Hat Tip to Stephany of Soulful Sepulcher.
Stan Cavers, the blogmaster of "Is There Something Not Quite Right With Stan", is not only a good blogger, but he has a poet's soul when he writes. He also knows a great deal about the inner workings of mental health occupations, and has seen the good, bad and the ugly. I respect him for all he has gone through and suffered.
Stephany and I are both mental health advocates. I am as disgusted over what happened to Stan, as is Stephany.
As a mental health advocate I am extremely frustrated with recent futile attempts to gain legal representation for Stan Cavers, who was assaulted at his workplace June 13, 2008, and suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) as a result, then terminated from his job the very next day.
Stan diligently battled in spite of his injury, representing himself in court to gain Workman's Compensation after the provider attempted to deny Workman's Compensation by saying it was a previous psychological issue, and Bipolar Disorder.
Stan won the Workman's Compensation case, and November 12, 2008 the Judge deemed and filed, in the State of California, that Stan is disabled as a result of the head injury and shall receive under court order treatment stated in 2 medical reports that were completed as a result of Workman's Compensation attempt to prove psychological problems when in fact it is TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
This week the workman's compensation company, CorVel Corporation has denied all services for treatment, breaking the Judge's court order.Though Stan has already been evaluated for treatment in Seattle by the doctor referred to by CorVel, the doctor's office was notified that further treatment was denied.
This is now a wrongful termination and discrimination lawsuit and a call to action and alert to all attorneys for legal representation.
Stan's injury occurred in California and Stan currently resides in the State of Washington.
Representation in California is needed.
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Further ADA reading:
ADA -Americans with Disabilities Act.
Enforcing the ADA:
A Status Report from the Department of Justice.