Re: i need workmans comp help bad!
I want to start off by giving you my most heartfealt sympathy for you and your mother, she is very fortunate to have a child that has her best interests at heart, that is rare in this day and age. I wish you the best of luck.
Having said that, the following is going to be very difficult to write, and it is not what you want to hear (or read). Each State has thier own quirky stupid W/C rules, I agree that your only recourse at this time would be to retain an attorney. A 77 year old with previous surgery in the same area in question will be an extremely difficult case to win when it comes to the insurance company, and more than likely, also your State Department of Labor. I hope that I am wrong with this, but as you have already found out, it will be a very steep uphill battle.
If you think that the doctor who is a five hour drive from you would be beneficial to your mother, I would certainly take her.
Good Luck and God Bless,
3level laminectomy,discectomy&PLIF L3-S1 02/20/04
6cages 8screws 2rods (oh my!) w/local bone graft