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Complaint Review: Adventist Health System Worker's Compensation

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  • Submitted: Sat, September 17, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, June 13, 2012

  • Reported By: Alishia — Daytona Beach Florida United States of America
Adventist Health System Worker's Compensation
602 Courtland St, Suite 330 Orlando, Florida United States of America

Adventist Health System Worker's Compensation Insurance Adjuster Retaliation and Fraud Orlando, Florida

*Consumer Comment: Opinion

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I am a registered nurse and was injured by a patient. I had complications from surgery resulting in a cardiac arrest and seizures.Unfortunately, my medical problems were covered by worker's compensation. I had disability and medical insurance at the time but was told by my employer that I had to use the worker's comp. I was sent a letter which stated that if I did not return to work without restrictions, I would be fired. I went back and found that I could not do the job. I requested light duty work but was told that if  I was on workers comp, I was not allowed to work. Since my injury, I have had eight surgeries and found out that I had a hypoxic brain injury from the cardiac arrest.

I have been denied benefits and had to use my retirement, life savings, and all my assets to pay for my medical bills. I was injured in a hospital. Adventist Health System spent approx. $200,000 on surveillance, attorneys, and several IMEs trying to get out of paying any benefits.The private detectives used telephoto lenses and looked in my windows. They even zoomed in on inappropiate body parts. They criminally  trespassed and then lied about it under oath during the hearings. They doctored and spliced footage and altered records. All of this was brought up to the judge and ignored. I am also former law inforcement and can not understand why an injured worker has less rights than a criminally charged person.

The adjuster turned down a very minimal settlement amount and said that she would not give me one cent. She preferred to spend hundreds of thousands of  dollars of the hospitals money and deny care. She called me buligerent names to the mediator and bragged about having the judge in her back pocket and that she could do what ever she wanted. My physicians have encouraged me to exercise for physical therapy. I was told that if I exercised, I would get oxygen to the brain and promote healing. I found that I could ride a bike because it was limited weight bearing. Now, I do fall alot but I still ride. I even rode with a fractured vertebrae ,unbeknown to me at the time.

I was very sick in bed 90% of the past 4 years,including, being in a w/c,using crutches, and a cane.I had a few good days and went out on my rode bike to help with my spirit. The invetigators  video taped me on my few rides(doubled and tripled the distance in their report) but just happen to miss all the months in a w/c and all the falls and emergencies. What about the eight surgeries?I have abnormal EEGs, EMGs, and neuro psych testing showing hypoxic brain injury and nerve involvement.The judge threw out all medical reports and basically said that if a person can ride a bike that they don't have a brain injury.Also, the IME physicians said that my back was preexisting.

Now, I was training for triathalons before my injury and now can only be on my feet for short periods of time .I do not understand how these physicians are allowed to just make stuff up and the judge takes it as fact and makes medical decisions without a medical license.The judge was really clueless about my medical condition. I have been harrassed, threatened, and financially devastated. All I ever wanted was medical care so that I could get better and return to work.Now, I have permanent damage, no medical benefits, no money, and they continue to harrass me. Where's the Adventist Church compassion and charity?

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AUTHOR: greg - (United States of America)

I have visited the FL. Worker Compensation JCC site and read countless Florida Hospital employee w/c files and Adventist Health employees files. My wife also a nurse for the hospital was injured and I know first hand how she was treated and the tactics used to destroy her and make her worse. 

I learned this Christian Organization will lie, cheat and steal to get what they want.  The goal is to create as much hardship as possible so that the claimant will go away and if they destroy the claimant in that process and make the claimant worse all the better.

After injury the employee needs to continue to pay there monthly employee benefits like health care, dental and so on if not able to work to keep those benefits.  This Christian Organization has taken those monthly premiums and pocketed the premiums to allow the benefits to be cancelled to create a financial hardship to force the claimant back to work. If there is children who need those benefits to bad as they are lost and your out thousands of dollars stolen from you. It took me about three years of going up and down the Florida Hospital Corporate ladder but got them to admit that they did it.  They have gotten doctors to lie and claim in the reports that the claimants have nothing wrong with them when the MRI for example says differently and are sent back to work thinking there is nothing wrong with them but end up hurt worse and now disabled because of the criminal act by the doctor and Adventist Health.  IME exams where the sent file deliberately does not contain the documents requested by the Judges appointed doctor and the file has been deliberately messed up so the doctor will not waste his time trying to look for what he needs.

Like I said I read the origional court documents in that case and it reads like she is a fraud.  But when you catch the Christians themselves committing fraud like now twice committing medicare fraud. Along with committing criminal acts and destroying families this Organization has no creditability.  I have spoken and written to top executives and they know what is going on but prefer to keep me from bringing the evidence so they can continue to make it look like they do not know what is going on. To many documents now point to they are the ones giving the orders.

I am so sorry you like so many others have been put through a system that is broken and unconsitutional and the judges are so blinded or corrupt.  Your case needs to be re-opened.
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