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My Medical Treatment has been Denied What Are My Rights   

My Medical Treatment has been Denied What Are My Rights           

Alabama Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights when my Medical Treatment is Denied?  Since the economic downturn began, our attorneys have noticed that medical treatment which has been requested from the injured worker’s treating physician is being denied more and more.  MRIs are now routinely denied, pain medication is harder to get and getting a surgery authorized can be a battle.  In our opinion, the problem does not lie with the recommended medical treatment; rather, it lies with the fact the workers compensation insurance carrier simply does not want to pay for the reasonably necessary medical treatment recommended by the treating doctor.

Under the Alabama Workers Compensation system, the defendant must pay for any and all reasonably necessary medical treatment, but the comp carrier is allowed to have an utilization review performed by a doctor they pay; this doctor gives an opinion as to whether they believe the recommended treatment is reasonably necessary.  Not surprisingly, often these doctors are hired guns whose sole purpose it to argue that the treatment recommended by your treating  doctor (who has actually seen you and provided medical treatment) is not needed.  This decision is rarely upheld by a judge-in fact, we do not know of a single instance where a surgery or MRI recommended by a treating physician has been denied by the trial court, but it takes an attorney forcing the issue to get the treatment authorized so you can receive the treatment which is best for you.

If you work in or out of Alabama and the medical treatment your treating physician has ordered has been denied by the workers comp carrier, don’t give up!

If you have suffered a work injury and you have questions about your right to Alabama workers’ compensation benefits, don’t hesitate to contact Powell and Denny and speak with one of the experienced workers compensation lawyers and schedule a free consultation and let us see if we can help.  Appointments are available in person, or virtually through Zoom for your convenience from wherever you live.

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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 9 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 5 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.

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+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen, Dothan, Alabaster, Pelham, Trussville and towns and cities in between.



My Medical Treatment has been Denied What Are My Rights  

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