Pain Patient Advocacy Attorney Surfaces
Attorneys in Louisiana are looking into bringing legal action on behalf of patients nationwide suffering from chronic pain lasting 3 or more months, or suffering from:
- associated with a cancer diagnosis;
- pain from sickle cell disease;
- palliative or nursing home care;
- pain from nerve injuries;
- pain from osteoarthritic changes;
- chronic intractable pain
They are also looking for patients who are experiencing difficulties in getting pharmacies to fill their legitimate prescriptions for opiate medication as written by their treating medical provider.
For more information about the firm, visit their website.
Let us know if you contact them and what they tell you. Know they are looking for enough patients to create a class action—so they’ll be asking for a lot of personal information. Decide whether you want to participate.
Big Health Care Provider Pushing Poor Patients
United Health Care is dropping doctors from its Medicaid network to move its poor and working-class families to medical practices owned by the giant health care provider
Chronic Pain Advocate, Terri Lewis Ph.D. brought this article to the attention of her followers on Twitter:
UHC is dropping hundreds of doctors in its NJ Medicaid Dr network. The move is forcing thousands of low-income patients to forsake longtime physicians.
Will this impact specialty, chronic care?
Are You Talking with Your Elected Officials About Chronic Pain?
We ran a story this weekend making sure that each of you—from your couch, your car or your phone, can tell you elected official about chronic pain.
We received a lot of positive reaction for the reminder.
Do you know who your congressman/congresswoman is? You can find out here.
I don’t mean to nag—ok maybe I do—but you should tell your story to him/her. Tell it efficiently (don’t complain, just inform) and encourage them (or one of their staff) to contact you, your social media group or a sympathetic doctor/nurse/provider.