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I am sorry you are facing this problem after the first doctor gave you a favorable report,
You should challenge the report of the second QME before a Workmens Compensation Judge. can challenge the report of the QME before a workers' compensation judge.
It appears that this QME is more than just a little biased towards the insurance company. In these instances, you should go to the Information and Assistance Officer at your local Workmens Compensation Appeal Board and request their help in getting your Appeal before a Judge and bring to the Judge's attention the completely different and divergent reports of the two doctors, with the second QME saying the exact opposite of the first QME. Try to convince the Judge that the second QME is so biased towards the insurance company that his report should not be given any weight, or at least given only minimal weight.
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I had a local attorney review my extensive files and he declined the case stating a time issue because there is a possibility for a Subsequent Injury Fund Claim. Can you explain this to me. I have the current issue at 22% and was deemed 36% from a blood clot due to an injury and then surgery.
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I cannot be sure as to what the attorney was thinking of or referring to, but it sounds as if he might think that subsequent injuries you sustained may not have been work related, and I say this because if the attorney felt that they were, in fact, work related, that would have made your case more attractive to the attorney.
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Thank you Andrea, He did feel they were work related but stated as a sole practitioner He did not have the time. Now I am wondering if there are timelines I need to meet, or if I just find an attorney and file for the subsequent damages and the appeal.
One thing that you can always bet on is that there is always a timeline and there is always a time deadline to meet, lol, so if you are going to use an Attorney for the QME Appeal, it's best to start looking now,
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