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Hannah Posted At 22:14:14 01/09/2001
1.I have seen a Workman Compensation Lawyer(Knee injury at work..Nurse)
2.Doctor did not give me work slip to be removed from floor work, though he states I need a cane or crutches, and no ambulatory work. I was not given follow-up appointment no pain medications. 3.I am still presently working with much difficulty and pain along front of Knee Cap and inner side of knee..4. All X-Rays taken show need for surgery. 5.My workman Compensation papers have been accepted.6.The lawyer told me to keep working would look better for me in court(since Doctor totally neglected a workslip.7.After Doctor realized I went to Lawyer he sent my Progress Notes to Modified Work Dept.8.They where unable to clear me from the floor because doctor did not offically remove me.9. What do I do ? 10.Now the Lawyer said its between me and my doctor to make these arrangement.11. This lawyer along has been telling me "Just keep doing what your doing"ie:keep working.12. I feel Doctor and Lawyer are both big screw ups!!! 13. I am in major PAIN and no one is meeting my needs and I will be paying this lawyer 12% of settlement and he tells me nothing "Just keep working". Help Please !!!!!!!!!
Tarzan Re: Question (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 09:15:33 01/10/2001

Second opinion, find a doctor, willing to help. Ask your friends at work, who is good, and who is not in the insurance companies pocket.

Being a nurse you should know how much pain is acceptable, bend your knee, and keep it up, ice, motrin, a wrap.

Ask your doctor for a second opinion. A list of 5-6 good doctors. With who is most likely to help on top, and closest to your home.

Don't expect anyone to be forthcoming, they are only interested in saving money. And not yours.

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