There was a client of ours J_H_. He was a very young ambitious in great physical shape fellow who was working for Sears. During the course of his employment he injured his knee. Well seven operations later by the company doctor poor J_H_’s knee was about three times, his right knee was about three times the size of his left knee. And I guess this particular doctor was going to keep operating on his knee till he got it right. Well somehow J_ found us and at this point in time not only was his right leg worthless he was suffering the ill effects of what the doctors call chronic pain syndrome. And insurance companies “pooh pooh” this all the time. They say you should just “grin and bear it, bite the bullet.” You are going to be in pain for the rest of your life and no we are not going to pay for any psychological care that will help you overcome the ill effects of being in constant pain.
Well this was a long drawn out battle. My friend Mr. H_ had to put up with a defence psychiatrist who offered to open a window for him on the 23’rd floor of the examiner’s office to see if J_ really meant it that he was thinking of committing suicide. This is the kind of doctors that these insurance companies hire. I mean it bordered on malpractice. I mean there is a situation where not only did a physical injury disable the poor kid but psychologically he was disabled as well. It was a long drawn out fight but he got the help that he needed and eventually made a recovery. I am glad to say that we were able to settle his case and he is living a relatively normal life.