Q: Hi, 1 surgery was done for rotator cuff tear, no improvement, doc says I need another surgery, but, he won't claim WC.
I had rotator cuff surgery 10 months ago, after PT and several injections of cortazone and steroids into my shoulder, It is still very painful. The doctor says that I need another surgery, however, he won't do it as a workers comp. insurance claim....what should I do now.
A: Get an attorney and - assuming the attorney thinks the injury and surgery is work related - the attorney will make the Comp carrier pay back the health insurance carrier.
Here is some more information on the Comp carrier's duty to pay medical bills: http://www.lawrencelaws.com/workers-compensation-employment-law/medical-treatment/
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