CompLaude 2015 Gala Meet Up? We met last year and …..

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Remember We Met at CompLaude Awards Gala 2014?  Have YOU made your 2015 Nominations?

Here’s the WorCompCentral link, for your convenience:  https://www.workcompcentral.com/gala-voting

Will you be there on Saturday, December 5, 2015?  Did you see David’s videos asking about YOUR nominations?

Nomination Deadline Extended to NOMINATE A PERSON
Individual * Leadership * Medical * Legal * Injured Worker

Nominate A Company
Employer * Service

You Haven’t Nominated Yet?  (See what David DePaolo has to say about THAT in THIS video!)

I’m working on my nominations today!  We have a few more days….Deadline pressures!  C’mon, David and his team can’t find all the good peeps by themselves. Submit at least one—perhaps in every category.

As an Injured Worker (one of last year’s 4 finalists!), I am very grateful for the energy and work David and his team have put into the CompLaude Awards, and the open discussion about the challenges facing Americans everywhere.   I am very grateful to have attended a few industry events, and thereby discover there are some good people in this life-destroying system.

In my case, TBI injury was 1/9/12 and in May 2015, I was finally Awarded Social Security Disability benefits [cost shifting complete, huh?]

WorkComp carrier did provide a few more chiropractic sessions since we last met, and now, with Medicare, now I get to see legitimate doctors, with legitimate evaluations and LEGITIMATE TREATMENTS. I have some hope now.  The movie, CONCUSSION, may serve to shake up the WorkComp industry soon.

Would you believe I have been evaluated by 39 doctors, most all recommendations for treatment denied or severely modified since date of injury, and the CorVel denials include reams of paperwork since 2013, and a team of 20…. their names are all listed in the blog AAIWN blog:

CONCUSSION IS CONTROVERSIAL – WORKCOMP AND NFL USE 3D PLAYBOOK? “DELAY-DENY-DIE”

WORKERS’ COMP TRAIN WRECK –  WHO HAS BEEN NAUGHTY AND WHO HAS BEEN NICE?

David DePaolo is collecting the Nice list, the teams at ProPublica are collecting the ‘naughty’ list… and I’m contributing to BOTH! ;p


Every movement needs a Flower, and every movement needs it’s ‘screamers and whistlers’….  The Work of ProPublica, in particular, Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes and their teams seems to be of extreme importance as the national investigations commence.  Here’s David’s take on the effort…GET INVOLVED; SAVE SOME LIVES.

“I urge you, as a workers’ compensation professional, to be part of this reporting. We have a story to tell just as much as any injured worker.” – David DePaolo

 Beacon on Disparity – DePaolo’s World  – Thoughts and impressions on workers’ compensation and life

Here are stats for my blog, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, “since Summer 2013″….

#InjuredWorkersUniting   #SilentNoMore

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A new website is under construction that will also enhance the Resources page… particularly if you have services available to unrepresented Injured Workers, send me an email so we can tell the others.  As you may know, of the approximately “15%” of unrepresented workers, it’s a last resort, not a first, and a good many have had unsuccessful representation by 3-5 CAAA attorneys.  Follow the blog, if you will.

We’re looking to find a Team of Paralegals and related services that can fill that gap and perhaps save some lives that are ‘economically irrelevant’ to the legal communities due to multiple attorneys being ‘lien holders’ for failures to perform and worse
“Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”

Remember Remember…. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. CompLaude 2015 Gala coming up….get YOUR nominations in by next Tuesday.

See you there?

PS… Below is the email I sent last year….. and have been meaning to stay in touch, but my case has been…. what it is!

Sent on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Great to Meet You at the WorkCompCentral #CompLaude event

One of my favorite sayings is: WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW!  This is a touch base note to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

As an #InjuredWorker, it was great to meet you at the 3rd Annual #WorkCompCentral WorkCompLaude Awards!

As 2014 wraps up, I know we are all very busy, so let’s be in touch again in the new year. We may have mutually beneficial opportunities ahead.  Did you see all the tweets at #WCCgala and #complaude? What a great educational day it was!

At first glance of all the marketing materials collected, I didn’t see too many social media resources?  Are you LinkedIn?  Do you Tweet?  Blog? Facebook? Pin? Email?  Injured Workers are Uniting and it may be mutually beneficial to share about YOUR services, observations, and expertise.   (I am seizing this opportunity to try MAIL CHIMP…an expert recommended it!)

As I told David DePaolo before leaving, “It was great to meet so many wonderful people and to see that not EVERYBODY in work comp wants to kill us injured workers for profits!”  He smiled and had a charming reply!
As one of the CompLaude four #InjuredWorker finalists, a fresh perspective may be useful to your communities as well.  Future blogs will include more information on several of the people and groups discovered at the event, along withe some “Expert Opinions” with an aim toward saving lives of injured workers while keeping things profitable for y’all.
All the best to you and yours!  Let’s MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2015!
Sincerely,
Linda Ayres, In Pro Per
#TBI & #WorkCompSurvivor
 
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    Timeshare Settles WorkComp Brain Injury Case for $3.5 million?

    Timeshare Settles WorkComp Brain Injury Case for $3.5 million?

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

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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 percepti

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    Injured on YOUR Job? Tell YOUR Story! Blog about it! Vlog About it! Talk About it! #WoW #WarOnWorkers #WorkCompChat ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS NOWhttps://lnkd.in/btH3gtS TELL YOUR STORY! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.

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    Thanks Richard! ‘Don’t be a dope! Follow the money. Always follow the money.’ Let’s hope Loretta Lynch can..

    California is Going to Pot

    California is Going to Pot

    LinkedInFor MariaNo, this post is not about the water shortage in California, but whether or not, medical marijuana will be allowed in workers’ comp.David De Paolo’s posts abo…
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      #WorkCompsters even fight scheduling authorized appointments for pain relief provided by acupuncture and chiropractic.☆ ( churning files, wasting judge time, and torturing workers)☆ The dopes apparently only authorize expensive & profitable opiates that enable them to control and terrorize doped workers… ☆ And the tales of the addicted injured workers being cut off from their supply are endless…☆ ‘Don’t be a dope! Follow the money. Always follow the money.’☆ Let’s hope Loretta Lynch can start work comp corruption investigations in California…☆ #CountOnMe

Is #WorkComp Really a War on Workers — #WOW! Domestic Terrorism?

  vs Wyndham Worldwide et al  ADJ8181903

#WorkComp War On Workers?!  Who else knows?! questions and answers  complicated and simple

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Corvel, Maximus and War On Workers…. ADA SOS (Gov. Code, § 12940, subd. (a).)

WHO IS PROTECTED?”  OPEN LETTER TO CORVEL CORPORATION ET AL

Demolition of Workers' Comp
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation
Corvel McCrory Fraud Stats questioned by Experts
http://ncworkcompjournal.com/2015/03/30/mccrorys-fraud-statistics-questioned-by-experts/

From: Linda Ayres
To: elena_vega – CorVel
Cc: fred.sachs ; SReubens ; michael.dougherty ; LINDAAYRES ; wynlinda ; workcomplinda ; mary.falvey ; tina.jordan
Sent: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 7:08 pm
Subject: Linda Ayres vs. Wyndham Worldwide et al / CORVEL NON-RECOMMENDATIONS AND CLAIM EVALUATIONS FOR 2013

Dear Elena,

Thanks for the tip on DWC-IMR Maximus processes. I hope it helps! We’ll see! Another favor?

I am compiling information on all the non-recommendations and claims evaluations since date of injury, 1/9/12. Apparently I do not have the 2013 correspondence, from CorVel, as much of it was sent by your company to the former defense counsel, after you had been properly noticed to cease and desist. Some of it, if I ever received it, I may have simply misplaced. The pieces I have found do not show proof of service to me. You may recall my emails regarding violations of my HIPPA rights and continued anyway.

If you will kindly send me everything for 2013 I would appreciate it so I don’t have to sort it with the pieces I do have.

Will you please email me Friday morning the complete Non-Recommendations and Modifications and Claims evals for all of Dr. Darren Bergey’s requests for treatment in 2013. Everything from Ballard Brain Rehab, to chiropractic, to accupuncture, to neurology, psychology, neuro-psychology, neuro-optometry and more.

Prior to Dr. Bergey, 2/2013, all failures to provide medical care were handled directly by both the defense law firm and the adjuster, both non-physicians, cleverly avoiding a paper trail. The information and assistance office was of no help to me, and in fact, when I inquired how to deal with the grossly inaccurate and possilby fraudulent reports (per DIR definition of Fraud with intent to deny medical care) ( of Dr. Zardouz, Dr. O’Brien, and Dr. Kent, I was advised to simply write a note saying,”I object to these reports.” I did as instructed, but the fraud was never addressd, and these faulty reports are continuously used as weapons of continuous and egregious harm to me. That is being dealt with shortly, as there are interested Tasks Forces in the Offic of the DA, not the office number Dr. O’Brien dared me to report him to. It’s been over 3 years and I am continuously denied the right to be heard by a WC Judge on my right to medical care. I’m not the only injured worker self-represented. That must change, and it may take Congressional intervention. At least their looking now, huh?

By copy, if Fred Sachs, adjuster, has medical evidence of 2012 denials of requests by Dr. Daniel DeGoede,, Clinical Psychologist I was sent to by the Wyndham Worldwide Employee Assistance program who was the initial PTP and worked closely with Daniel Elliott to organize the first neuro-psychology exams and then briefly Dr. Uppal, appointed by the first law firm I retained, and then the requests by Dr. Marcel Ponton, Clinical and Neuropsychologist, appointed by the Court after a hearing in June 2012 exposing that the MPN was never properly served, and seemed not to exist at all.— PLEASE SEND ME THE 2012 DETERMINATIONS OF DENIALS OF MEDICAL CARE… Doctors didn’t deny, it was non-doctors, but there has to be a process to deal with such matters as well.

The adjuster and I worked very closely in February 2012, trying to find providers in the field of neurology and neuropsychology. Daniel cheated Dr. DeGoede out of several agreed upon and authorized sessions, and left me without any support whatsoever. Had care been authorized in 2012, I would not be writing this email today, and I would not have lost the last 3+ years of my life to such a vile system. Oh well, it is what it is, huh?

Investigative Journalists have taken a further interest in my dilemma, and with all the buzz about CorVel and ProPublica etc….. I want to be able to provide them with all the facts, so people can draw their own conclusions about my case, and the discrimination of injured workers with disabilities like mine, my age, and my gender. . I need the materials also because my civil rights are being further violated by the defense, and the Department of Justice has invited me to share more information, which I will gladly do.

By copy to the Defense firm, while you have repeatedly advised that you have no expertise in ADA and employment law, continued harm caused by your firm will be handled by the proper authorities in due course. Google FEHA, ADA, and Brain Injury.

Ok, pretty please send those 2013 CorVel non-recommendations that I am not copied on and don’t have to me electronically, and was not provided by the PTP, so I didn’t learn much about Maximus till recent corruption articles.

BTW, many of your superiors seem to have quite an appreciation for my LinkedIn profile. Please let them know there is no reason to stalk my wall, I accept all invitations to LinkUp…. friends and enemies alike. The Defense attorney and the Wyndham Risk Manager seem to have a relationship that goes ‘way back’ and I am now fearful that such a conflict of interest may be a factor in the continuous harm to me, and that department’s repeated failures to communicate with me and it’s failures to conduct a long over due claim audit. Michael would never even help me when I asked for help with reimbursements and TTD payments. Awful. That New Jersey politician is taking some serious heat for promoting the CorVel allegations of employee fraud being “40%”…. I suggested it might be an internal statistic, on the low side. Corporate fraud is of extreme interest in the news today. Let’s give them the facts on my case and let the public draw it’s own conclusions, shall we?

I hope most of you never have to experience the extreme horrors this WorkComp charade has put me through.

Linda Ayres, In Pro Per
reolinda@aol.com
wynlinda@gmail.com
CALIFORNIA

When YOU tell the simple horrors of YOUR work comp experience, do the experts try to dismis it as hyperbole?  Must be comforting to them, yes?
When YOU tell the simple horrors of YOUR work comp experience, do the experts try to dismiss it as hyperbole? Must be comforting to them, yes?

More on CorVel?

McCrory’s Fraud Statistics Questioned by Experts http://ncworkcompjournal.com/2015/03/30/mccrorys-fraud-statistics-questioned-by-experts/

What would Dr Yamacrook do? “Win?Win?” situations..  IME’s 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMRi1Cn4L5c

https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/?s=CORVEL
https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/?s=CORVEL

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IF YOU HAVE A JOB, STAY SAFE. IT’S BRUTAL IF YOU’RE HURT ON THE JOB!

Do you think this means that because CNA refuses to get me training and treatment so I can return to work (it’s been over 3 years now) that they are breaking this law? And making my employer, WyndhamWorldwide a party to such a law breach?

Looks like disabled people are allegedly already protected… hmmm….just found some things on FEHA while looking for other things…. I have no interest in going to law school to save my life, but surely they can see the value of the state run program, COASTLINE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM….they have been helping people with Brain Injuries return to the community and work for over 25 years. All CNA can approve is some chiropractic, acupuncture and evaluations for over 35 doctors…. for brain injuries? D’oh! ain’t that nothing!

“12940. It is an unlawful employment practice . . . [f]or an employer, because of the . . . , physical disability, mental disability, . . . of any person, to refuse to hire or employ the person or to refuse to select the person for a training program leading to employment, or to bar or to discharge the person from employment or from a training program leading to employment, or to discriminate against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. “ (Gov. Code, § 12940, subd. (a).)

WHO IS PROTECTED?

THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE:
PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
PEOPLE WHO HAVE A RECORD OR HISTORY OF A DISABILITY
PEOPLE OR ARE REGARDED OR PERCEIVED AS HAVING A DISABILITY.
ALSO PROTECTED ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY

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Please visit www.ada.gov to view the new electronic form.

Effective March 15, 2015, e-mail complaints will no longer be accepted by the DOJ.

However, complaints will still be accepted by U. S. mail.

Contact the DOJ’s ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (v); 1-800-514-0383 (tty) to receive a paper complaint form by mail.

http://www.ada.gov/complaint/

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LEGAL STRATEGIES TO INCREASE LEGAL FEES AND #WorkComp PREMIUMS TODAY

Rule #1:  “…. so, ignore all protests that appear widely in Social Media and Industry outlets…..”

  • Got #TBI?  Lawyer Up? Patterns of Practice in the #WorkComp Industries in America?

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  • The pattern of practice in the WorkComp industries in America for treatment of traumatic brain injury appears to be:

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    1. Immediately terminate disability benefits upon confirmation of diagnosis of brain injury in any of the ICD-9 codes (Within 90 days.)  Delay and Deny all requests for experts and medical care, without fear or consequences until death or settlement, whichever comes first.

    2. Shift financial burden to State agencies, delay reimbursements as long as possible, and negotiate severe discounts at InjuredWorker and tax payer expenses for lien settlements.

    3. Authorize numerous expensive medical evaluations by Orthopedic Surgeons and non Brain Injury experts, and ignore/deny/non-recommend all recommendations for specialist evaluations and treatments; do not even reimburse medical miles to injured worker, adding to financial hardships created.  Discount medical fees severely, and terminate doctors (temporarily or permanently)  from MPN if they try too hard to obtain medical care authorizations.

    4. Offer premature settlement of $100,000, less attorney fees, without benefit of proper medical evaluations and immediate reasonable and necessary treatments after approximately one year of 3-D practices, Delay, Deceive, Deny…

    5. Premature settlement offer also requires injured worker to forfeit any future medical treatment, forfeit right to apply for social security disability, forfeit right to unemployment and yes, it also requires resignation from employment, without recourse. Attempt by carriers to shift burdens to ‘Affordable Care.’

    Advise clients to have absolutely NO RETURN TO WORK interactive process and shun all requests for RTW with or without accommodations.  Rely on doctor’s regular reports of TTD, and continue to fail to authorize and/all requests for medical care that would facilitate RTW.

    6. Omission of medical records with intent to deny medical care is an apparent successful common pattern of practice, involving days of Judge face-to-face time to obtain Court Order for defense to include all medical records. No consequences when patterns of deceptions and med-legal chicanery continue. Doctor reports moving dates of injury a year forward to falsely substantial first year records as evidence of ‘pre-existing injuries’ seems to be another standard practice, and when objected to, dates are corrected in expensive supplement reports, but not conclusions.

    7. Designation of an Orthopedic Surgeon as the Primary Treating Physician, with initial intent that said MD would organize specialty doctors, then all specialty requests for evaluations and treatment with specialty doctors are to be ignored or passed on to UR, without full medical evidence, for further non-authorizations.

    WC evaluating neurologists suggest analgesics for TBI, and exercise, despite vestibular disorders, and seem in the dark that vision processing is via the brain, not the eyes.

    8. In collusion with others in the legal & work comp field, when competent counsel has not been secured by injured worker, continuous file churning for profits is the pattern of practice, along with bullying, terrorism and threats not only to injured worker, but to doctors requesting appropriate medical care; some threats appear to fall into the category beyond fraud to extortion?

    Such actions appear approved by not only WC but also DIR and DA and DOJ? Adult Protective Services frowns on the practices that cause continuous harm to such injured workers, and are unafraid to speak up. Salvation Army has also proven it’s charitable contributions in California. Local Crisis Center, State Funded, are also a source of help to injured workers when WC fails.

    If #InjuredWorker refuses to be drugged for compliance with legal chicanery, Defense can offer legal opinion of incompetence and suggest designating “Conservator”.

    IF Injured Worker fights back and cannot find competent WorkComp legal counsel, and Judge refuses to allow hourly-fee-basis legal help to unrepresented worker, although the guidelines suggest it is within the Judge’s authority to do so, ignore all protests that appear widely in Social Media and Industry outlets.  

    Object to any/all InjuredWorker  offers for mediation and settlement with lawyer-ly rudeness disguised as politeness, audacity, arrogance and further bullying….for more billable hours. Read nothing, “just say no.”

    9. Full breach of all fiduciary responsibilities to insured corporation and injured worker, without consequences and without Claim Audit by Corporation.

    Results? DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.  See More:

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