ACCforum: Dr Kahan - ACCforum

Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Dr Kahan Who Knows him ?

#1 User is offline   RUPERT 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 0
  • Joined: 15-July 05

Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:49 PM

[font=Franklin Gothic Medium][b]Please let me know if you have had any dealings with a Dr Kahan. He is to do an Initial Med Assessment on me. I have never heard of him, just received a letter from ACC telling me I was to go and see him. Thanks for your help. B)
0

#2 User is offline   Witchiepoo 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 108
  • Joined: 27-January 05

Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:51 PM

Write back to the ACC and ask for a list of medical assessors - you have a RIGHT TO CHOOSE, DO NOT BE FORCED INTO SEEING a doctor they insist on - ask for a list and do some research and make your own choice ! Case Manager's cannot insist who you see and must provide you with a list of qualified doctors in your area. Write back to your case managr now !
0

#3 User is offline   RUPERT 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 0
  • Joined: 15-July 05

Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for that Witchiepoo. I will follow up on this.
0

#4 User is offline   Sparrow 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 534
  • Joined: 22-March 07

Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:02 PM

Hi Rupert
Kahan is a wealthy little Indian extract GP in Hamilton. He not only makes a lot of $$$ from ACC but also from Insurance Companies and the airline industry.He has some Quals in Occ medicine I believe.

His reports have been known to be so stupid it was easy to overturn and others lost out due to his shonky reporting.
I personally know a rellie of his and he told me that Kahan is a very busy man. He has arguments with ACC claimants as they do not think he is treating them fairly and is known to say that if they do that, they get a bad report.He beilieves that everyone should be working regardless.
By all means keep well clear of this liitle prick.
The CM cannot force you to attend the first one she thinks of! You have rights to demand a list of Aresessors.
0

#5 User is offline   fairgo 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 290
  • Joined: 15-September 03

Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:35 PM

You most certainly are entitled to choose your assessor and I strongly suggest you ask for a list from ACC and make an informed decision about who you will attend. Also make sure that you tell ACC that you will be taping the assessment. I have been told that Kahan will not allow taping... kinda makes you wonder doesn't it....
0

#6 Guest_tspinoza_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:12 PM

While I only occasionally work out of Hamilton I can tell you that at two recent mediations there both clients not only used Dr Kahnís report to their advantage but also offered the view that those reports identified their condition just as they would have if they knew the medical-speak.



They each also asked if Dr Kahan could be their future assessor at any time in the future that ACC wanted an assessment.



(Whatever Dr Kahanís lineage may I say that unless Sparrow is tangata whenua and probably even then his/her comments are racist rather than useful and shame on him/her)
0

#7 User is offline   Benson 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 0
  • Joined: 09-May 06

Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:04 PM

Hi Rupert
IMHO I would recommend that any thing ACC ask you to sign from now on, you should post on this site to get some feedback on.
I was in your position last year and this site saved me from getting booted of ACC prematurely.
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING FROM ACC WITHOUT ADVICE
Special thanks goes to one of the most knowledgeable people on ACC matters. MR ALAN THOMAS.
0

#8 User is offline   greg 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1159
  • Joined: 15-September 03

Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:39 AM

I myself have never dealt with the man but know of some. His reports have been challenged and overturned in court. Another claimant report was a very correct/accurate discription of his injury and
limitations for the nominated work trial.

I believe most of the problems are happening with the 3rd party not following ACC law, and
the claimant not informing these actions to the Specialists, who words/recommendations
must to be followed, eg erc 18 restrictions.
0

#9 Guest_mini_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:14 AM

Hi Greg

Whoa you were up early.

You say "I believe most of the problems are happening with the 3rd party not following ACC law, and the claimant not informing these action to the Specialists, who words/recommendations must to be followed, eg erc 18 restrictions".

Could you please tell me who you consider the 3rd party is and who the Specialists are in a IMA??

I am a little confused I am!! AND it is very important I understand!!

Cheers
Mini
0

#10 User is offline   RUPERT 

  • Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 0
  • Joined: 15-July 05

Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:39 AM

Good morning. Thank you to everyone that has replied. All your comments are open and constructive. Hope this will also assist anyone else who has to go to Dr Kahan. He has been clearly identified, and his reports described. This is great. I will do my best to get it taped too. I have sent a letter detailing that I was not given a choice of Dr. to carry this out.
0

#11 User is offline   greg 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1159
  • Joined: 15-September 03

Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:21 AM

Mini; when using the term 3rd party I am refering to companies who find jobs for work trials etc.
The times , lenght of work periods , weights to be lifted , max hr's to be worked and whether the job
specified is medically sustainable with all the restrictions for the hr's stated are all the IMA. report.[dr Kahan]
They may only place you in jobs approved by the IOA report.
0

#12 User is offline   tommy 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1965
  • Joined: 21-September 05

Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:48 AM

Who ever you end up seeing, do make sure you have observed and agreed to documentation , medical reports etc sent to the particular person doing the assesment. T he merry go round keeps spinning .
0

#13 User is offline   watcha 

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 12
  • Joined: 15-November 03

Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:35 AM

With doctors of that ilk, just make sure he doesn't write his report in such a way as will open the door for ACC to make a sec 103 decision.

Yes, I know, it is unlawful to use an IMA report for another purpose but that doesn't stop the sods from doing the dirty deed anyway, I've seen a number of examples of that practice recently.
0

#14 User is offline   Gloria Mitchell 

  • Advanced Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: 14-February 06

Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:00 PM

View Postwatcha, on Mar 27 2007, 11:35 AM, said:

With doctors of that ilk, just make sure he doesn't write his report in such a way as will open the door for ACC to make a sec 103 decision.

Yes, I know, it is unlawful to use an IMA report for another purpose but that doesn't stop the sods from doing the dirty deed anyway, I've seen a number of examples of that practice recently.


Take note Rupert that it has been established by ACC Complaints and Sally Bramley BM Wellington branch that it is more reasonable for a claimant to have a copy of the documents which are sent to the assessor before the documents are sent to the assessor so they can add to or request exclusion of any documents which are not relevant or appropriate.

Inappropriate and irrelevant documents and missing documents mis cue the reports and "they" know this......insist on checking for yourself.

They do have to play fair.

If you need an more info....let me know.

Gloria
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users