I Need Help/Protection from OWCP
Dr. B. released me to work with restrictions on 12/29/01. OWCP returned me to exact same job that had hurt me, on 05/06/02. I worked 3 hours and same thing happened.
Went to Dr. G., who put me on severe restrictions, recommended to OWCP I see a specialist in Witchita KS. No response from OWCP except that Dr. G’s diagnosis was denied because he was not a specialist. OWCP returned me to exact same job against Dr. G’s orders on 07/29/02.
I worked 1 hour and 15 minutes, same exact thing happened. I am restricted to no lifting, pushing, pulling, or grasping with left arm. My diagnosis is chronic left lateral epicondilytis with chronic left shoulder pain. My children are having to do my household chores because i can’t.
My family can’t count on my salary anymore, my husband has to work a lot harder to support us. OWCP has ruined my job credibility. I was scheduled to start vocational rehabilitation when I was put back to work. I feel Dr. B. didn’t take the time to review the FCE test results. Dr. G. reviewed tests and it clearly states that with increased activity there is increased pain, therefore I can’t continue to do the job.
I need some kind of help or OWCP will take the complete use of my left arm and I am 42 years old. What am i going to do?
–Karen, Neosho, MO