Try to get a referral to another workers comp attorney there in Ohio for a second opinion, if nothing else to put your mind at ease.
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Would suggest you make appointment go see your attorney with list of questions and if you not satified with the answers get a second opinion. Its your case and you deserve to know what is happening and why, and be sure to ask your attorney what there plan is to get your surgery and how long each step in the process should take. That will give you a way to monitor the progress of your case. At the end of the meeting ask for a confirming letter for your records.
Best of luck to you.
First, what you are describing is a typical Ohio Workers' Compensation claim. Your Managed Care Organization or MCO for short is the source of much of your trouble to date from the sounds of it. They are like an HMO for workers' comp that your employer picked and they are the ones denying your treatment. MMI does not do your attorney or you any good. Your claim will not now simply settle because of this. In fact, settlement is rare
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