Re: Pre existing Condition or not
I would have your lawyer friend send out a letter on your behalf that he/she is representing you and that you will be appealing their decision as this is a "clearly documented" medical case that shows this is a new injury and new meds. Sometimes this is all it takes, believe it or not. I actually wrote a letter for a friend of mine saying she had retained me to take over her case for her ( I NEVER claimed to be a lawyer, as I was a teacher then, never a lawyer) since she could not get satisfaction. While it was not exactly like your case, it did involve money and the other party's unwillingness to pay. Surprise! The money showed up within two weeks of receipt. I had it sent certified mail to the other party. As far as insurance/mortgage companies are, you really have to push them. When I became disabled, it took me a year of whacking my mortgage disability company over the head with the same letter but xeroxed and redated sent approximately every 2 weeks to a different auditor. The final letter I sent relayed that now my lawyer would take over as I had done all I could. I had my check from the mortgage disability company the next week. It is worth a shot, and coming to them from a law office letterhead and lawyer just may get them to reconsider. Good luck!