Lower back injury 2012. SCS tried in 2015, removed in 2016 causing more pain... I settled my work part of this in 2018 and kept medical open. Ever since we did this, the Carrier denies any and all procedures and Comp is refusing to schedule a hearing.. My lawyer is bending backwards on this and he can't get it done either... Last MRI done was in 2017... surgeon has tried 3 times to get a new one to compare and see how much more the damage is.. all 3 were denied due to Not Medically Necessary.
I am about ready to just say the heck with it, office visit my lawyer and tell him I want to settle medical.. but I'm not settling for a low number... 4 discs involved... 2 blown, 2 bulging, pinching all the nerves which causes pain from hip to hip. Right hip is about gone because of the way I walk now and the right leg is constantly numb... I am now told to try and stay off stairs because of this and from the fall down some last October.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? Medicare and Aetna know this is a comp claim and won't touch it. But I can't believe I'm being denied for everything..