Challenges in Obtaining Quality Medical Care Applies to Everyone, Even Brian W. Freeman, a Workers' Compensation Attorney
CORONA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018
CORONA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Medical treatment can be challenging for anyone. "Even attorneys for injured workers," said attorney Brian W. Freeman, founder of Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc., a law firm dedicated to helping workers injured on the job.
Normally, Freeman is fighting insurance companies to get the necessary treatment for his clients to help cure or relieve the effects of their work-related injury. But in August of 2018, Freeman found himself right in his clients' shoes with his own disabling back injury.
"I wasn't doing anything crazy, but one day I bent over to lift a jug of water and my back popped and sent searing pain through my back and down my leg," Freeman recounts. "I hoped I could sleep it off but the pain was so intense I spent that first night not sleeping at all. The pain got worse and worse until one day I could not get myself up off the floor and I had to call 911."
Freeman has private health insurance through a major provider and he was able to get an emergency MRI, which revealed he had suffered a 9 mm disc herniation at L4-L5. However, after he was discharged from the emergency room there was no follow-up plan and only a bottle of pain medication provided.
"I was still in so much pain, I could not walk. My left leg stopped working. I could not get out of bed to even use the toilet. It was the scariest, most painful and depressing thing I had ever felt in my life," Freeman noted.
After two weeks of being confined to bed, Freeman took matters into his own hands and starting researching his condition and medical solutions. He found Doctor David Ditsworth, a neurosurgeon, of the Back Institute, who performs nano discectomies for this medical condition. His unique approach and procedure involve no cutting, no bleeding, and no scarring, unlike most other microdiscectomies. There is no removal of bone, only removal of the parts of the herniated disc which is causing the pain.
"Since my insurance wasn't going to do anything for months, I decided it was worth paying out of pocket to try for this cure. I was able to secure a surgery date for the following week with Dr. Ditsworth," Freeman explained.
On August 22, 2018, Dr. Ditsworth performed the surgery at his surgical center in Beverly Hills, California, where he has operated on many other doctors, lawyers, and even judges. Freeman went from wheelchair bound that day to waking up and able to walk and feeling no more pain. A two weeks later, he still had no need for any pain pills of any kind.
"It felt surreal like a miracle had just happened. I could not believe that an hour ago I was in 10/10 pain and now I feel no pain and am mobile again," Freeman exclaimed. "I can only hope to use this knowledge and experience to help my clients through their injuries and guide them to the best doctors possible. There is nothing more important in life than maintaining one's health. I hope to be the best advocate possible to guide my clients to the best possible cure and to the best professionals available."
About Brian W. Freeman, Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc.
Brian W. Freeman handles all kinds of work-related injury cases, from catastrophic loss of limb to psychological-stress injuries. With a background in civil litigation, Brian is passionate about fighting for the rights of California's injured workers in the complex workers' compensation system. He seeks to receive maximum value for his clients and there is no fee to the injured worker unless they win a recovery. CA Lic. # 256439. For more information, please call (844) 428-4563, or visit http://www.workerscompensationlawyerinc.com. The law office is located at 11762 De Palma Road, Suite 1C PMB 301, Corona, CA, 92883.
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