Tone Parsons

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, is off to court I go!

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


3 Comments so far

  1. James September 11th, 2008 2:00 pm

    Nothing but happy thoughts and rainbows being sent your way. It’s no wonder you’re depressed with all the crap you’ve had to go through. Best of luck with it all.

  2. Mike September 11th, 2008 6:21 pm


    Whatever happened with the insurance commissioner, anyway?

  3. Tone Parsons September 12th, 2008 7:13 am

    Thanks James… I truly appreciate it!

    Mike, I’ve yet to file a complaint, as the disability insurance bastages are still reviewing my appeal. If they don’t reinstate my claim, then I’m filing the complaint (I have the documentation and forms on my PC, filled out and ready to go). After I file the complaint, I’ll get my lawyer to pounce.

    I’m tired of this crap.