Without speculating, I recommend the following:
1. Assuming you have not had a post-surgical MRI following spinal surgery #2 and are still experiencing symptoms from this injury, I suggest you obtain a new primary treating physician and request that he recommend this test;
2. Prior to "firing your lawyer", explain the problem and what you expect. If he or she offers no immediate game plan to bring about your desired result...then and only then do I recommend seeking new counsel;
3. Obtain a consult from an internist regarding your reaction to the antibiotic. They will most likely begin with a blood test to confirm that this isn't something else; and
4. Once your attorney has the appropriate medical report to support the medical reasonableness or necessity for the PT, he or she will most likely file for an Expedited Hearing to obtain court intervention.
Hang in there and hope this helped.
Michael Ian Rott, Managing Partner
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Perhaps it is time for a new attorney. Your attorney can request the issue be submitted to an Agreed Medical Examiner for resolution. Otherwise you will need to secure medical evidence of need for treatment and proceed with the WCABAsk a similar question
You have a workers' compensation claim. Problems arising from the treatment would also be covered under WC. If you aren't getting any satisfaction from your attorney, maybe it's time to start looking around. But before you do that, I would recommend you have a sit down with your lawyer and ask what he's doing with your case and where he sees it going. Tell him your concerns and ask what he can/will do to resolve those concerns.Ask a similar question
The odds are against you being correct and everyone else being wrong. Regardless, I would focus on finding a medical expert who supports a theory of liability that you can support.Ask a similar question
You need a good working relationship with your attorney and your treating doctors. Figure out where the breakdown is and address it. I wouldn`t put too much credence on research and knowledge. Your doctor is the expert. You can even get second and third expert opinions.Ask a similar question
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