Please allow me to introduce myself! Here’s a pre-video announcing a new e-course, coming soon to you and yours!
My #WorkComp Coach is a channel dedicated to the Survival of Injured Workers by sharing compensatory strategies, experience, strength, hope & virtual Combat Skills that can be implemented to win the War On Workers. A degree of humor may be deployed from time to time.
AAWCGT will become an archive, as the parties in the earlier referenced matters ‘have reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement.’ You will be invited to subscribe to the new sites, just as soon as they are ready!
#Vlog4TheCure #Blog4TheCure #OccupyVirtually!
Surviving WorkComp – Combat Skills!
Can’t we just GIVE PEACE A CHANCE?
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. #Blog4TheCure #Vlog4TheCure #Dodgeradsnow
….in the subject line. Include your blog and vlog address; we’re creating a directory too! Be in it!
Details will follow soon! SUBSCRIBE! BE #ITK! OR SOL!
We’ll be strategizing about Workers Compensation, Concussions, TBI, Radiation, and Nuclear matters. A ‘Free-For-Now’ e-course is in the works….you’ll want to see it and take notes!
PS: Ask about YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK ! Each One Warn One Thousand! Or at least repost on your social media sites with the smartest people! #Dodgeradsnow
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. CONNECT THE DOTS!
This channel addresses the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business models of the WorkComp industries as well as the Nuclear Industries and will serve as a further resource for those seeking positive, life-extending solutions.
There is zero tolerance for psychopaths and comments may be edited by The Coach without warning or discussion. All positive input is more than welcome and may be included in future blogs, vlogs and addresses.
If you have friends who serve or served in the military, ask them for instructions on how POWs are to conduct themselves when captured by enemy forces. The rules seem clear enough for those with eyes to see.
We’ll introduce the WorkCompCoach e-course curriculum along with Creative Coach Amy in the next videos, complete with “Opt-In” buttons. First things first and one thing at a time!
In addition to sharing her gifts about creation of online courses and more, Amy has a special gift for you, and other Friends of Lucy Occupy’s, too! Watch for it!
It’s time to RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW! Everybody must do his/her share!
“WorkComp Survival and Combat Skills” is in the works!
It might become a free e-book. Would YOU read it?
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”
BACK TO INJURED WORKERS AND WORK COMP MATTERS (Military Personnel Are Injured Workers, too. Remember that as we go forward!)
The E-BOOK/COURSE title was going to be SURVIVING WORK COMP…..but that hardly sounds strong enough, does it?
#WorkCompChat: Brain Injury comes to some with a very surreal sense of time, space and sequence!
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…..
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!
(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.)
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”
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.
Let’s interview some of the INFLUENCERS and tell more stories about Injured Workers in America and beyond on our blogs…
Let’s see how we can save more lives of injured workers while we RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW.
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…)
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.
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.
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….
IF WE CAN SAY IT, WE CAN CREATE IT. WE SHALL DODGE THE RADS AND WE SHALL OVERCOME!
I may see some of you at the upcoming Rancho Mirage #CAAA Winter Conference…. we’ll break bread and discuss the Art of War?
IN THE MEANTIME, #DodgeTheRads! It’s Dangerous Out There and Remember remember….
“(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
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!
NOTE: LISTEN UP!
GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy
This news seems to be a purely malicious and well planned act of really bad practice by all complicit parties? #WorkCompStinks! Secret Tribunals, Fatalities and extreme abuse of the WorkingClass for the profits of the few. “WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. EXPECT US. JOIN US.” READ AND SHARE THIS BLOG. START YOUR OWN.
This is actually heinous news–utterly odious and wicked! The money trail might suspiciously lead from NFL related enterprises?….to …. where? Nawwww, that couldn’t happen, could it?
Can the President please send in the National Guard to protect California Workers now, or must more be tortured, maimed, and have their lives destroyed and shortened by WorkCompsters for the profits of the few?
Why does California demand that Orthopedic Surgeons be the primary treating doctors for BRAIN INJURED WORKERS? Nobody in Sacramento has ever head of ACOEM and MTUS and NIH for guidelines on treatment? Doesn’t California WorkComp have any PHYSIATRISTS either to refer brain injured workers to?
The WCAB and defense teams seem to act like that’s a made up word when such is requested as a PTP! WorkComp neurologists are essentially clueless about brains, not even knowing that vision and hearing are functions of the brain! D’oh! 7th Grade Kids seem to know more about brains than California QME/QME “Neurologists” and CorVel/Maximus “doctors.”
Looks like the GOV may have had a lapse of memory on his Oath of Office in his attempts at chivalry and Ms Baker? “Our Goal Is Back To Work”??
REALLY? COMPLETE SYSTEM FAIL! EXPENSIVE AND COMPLETE SYSTEM FAIL!
PS: “Mischief” is not the same as COLLUSION AND CORRUPTION, JUST SO WE ARE CLEAR!
(We wonder who pays for the Private–no journàlists allowed — DIR holiday party THIS YEAR? Last year, Youtube has some pretty …interesting….footage of ‘this is a private party’)
I don’t think the Gov’s “Oath of Office” promotes Chivalry to Ms. Baker, DIR, WCAB, Insurance Industries before the Common Good, does it? I could be wrong…. WorkComp does seems to have it’s own rules, courts and subsidies, huh, operating outside the Constitution of The United States of America on multiple issues, doesn’t it? Outside the California Constitution on multiple issues, as well.
We, the People, want the names, ranks and salaries of the parties to this action, please and thank you.
Let’s watch the unfolding drama. Investigations and Indictments seem to be in order. Will DOJ and FBI investigate these suspicious acts? We can continue to wait and wait and wait and hope.
California needs Federal Overseers of WorkComp practices to protect the Working Class, and we need it NOW!
I am not too alarmed, however. WorkComp doesn’t seem to have any neuropsychologists to refer Injured Worker’s to anyway, for at least the past ten years, based on input from Injured Workers in Southern California.
Orthopedic Surgeons seem to be the norm to be designated as treating doctors, and they joyfully report they have no knowledge of brain injuries.
(This seems to be a very weak link in their practices, since accidents with broken bones often can include head injuries…. their Society might take a closer look, or, like NFL, involve the cardiologists? D’oh! )
CAAA practices don’t seem to be much better or stronger when it comes to brain injuries; some of their members do as much harm as those paid to harm injured workers, through willful ignorance or ‘not enough money in it’ syndromes)
Last year, one case, defense tried to send the TBI survivor to a neuropsychologist for yet another evaluation–one who admitted hadn’t treated brain injury patients for over seven years… Just apparently real busy and profitable doing evaluations for Work Compsters. [
The three neuropsychologists who evaluated this injured worker (two in 2012, one in 2014) were all approved/authorized outside of the alleged MPN.
The adjuster apparently had no clue as to what type of doctor to send the Injured Worker to, and the EAP program (that IW was originally referred to a Clinical Psychologist) was a bit of good luck, as that CP doctor had tremendous brain injury knowledge, as his own son was recovering from a devastating brain injury, with the help of an interdisciplinary team of doctors and specialists.
That clinical psychologist helped walked the rookie adjuster through the process, clearly describing the dangers and the needs for immediate and appropriate medical care. The Injured Worker had to pay for the MRI’s recommended in both 2012 and again in 2014.
WorkComp peeps seem to dispute the location of the brain, and attempt to pretend it is not a body part.
WorkComp seems to approve primarily Orthopedic Surgeons and Chiropractors for brain injury, with a little PT and 40 or so face to face evaluations, and countless re-evalulations by CorVel doctors—who also seem to know little to nothing about brains.
It took nearly 3 years for the mentioned Injured Worker to get to a speech therapist and occupational therapist (3-6 months treatment were required, 16 days were authorized, then extended another 8).
One of the WorkComp leased/owned neurologists suggested that since care had been denied for two years (at that time) and since the injured worker was female and over the age of 35, no treatment was deemed necessary, contrary to all medical evidence.
The primary treating doctor since Feb 2013 has been an orthopedic surgeon, and the bulk of the denying Corvell doctors have been orthopedic surgeons. WorkComp neurologists and CorvVel and Maximus doctors seem to be simply clueless about head injuries…..or are they paid to just look the other way and write false reports to ensure denial of medical care.
Responses from DIR over the course will be located and forwarded to appropriate authorities. Seems this situation may call for intervention, finally, by DOJ/FBI.
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS STAY IGNORANT. This article could have the effect of being a call to all Americans to see the movie, CONCUSSION, in December, and search google for the facts they are hiding. DARPA is spending gazillions on brain research….. Doesn’t Sacramento stay in touch with the DARPA peeps either? D’oh!
Back in 2012, one doctor suggested that I write about my work comp experiences after a witnessed slip and fall backwards, big, hard, conk on the head, little-to-no medical care over the course, in order to help me process what was happening to me with the lack of medical care, legal chicanery, and fight for my life.
It took until the summer of 2013 to make it a blog…..the earlier writings were to WorkComp people — doctors, adjusters, lawyers, human resources. Initially, I suspected the poor treatment was simply that some of the people I was dealing with were simply stupid. I discovered it is far worse than that.
Have you seen the movie, WOMAN IN GOLD? Here’s the trailer. I watched it this week. I cringed and gasped repeatedly as I saw parallels between those atrocities, and the life destroying actions of the WorkCompsters around the nations. It is time for more Doctor’s Trials, to include the complicit sonderkommando, wouldn’t you agree?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Watch it and see for yourself how the parallels can be drawn with the devastation and destruction by the Nazi’s in the 30’s and similar destruction of life in the 21st century—of disabled workers, older workers and other ‘economically undesirable’ or ‘unprofitable’ members of the working classes. If you do watch it, pay particular attention to the cheering when the Nazi’s rolled in to Austria, and the terrors that followed and wonder about shareholders of the companies causing such atrocities. Today, they don’t roll in in tanks, it’s the sedans and stretch limos? Yikes!
If you don’t know any Injured Workers and if you are like the ‘cheering crowds’ of the profitable workcomp industries, also take a look at “The First Leaflet” and the next time medical care is denied on your watch, ask about your own humanity and soul.
Injured Workers lose their sanity, their jobs, their homes and their lives in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business model that provides windfalls of profits, faster upon death of injured workers, to insurance industries and ancillary venues.
It’s thrilling to see that the nation is finally discussing, out loud and virtually, some of the horrific atrocities of WorkComp. No more sugar-coating the atrocities. Enough of you know the real deal.
MAY AMERICA LEAD THE WAY TO STOP THESE ATROCITIES…..
We, The People, Are The Media Now. “Let’s get right to it!”
If you’re in the industry, Y’all already know what’s happening. DO SOMETHING TODAY. MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT. “ADOPT AN INJURED WORKER” AND HELP THEM ESCAPE FROM THE “assembly lines of death” and OPEN AIR DEATH CHAMBERS!
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Let’s individually and collectively conduct interviews with doctors, lawyers and others who have “left the industry” so that real issues can be addressed, in a less threatening manner, with, perhaps, some amnesty provisions for early responders.
These WorkComp challenges and atrocities are Universal —- perhaps the USA, Canada, UK and Australia have similar organizations — like WorkCompCentral + ProPublica + National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers and everybody can join forces to save/extend lives.
We’ll probably need some educational events to address BEST PRACTICES for Whistle Blowing, in all quarters, wouldn’t you agree?
It has been somewhat comforting over the past year to see discussions about the many horrors of WorkComp, along with the high profits for the insurance carriers. Romano Trust Vs. Sedgwick seems to have paved the way for carriers to “wish and hope you die” if you are an injured worker —-it’s an cost effective strategy, in perfect alignment with PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business models, also used by the Nuclear Industries?
A recent DePaolo World blog shared another story with the same trend….. Profit Before People rather than the carrier paying for transitional living facilities at approximately $40K a month, likely with the help of some nasty pharmaceutical, that injured worker’s ‘suicidal ideations’ and attempts could save that carrier a bundle….. and have “Happy Shareholders”?? Yikes! See also Guilty Without Charge
Well, recently a recommendation from another doctor/coach suggested I write about my WorkComp experiences. I shyly reported, “Well, I have a little blog already, but I do want to write a book.” Unimpressed (and previously unaware of my blogs) it was suggested that before our next meeting that I “write an Introduction and a Chapter Outline.” 😀 THIS IS THE INTRODUCTION! HERE COMES THE OUTLINE!
Did I leave anything out? Do you think a series of e-books would fly? Would you read it if it was free? Would you prefer to pay 99 cents for each e-booklet? Would you watch a webinar about Whistle Blowing, Blogging, Administrative Tasks for Injured Workers and more? Would you join groups on the NADIW.org site, LinkedIn, Facebook and elsewhere to further discussion and enhance your own blogs?
Surviving Work Comp – Draft One
INTRODUCTION (See above)
Congratulations on Your Job! But Wait — about The Benefits
Hurt on the Job? Uh Oh! HOPE FOR THE BEST — PREPARE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
Lawyer Up or Self-Represent?
How does it work?
Who are the Key Players?
How do you get medical care? Hint: Cross your fingers and hope you don’t die first!
What to Track: Money In/Money Out/Money Stopped; Doctor appointments — arrival, names, notes, tests, directions, prescriptions, off work notices; Get and read copies of all medical reports and appeals, get business cards of all parties.
What to do if treatment is denied (and it will be denied, FACT! APPEAL, SQUEAL AND SQUEEK — JUST WHISTLE)
Why Blog? What to blog — What not to blog?
Suspect Fraud? Uh oh! FIGHT BACK!
Suspect Collusion? Uh oh! FIGHT BACK!
Did HR send a Get Well Card and Speedy Recovery Wishes?
Are you disabled? File for Social Security Disability immediately if you expect to be off work 1 year or more (Hint: If it’s work comp, count on it! File churning, obfuscation of facts, fradu and chicanery often caused delay, denial, deceptions and death. FILE TODAY; If you’re lucky enough to get legit medical care and return to work, welcome to that “1%” crowd!
Follow THESE Blogs – Comment on Industry Blogs
Join the #CommitteeOfBloggers – WE WORK LIKE ANTZ – Use these memes and hashtags too!
Lost your sanity, job, home and health? Uh-oh! Find an advocate to help you fight back – LEARN TO WHISTLE! #JustWhistle, #Tweet, #Blog, #Post, #Pin etc.
Tell YOUR story here and there and Tell your Friends and Neighbors and Elected Officials…. do your best to BE SUCCINCT….. “What it used to be like, what happened, and what it’s like now” Figure you have 30 seconds to grab attention, and two minutes to hold it in a call to action.
Go Fund Me? If you don’t ask, you won’t get. TRANSCEND LEARNED HELPLESSNESS; BE CREATIVE! (Read also #TheFirstLeaflet)
Join a Class Action in Your State or Nation
Settlement Time? Yeah, right.
Then What…. HOW DO YOU MOVE ON POST-WORK COMP? How to RISE LIKE THE PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES?
ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP CORRUPTION, MISTAKES, SONDERKOMMANDO, GRAVY TRAIN WRECKS AND MORE HERE….
After reviewing the list of doctors/providers, you may be ‘baffled, puzzled, confused and perplexed’ and asked, “WHAT TREATMENTS DID THIS INJURED WORKER RECEIVE, AND HOW MANY THOUSAND AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WERE SPENT ON EVALUATIONS THAT DID NOT RESULT IN AUTHORIZATION FOR HOW MUCH MEDICALLY APPROPRIATE CARE? FOLLOW THE MONEY. ALWAYS FOR THE MONEY.
If YOU make it to the “NAUGHTY LIST” all thanks go to CNA and defense firm, Grancell Stander et al, and of course, to Wyndham Worldwide for corporate irresponsibility and callous disregard for the life of an injured worker, in a serious breach of human right and ethics, extreme discrimination of injured workers with disabilities, not excluding age and gender discrimination issues. They could have made a difference. They chose not to. Bummer.
Will someone let DIR Director Christine Baker know what happens where there are only illegitimate practices and legal chicanery in brain injury cases? Everybody planning to watch #Concussion?
Find Physiatrists and Neuropsychologists and their inter-disciplinary teams for helping Injured Workers with brain injuries, and stop relying on Orthopedic Surgeons who admittedly know little to nothing about brain injuries, although along with chiropractors who are the first doctors often seen after a slip and fall or foot ball injury or car crash. Most experts will not play the killing games of Workers Compensation, as they took an OATH TO DO NO HARM. Did you?
Also, encourage investigations into who writes these regurgitations called reports, without benefit of legitimate medical evaluations, and how much money is wasted. Investigate why/how defense firms can have the pattern and practice omission of hundreds of pages of medical records with intent to deny medical care.
Governor Brown, could you kindly have the Attorney General Investigations of corruption at the highest levels of Workers Compensation, and encourage Governors across the USA to do like-wise, and dispatch the National Guard to protect injured workers from these WorkCompsters? The FBI stands ready to help and maybe even the District Attorneys. Thanks a bunch!
Dr. Jaime Whitlock – DC
Dr. Jay SanVictores – MD, GP – Urgent Care
Dr. Daniel DeGoede – Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Esmail Sebti – Neurologist
Dr. Gurvinder Sunny Uppal – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. John Lambros – MD, ER
Dr. Christopher Hancock – MD, Radiology
Dr. Eileen Kang – NeuroPsychologist
Dr. Stephen Waldman, MD, Neurologist
Dr. Lynda Wells – PhD, EEG NeuroFeedback Practitioner
Diana Wallace, Acupuncturist
Dr. Marcel Ponton – Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist
Dr. Gunn, Neuropsychologist
Dr. Khalid Ahmed – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Hoang – Optometrist
Dr. Nguyen – Optometrist
Dr. David Patterson – MD, Physiatrist
Dr. Tyson Chung – Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Gilbert Jaudy, DC – FACFN, FABVR, CCST, Functional Neurology
Dr. Jacob Rabinovich, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Bijan Zardouz, MD – Neurologist – QME
Dr. James O’Brien, MD – Forensic Psychiatrist, AME
Julie Simmons- MA, PSY.D
Dr. Darren Bergey – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
James Lanier, PA
Crystal Crites, PT, MPT
Jennifer Diemart, MA, CCC-LSLP
Dr. Eric Ikeda – Neuro Optometrist
Debra Outlette, MS, OTR/L
Don Risser, Acupuncturist
Dr. Ronald Kent – MD, Neurologist, QME
Dr. Lynn Lowell, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Dr. Seymour M. Young, MD – Neurologist
Dr. Hilda Chalgujian, Neuropsychologist
Dr. Michael Lobatz – MD, Neurologist
Jessica Martinez, OTR/L, HTC, PAM
Kelly Owen, MA, CCC-SLP
Margaret Fuller, MA, OTR/L
Rebecca Askew, MPT
Suzanne Carr, DPT
Catherine Fabian, AuD
Julie O. Johns, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Jeffrey Holmes – MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. James Pasino – Neuropsychologist
Dr. Jay Jurkowitz – MD, Neurologist
Hoag Memorial – ER
Dr. Christian Reichart, DC
CORVEL TEAM SINCE 2013, 3D Practices — They even harm Cops, right Mayor Betsy? Did the Unions get to the bottom of the bad behavior by Corvel out in Ft. Worth yet? You should see how Injured Cops and Firefighters are treated in California. Shameful, indeed! Reams of Denials via CorVel for ADJ8181903! (Chronoloical Order, 2013 to present….notice a pattern of expertise of denying parties?) CorVel reports tend to be convoluted regurgitations of disorganized and incomplete medical records, violations of HIPPA rights, and inappropriate reviewers for types of injuries. Readers may opine that the submitting RNs wrote the reports, poorly and incoherently, for the most part.
Grace Napoles, RN – Utilization Management Department
Keith Louwenaar, MD – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, CorVel “Physician Advisor”
Joanne Palladino, RN, MSN, CNS – Utilization Management Department
Lailannie B. Matthews, RN, BSN – Utilization Management Department
H. Leon Brooks, MD, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sloane R. Blair, MD – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Melinda Rubel, RN – Utilization Management Department
Maureen E. Mackey, MD – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lexi-Welanetz-Bursin, Psy.D., CA – Clinical Psychologist
Jean Caldwell, RN BS CCSM JC
Kenneth L. Nudleman, MD – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Harish Porecha, MD
Jennifer Tayag-Castillo, RN, BSN – Utilization Management Department
Elena Vega, Supervisor, Utilization Management Department
Jeannie Romero, RN – Utilization Management Department
Lorne S. Label, MD – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MAXIMUS FEDERAL SERVICES, INC.
Dr. Paul Manchester, MD, MPH – Medical Director, Specialty, Neurological Surgery
In the observed slip and fall backwards on ice by Wyndham Worldwide Vacation Ownership Sales Executive Linda Ayres on 1/9/12, the following people have been involved in the case, evaluations and determinations of care for a well diagnosed concussion/traumatic brain injury/closed head injury/ptsd and more. Summary statements in this blog: Surviving Work Comp — Just Do It!
Orders are face to face medical exams for the first set of chronological providers, separated by year by an underline….starting in 2012. (Blatant disregard of ACOEM/MTUS guidelines, but that’s for another blog.) Second set are CorVel and Maximus regurgitation reports, apparently written by RNs or others and signed by a variety of doctors, citing guidelines for necessary treatment, and somehow denying it anyway. Plenty of expensive bla bla bla. DO THE MATH. FOLLOW THE MONEY. ASK MORE QUESTIONS?
For now, let’s just make the list. Is your name on it? “Let’s get started.” Remember, all of these people have made money for seeing/knowing the Injured Worker. Did they all provide “care” or “medical treatment”?
In contrast, Injured Worker was denied benefits, denied medical care, forced to file for welfare with Social Services and rely on the charity of friends and the Salvation Army—-proving that with Wyndham Timeshare, there are “No Free Gifts” and there is blatant and callous disregard for lives of injured workers and customers. A friend shared this link with more news on how Wyndham Worldwide behaves in the global marketplace.
While WCAB seems to deem “evaluation after evaluation after evaluation” as evidence of InjuredWorkers receiving medical care, the Information and Assistance Officer, last resort for help for unrepresented Injured Workers, is not a doctor, nor a lawyer, and practice without those licenses is questionable indeed.
The dubiousness appears compounded when good doctors properly make legitimate and conservative recommendations for immediate and necessary care, only to have the recommendations denied by attorneys and adjusters in 2012, then, aided and abetted by Team CorVel. Advising an Injured Worker to “have better control” of counsel when represented is a joke—if CAAA can’t police their own members, how can a Worker with a Brain Injury be expected to know when representation proves to be totally incompetent, dangerous, and worse?
CAB Commissioners and DIR seem complicit in the Gravy Train, at least in this case, which so many Super Lawyers indicate is ‘just how it is’ — happens to everyone — very common case, or maybe they just don’t know. More on attorneys in another blog.
Follow this blog for more details that everybody knows but has kept the dirty secrets behind closed doors, while American workers and taxpayers pay and pay and pay—-with life, liberty and justice for none attacked by the Workers Compensation maiming killing brigades.
By the time you finish reading this blog, you will have a better idea of why Workers Compensation Survivors call it a GRAVY TRAIN WRECK. (Some of these doctors were paid by CNA, some were paid by CIGNA, some were paid by the Injured Worker (unreimbursed medical expenses and miles to date exceed $43,300 – failures to receive adequate treatment have caused permanent and irreparable damage to IW.
Without WorkersCompensation, legitimate insurance would have facilitated care that would have been immediate, expert, reasonable, beneficial and IW may have returned to work within months, back in 2012. Without care, Injured Worker has been advised to make plans for Assisted Living in light of risk of dementia, with a need for personal assistance now. Thanks WorkCompsters!
WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD – State of California
3737 N. Main Street, 3rd floor
Riverside, CA 92501
RE: ADDENDUM TO DOR AND OBJECTION TO PETITION TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE (sent yesterday)
Dear Judge Hill:
I pray the Court will finally intervene on my behalf, and on behalf of all American Injured Workers subjected to such abuses by the insurance industries and their goon squads.
Senator Fuller suggested that I take my concerns to the DIR, and the FBI suggested I take my concerns to the DOI. Been there, done that. There will be a special blog soon on how and which State Officials and Agencies and Legal Communities also fail injured American Workers, in this case and in others.
As I am preparing for your Court and re-filing all the medical/legal papers in my possession, in reviewing the Medical Index in use by the Defense, I noticed yet another omitted report dated February 6, 2015 from Dr. Hilda Chalgujian regarding these very subjects. It is a 2 page summary after a series of “discouraging” CorVel communications. DR HILDA CHALGUJIAN 2 6 2015 FAX_20150217_1424143081_1 (1)
I ask that you include this in your reconsideration of your order to compel me to see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor as well as yet another set of neuro-psych tests for a very well documented brain injury of 1/9/12, treated by defense primarily with a few chiropractic sessions, a few clinical psychologists in 2012, 2013 had some physical therapy, 2014 finally saw to some speech therapy, occupational therapy and more physical therapy and sessions with neuro-psychologist and a few acupuncture sessions. That’s hardly compliance with ACOEM, MTUS or even common sense.
Dr. Chalgujian’s initial report is approximately 40 pages, which includes her testing results and her comprehensive review of all medical records up to April 2014, when she agreed to begin to treat me. Defense had no neuro-psychologists and I had to make many calls to find a local brain injury expert, and Dr. Chalgujian’s name was constantly recommended. As a result, she agreed to treat me, then defense wanted her to do another evaluation, which she agreed to and provided.
Please note that the difference between Dr. Chalgujian’s reports and those of QME/AME doctors — Dr. Chalgujian does the testing herself, and writes the reports herself, and reviews all the medical records herself. I know of no doctor in the WorkComp system that does so — in fact, a few have admitted that their “well trained” (non-medical staff) write the expensive reports that that doctors just sign. I suspect most don’t even even review them, or if they do, I would have to further suspect how they made it through medical school.
I don’t know if Dr. Chalgujian has been paid for her reports or all therapy visits; I know that Defense has refused to reimburse me for even those medical miles (90 miles, round trip; weekly for a while; gas at approximately $4.00/gallon. I hope to meet with Dr. Hilda to discuss resuming treatment with her, either via my alleged Workers Compensation Insurance coverage, or via my Medicare policy, awarded through recent total disability designation by the Social Security Administration.
If CNA continues to refuse to provide estimated Permanent Disability funds (they have breached the Law repeatedly on refusals to pay TTD as well, so there is no reason for me to expect right action or legal compliance at this stage either) , with penalties, and if WCAB allows them to continue all these atrocities, then I will be unable to continue at the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury program in Newport Beach — the lodging, travel and meals out are too expensive and I don’t know how I am to survive on the SSA award income.
Without completing the Coastline program, and dealing with the vision and auditory processing issues, speech and vestibular issues and other yet unknown issues (EEG scheduled for next month, self-procured, because CNA doesn’t apparently think they are valid for brain injury diagnosis, nor have they provided MRI’s) I don’t know how I will ever be ready for a trial return to work.
If I am unable to return to Coastline 8/24/15, my entire support system will break down, leaving me somewhat defenseless and could cause a loss of all the progress I have made in learning compensatory strategies.
Neuro-vision evaluations and vision therapy, acupuncture, Brain MRI’s (2012, 2014) as well as scientifically based functional neurology treatments have been self-procured since carrier’s callous disregard for law and life is indisputable; in October 2014, a State run program, the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program at Coastline Community College, best in the nation for people with disabilities and more, has also been self-procured.
How is this and EXCLUSIVE REMEDY when doctors are simply paid to write reports with recommendations for treatments that are ignored, then the select few doctors write clearly false reports at the beckoning of the defense, and the defense churns the file for billable hours, shifting cost burdens to injured workers, State & Federal Tax payers?
With the thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars the defense has paid for reports – false and otherwise – a fraction of those monies spent on medically necessary care might have helped me heal, and perhaps returned to work at any point along the way. I have SPENT more than $43,000 to-date to survive these atrocities.
How many thousands of dollars has the defense laundered through how many unclean hands to cause such harm to me, and Injured Workers like me? “Follow the money. Always follow the money.”
“Compel” the defense to identify what TREATMENTS they have provided; I CAN PROVIDE A LIST OF ALL RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS THAT THEY FAILED & REFUSED TO PROVIDE SINCE DATE OF INJURY.
COMPEL THIS! WorkComp Defense to provide medically necessary treatments as part of Exclusive Remedy
Is it time for more serious discussion about THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS’ COMP? ProPublica peeps have just discussed the tip of the iceberg….Write on Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes! Keep involving the industry experts…..shatter their delusions.
Let’s do something good for America, your Honor.
Hold these insurance companies and their defense firms accountable for their actions, and do what you can for some house cleaning at 3737 North Main Street.
Thank you for your consideration and an expedited hearing. Mediation might be a good idea to save the Court some bother, wouldn’t you agree? It would be great if a representative from the Corporate Fraud Unit of the Office of the District Attorney could be invited to observe and review.