If you’ve been following this blog at all, you know about the problems I’ve been having with both my private disability insurance company as well as with Social Security disability.
In a nutshell: Social Security says that I’ve been treated for my symptoms and should be right as rain (I WISH!!). They also say that I shouldn’t be off work for more than 12 months (um… that’s next month kids!). My private insurance company is staffed by incompetent people who can’t read, and have no idea on medical terminology (ie. they read “incomplete pain control” as “in complete pain control” and diagnosed l4-5 degenerative facet arthrosis as a sprained back).
I’ve had enough. I’m tired of dealing with it all, and I’ve finally done what I should probably have done a long time ago… I’ve contacted an attorney.
I found one who specializes in both my problems (disability insurance wise) and have a meeting with them next Tuesday. If they have more than 2 brain cells floating around in a quart of diet cola, they’re hired!
On a side note, it’s hard to find an attorney who deals with both Social Security and private insurance. I called over a dozen firms (including the one that my step-mother found for me), and none of them deal with both (most don’t deal with either!).
As for how things are for me… they pretty much suck. I was diagnosed with clinical depression when I went to see the shrink my doctor told me to see last Friday.
“Really? No shit!” should have been my reply.
He also suggesed that I get a lawyer, as that will most likely take a lot of the stress off of me. He didn’t perscribe any drugs, as I’m already on enough to kill 2 horses.
So… I’ve done it. I’ll let you know how things work out