Initially, I filed an accident report w/ Uhaul-I went to Urgent Care the same eve, was cast 'temp', & told to seek an Ortho Dr the next day. I did & was told the break was straight & should heal properly, no need for surgery. My arm was in a hard cast 4 wks. Upon removal of the cast, I moved to FL where I had a job transfer, & began working as a Pharm Tech 9/11. As I continued to work & carry on w/ my normal day to day routine, my hand & wrist became more painful. Clearly visible, the bone did not heal properly. I wore a splint constantly. I awoke during the night w/ burning & stabbing pains shooting down my arm & hand. I changed Insur carriers, then saw 3 Drs here. I had a Carpal Release 8/24/11, & Open Distal Radial Osteotomy w/ Bone Graft & Hardware 5/17/13. Pain, suffering, job loss...Didn't file for a case sooner b/c outcome was unknown. Told from Uhaul Rep did not have a case as it was my fault b/c I turned around & tripped over the hitch as it lie on the ground, waiting my turn for trailer to be hitched to my vehicle. Had an EMG & carpal done in FL. After failed results, had Osteotomy. Released to work w/ limitations; position is filled; currently a hiring freeze. No choice but to resign from co; they will terminate employment 9/18/13. Worked as Pharm Tech since '03. Source of income is SSD from 1992. Almost evicted from apt 2x, power turned off, losing my vehicle, behind on all bills; incrsed depression, anxiety & panic attacks; loss of appetite & weight; unable to resume sports, ect. What I have paid was w/ money borrowed from family. Broke my LEFT wrist & am RIGHT handed; however depend on BOTH hands to perform everyday tasks. Primary Care Dr presently follows my care w/ meds, ect. Difficulty remains in proving fault, however I have to know if there is anything that can be done?
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