Posted by Merle Campbell on June 25, 1999 at 23:20:53:
My wife was injured at Nordstrom. They initially took good care of her.
Then her doctor faile to write a work release in time (14 days)and they
refused to pay her a week of compensation.
I complained, Trish Williams of Nordstrom said we are only following the
law. Nordstrom refused to pay her travel expense, medical bills, and
medicene within thirty days as required by Oregon Statute. So much for
"We are only following the Law".
Nordstrom sent my wife to her third Independent Medical Examination (IME).
The Doctors at Orthopadic Medical can best be discribed as professional
liars. Their job is to lie about the injured victim to cause denial of
workers comp benefits. They are very good at that.
In fact an attorney told me that Ron Turco, a shrink, plays both sides.
If you are a cop on a stress claim he will bring home the award for you.
The attorney said he was a reserve police officer. Must have something
to do with a macho self image.
(I am the son of a long line of law enforcement professionals and fully
respect the men and women of the law enforcement community. The last six
years of my job prior to my retirement were in direct support of law
enforcement, I don't hate cops.)
My wifes attorney told her Nordstrom wanted her out, did not want to see
her wear a neck brace on the floor at Nordstrom. She settled her claim for
twenty thousand dollars and no medical coverage for a permant injury.
Her attorney encouragerd her to take the award because she was considered
stable, another words no improvement in her neck and shoulder injury was
expected. Tough luck you are out of work and out of comp benefits.
My wifes COBRA insurance lasted 18 months. She has been turned down at
several HMO's because of ther neck and shoulder injury. She is on super
high cost continuation coverage with super low benefit because of her
Nordstrom injury. They are home free. Mary lost a good job with annual
wages greater than the total settlement. Her attorney received 25 percent
of the settlement. She net $15,000. Her meds and medical are now barely
Work at Nordstrom and in Oregon at your own risk. If you are injured hang
on tight, you are about to get screwed badly
Colonel, AUS, (Ret)
Pls forgive spelling or grammer errors, I am to pissed to really care.
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