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1151 Claim Just To Prove Diagnosis.


This may sound odd but work with me on this tactic. In March 2010, I had a spinal fusion L2- S1 at the VA . The stated reason was DDD and spinal stenosis. I has a C&P exam in July 2010, in which the examiner denies my claim for spinal stenosis because of lack f diagnosis and no radiological evidence. The surgery included 4 laminectomies.Neurosurgeon who refuses to get in involved states to me " They guys is an idiot, what the F***! does he think the surgery was for?" My thought is that one of them must be wrong. Either the C&P examiner didn't look at my records very hard, or my surgeon performed an unnecessary surgery. So can I get the VA' s own lawyers to prove my claim? They can choose malpractice or a bad C&P exam.

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Go to the Louisville VAMC and ask for a copy of the OR report from Medical records.

Then It may be time to bring in Dr Bash.

This Louisville Ro bunch is getting as bad as texas in a hurry.


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Thanks John, I have a copy of the OR report. Clearly states Spinal Stenosis. One problem I have noticed I'd VA fee based doc diagnosis not being added to the active problem list. Raters and examiners are getting lazy and if it is not shown on the active problem list they think you don't have a current diagnosis.


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How would this involve a claim under 1151 at all ?

What was the mal practice and what is the additional residual disability.

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Your right Carlie, it doesn't. Except, either my surgeon performed an unnecessary spinal fusion. Which has quite a few residuals. Lack of range of motion, stress on other disc and SI joints, risk of infection, ect...My point is that one doc stated that I didn't have a diagnosis for something a spine surgeon did a very invasive surgery for. $o VA lawyers will probably argue that the surgery was justified by my diagnosis of spinal stenosis justified and prove that the C&P examiner was wrong.

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