Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for California

Q: Filed a claim for MRSA 2011 that was approved, then 2014, 3 surgeries to save my arm from MRSA , denied my open claim

I filed a claim which was accepted. The MRSA continued, and I was treated for numerous infections until 3/2014, when I was hospitalized with MRSA SEPSIS. Hospitalized for 3 1/2 weeks in ICU, recovering from 3 emergency surgeries to save my infected arm. I reported my condition to my employer, with my original claim stil opened since 2011, I was concerned; when I was released from ICU as an outpatient for another two weeks for iv PIC

treatments, because I hadn't received any workman's comp benefits. Until I discovered my boss had not reported my disability to the insurance carrier, still nearly a month after I was admitted. So I downloaded my own dwc-1 and noted the original claim. The insurance Co opened a new claim; then denied the new claim. 97 days after I was hospitalized. The EAMS doesn't show the new claim, only shows my 2011 claim still opened. Still totally disabled and no temp benefits received.

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Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You need a worker's compensation attorney immediately. You should have no problem finding one near your work.

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