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Wifes Breathing Legal And Breathing Problems

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  • Posted By: keyboardpicker
  • January 14, 2009
  • 00:28 AM

:mad::mad: My wife was involved in a near head on vehicle accident in April 2007. She was in the passenger seat and suffered servre closed chest trama, with a fractured stermun from the airbag and part of the dashboard. After seven days in the hosital, she was released. On a follow up visit to our family Doctor, she complained on breathing problems. He had some test done i.e. X-ray and blood work.
He said that she had emphaizema, although she never smoked. Six weeks later her breathing became worst. She had Cat Scan, MRI's more blood work and a Pulmanory function test which showed that she had only 45% beathing capacity, with a blood gas of 81%. She is now on Oxygen 24/7 at 3 l/min. Two more weeks went by when she had a Florescope test that reveiled that her right Hemidiaphram was ruptured not letting the right lung work. The Doctor that preformed the test noted that she had a tramatic chest injury and made a change in patient history. Our auto insurance company refuses to pay for her home Oxygen equiptment because of the first medical report saying that she has emphaizema. We obtained an attorney but without much help. It keeps coming back to the first Doctors medical report. (Side Note) We live in Michigan where we have No-Fault auto insuance. (SUCKS) Any one has any advice to have our Doctor change and update his reports?

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