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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: I hernitated my l4-l5 disc back in 2017 ended up doing a ton of pt and 2 minor 1 major back surgery later and I have

I injured my back at work in 2017 and had tons of pt I ended up having 2 minor and 1 major back surgery. I now have permanent severe nerve damage and constant pain. I have lost some use of my leg and have foot drop. I started out with a hernitated disc. I don't believe my lawyer is getting the... Read more »

Alton Lamar Martin Jr
Alton Lamar Martin Jr
answered on Mar 6, 2020

I am sorry to hear about your difficulties. You should contact your attorney and have a very frank conversation. Let them know you are concerned about the legal representation you are receiving. Tell them that you are concerned about the amount of the recovery and the affect your injuries have... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: WCI is refusing to pay for the surgery that the doctor they sent my husband to has recommended. What are our options?

My husband tore his right maniscus on the job 12/5/18. WCI has been very slow processing his claims. It took 3+ weeks to get an MRI to find the tear. We went to the doctor that WCI said we had to go. The dr stated that he needed surgery to repair the damage. Yesterday, 1/16/19, WCI stated that... Read more »

Alton Lamar Martin Jr
Alton Lamar Martin Jr
answered on Jan 24, 2019

Sorry to hear about your husband's injury. What you are describing is not uncommon. The insurance adjuster disregards the medical professional's advice because surgery is more expensive than physical therapy. If your husband has surgery, then he will be written out of work while he... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: I had my mmi August and it’s December and I just got my mmi rating from lawyer which I didn’t like the doctor said I

Needed surgery to remove pins but pins was already removed. Can I still get a second mmi rating. I feel like my wrist is injured more then 14% I barely have motion in wrist and I can’t lift over 10 pounds without hand shaking . And the workers comp doctor put me at a full restriction

Alton Lamar Martin Jr
Alton Lamar Martin Jr
answered on Dec 11, 2018

Sorry to hear about your injury. It sounds as if you may already have a lawyer. If that is the case, I would recommend asking them as they will know the most about your claim and you are paying them to help you. To answer your question, yes you can obtain a second opinion rating, but there are... Read more »

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