into paranoia wrecks: everyone becomes afraid of everyone else and the work culture begins to reflect the personality of the leader. Team soon became resemble a pack of frightened dogs. See more here: http://www.softpanorama.org/Social/Toxic_managers/Communication/rules_of_verbal_self_defense.shtml
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In October 2014, I enrolled in the Coastline ABI program. Without TTD benefits and LTD benefits, the way to continue participation in this one-to-two year program remains an unsolved mystery. A “Go-Fund-Me” fundraising event within the Timeshare and TBI world may be necessary if Wyndham and it’s agents continue to shirk legal and moral responsiblities.
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COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM
Imagine your skill set is some sort of elaborate Lego structure you use daily. Suddenly, something completely unforeseen happens and your structure crumbles. Some pieces have even gone missing. But you need the structure in order to function in your everyday life. So, you start to rebuild… (read more : view the blog archive)
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What Is the ABI Program?
Coastline’s ABI Program is a demanding one-year educational program designed to provide structured cognitive retraining for adults who have sustained a brain injury due to traumatic (such as a motor vehicle accident or fall) or non-traumatic (such as a non-age-related stroke, brain tumor or infection) injuries.
Each year, according to the Brain Injury Association, more than 700,000 Americans sustain brain damage from traumatic head injuries alone. Most are between the ages of 15 and 30 – young, active, involved individuals, suddenly and unexpectedly disabled.
In many cases, impaired attention and concentration, memory disturbances, language disabilities, and/or loss of reasoning skills prevent these individuals from resuming even minimal pre-accident activities. Awareness of limitations and shattered career and personal goals lead to frustration and depression, further contributing to the individual’s unemployment, isolation and alienation from friends, family and community.
Coastline’s ABI Program has developed a unique curriculum to address these special needs. The ABI Program emphasizes cognitive retraining, socialization, and career development to promote individual responsibility and independence. Students in the program learn strategies to compensate for deficits in:
With a strong focus on emotional adjustment to brain injury and appropriate psycho-social skills, the program teaches students to apply these skills to practical, real-life home and work environments.
Coastline’s ABI Program also offers the following program support services:
Counseling for students and their families
“Future Planning Development” (whether for employment, training, or volunteering).
Classes meet Monday through Thursday, four hours per day. The school year includes two 16-week semesters and a five week summer session.
Classes are held at Coastline’s Newport Beach Center, 1515 Monrovia, Newport Beach, CA 92663.
How a Company Does One Thing, Is How They Do Everything?
And if you are the Offending Defense Firm or any of the questionable WorkComp Providers in this case that have also contributed to the harm and further injury of other #InjuredWorkers, please and thank you, consider some restitution via contributions to COASTLINE ABI FOUNDATION.
If my case ever settles, I will ask the Judge to ensure that the 4 law firms who took on my case [#1-30 days, #2-9 months, #3-90 days, #4-45 days (duration times are approximate)]….clearly without any knowledge of handling a Brain Injury Case, did cause further egregious harm and any with liens should be provided with an equal share of 15% of the NOTHING THEY PRODUCED. Sanctions would be appropriate, but not likely.
The Judge, with Structured Settlement recommendations, will also be asked to designate the actual “15% legal fees’ to be given to the Coastline ABI Foundation, in lump sum or settlement arrangement.
The Judge will also be asked that the insurance carrier, that was awarded approximately $16,000 by the State of California in 2014, EDD department, for REFUSAL TO PAY TTD to injured worker in 2012/2013 DONATES A LIKE OR GREATER AMOUNT FROM CORPORATE PROFITS TO COASTLINE ABI.
Very interesting book keeping practices of all parties. Wyndham remains silent.
Investigations into the practice of using injured worker or State Taxpayer funds to reward insurance companies for breach of fiduciary responsibilities and breach of Labor Codes surely deserves further investigations, even though it appears to be another ‘pattern of practice’ known by all, harming only the injured workers it impacts.
To the Insurance Company Dude who asked, among other things, “…when ARE you going to die?” in a discussion of refusals to provide medically necessary treatment for nearly 3 years, all I can say is, “Not yet, Dude, not just yet.”