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Afternoon all,


I have a question about the rheumatologist who examined me for a PI claim. Quick bit o history before my question


I have hypermobile ehlers-danlos syndrome (hEDS), fibromyalgia/chronic pain, OSA hypopnea, temporomandibular disorder and chronic fatigue related to my condition.


I was first of all sent to a GP by the solicitor who said that because of my condition I needed to be examined by a specialist.


Fast forward a year (new representative and no communication inbetween) I was sent to a rheumatologist who had no clue about my conditions but was impressed by how far I could move my joints despite me complaining of pain. Anyway, in his report he referred to out of date criteria on the hEDS and fibro, and did not take on any of the points on how I have been affected since the accident.


My legal person (think she's a legal exec) told me that if I wasn't happy with his report to explain why. I literally had to comment on every paragraph.


I have now just received a letter from her saying that she's taken up my comments with the dr to see if he is prepared to amend the report. Talks about duty to the court and that he is only likely to consider amending if he has made factual mistakes, and then goes on to tell me that neither her or I are medical experts? (think living with the condition for nearly 2 years makes me a bit of an expert lol)


If he refuses to amend the report because he has no clue on my condition so will not know the facts my claim is shot to pieces.

As the law firm sent me to the wrong expert twice do I just have to accept the drs report? Or am I entitled to ask for a specialist who has knowledge and experience in my condition?


Apologies for all the yatter before the question but thought it may be relevant




Many thanks

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So your joints are sore, your jaw is sore,you have sleep apnea ( which thousands and thousands have, me included) and your tired.

No your not a medical expert on the matters. Your an expert on how to live with your labels that's all. You on examination had good movement despite pain. The Dr will only amend a report if is inaccurate and from reading your other post and this one you, or "your friend" as you originally had posted its not. You were sent to see the right person and you just don't want to accept what they have written

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