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20/20 -work Tolls- Tv3 Investigative Report 23 May 1999 - OOS injury - PsychoSocial Factors.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 12:48 AM

20/20 Work Tolls 23 May 1999 report shown on TV3

Investigative report into work-related keyboard use / OOS Injury

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Running time approx 28 Minutes 44 Secs.


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:52 AM

Good old Gorman strikes again and again and again - TWAT ! Get over yourself ! Obviously he is getting backhands from our friend the corporation. Nice one people - keep the heat on and EXPOSE this BENT doctor !
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

Gorman read several conflicting medical reports from other specialists and came to the conclusion my injury was not work related. ACC booted me on his dodgy report in where this wanker didnt even get to examine me.

Is ok i went to review with another report and the dr who wrote this new report was ready to challenge gorman in the court however gorman backed down pretty quick. That review was overturned in my favour hands down.

Of course it cost me thousands again to defend myself.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:58 AM

Oh I remember this well!!It was the first time I had heard about Gorman and the trouble long term claimants were having with ACC and their 'tame doctors'. Then in 2002 Gorman did an about face and blamed case managers in the front page article of the Sunday Star Times article.... Oh for those naive days!! LOL
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

View PostMG, on Apr 9 2008, 10:36 PM, said:

Back in 1997-1998 a group of ACC-doctors got together and decided to re-examine all claimants with occupational overuse injuries and declare that they had fibromyalgia, which had nothing to do with any injury. ACC then revoked cover and demanded repayment of all weekly compensation. Result: chaos. A few of the people thus shafted by ACC challenged those decisions; most of them succeeded until Judge Beattie said, in a case called "Teen", that pain without a previous physical injury was neither an injury nor a consequence of an injury. The Engineers' Union took that case to the High Court and lost, largely because they did not present effective expert evidence. So ACC and the insurers began to kick OOS sufferers off again. IMHO, this saga, in which some medical assessors were paid huge sums of $$$$, is one of the worst medical scandals in NZ's history, of the same magnitude as the cervical screening debacle at National Women's Hospital in the 1980s, or the Gluckman saga, which led to Judge Trapski's report. I might write a book on it all one day.

http://accforum.org/forums/index.php?showt...ost&p=62568


Very Very curious. Found these to read, are other references available?

Acc V Wdc-telecom-teen-mcculloch-jones, Judicial review/ claim cover RSI/OOS
http://accforum.org/...?showtopic=2850

TEEN v ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION (244/2002)
http://accforum.org/...?showtopic=1240


JONES v ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION (242/2002)
http://accforum.org/...?showtopic=1222

Judge Trapski's Reply, Commission of Enquiry
http://accforum.org/...wtopic=2830&hl=
There I found the document to peruse -> Trapski_Report_Complete_1994.pdf ( 413.7K ) Number of downloads: 70


Wow! The most interesting revelation spotted in the Honourable Judge Trapski's report -> using a words search -> the term "Occupational Medicine Specialist " does not appear a commonly used term of reference referring to a grouping of medical specialists. could anyone check/clarify?.

The term "Occupational Medicine Specialist " seems to appear in ACC district court decisions from about 1996, would any whizzes know when the particular term began use?

Most worrying aspect for any person with an injury needing medical treatment -> from digesting the material referred in all links above shows the apparent medical legal quarrels over diganosis -> which leads to claim cover being granted or not.

* What does not appear so clear -> while the medical arguments continue -> the documents do not identify any of the opinions ACC may rely upon to deny assistance as being from any "specialist" who actually is hands-on treating the injury for the patient.

Very curious circumstance to think about
-> The role of Auckland University?
-> How do any of the regularly referred to "occupational medicine specialists " maintain medical registration status?
-> How do regularly referred to report writers maintain leading edge experience of practical hands-on medical treatment of patients when busily writing medico-legal reports?
-> Do Occupational Medicine Specialists actually treat any patients or injuries at all?
-> Are there substantial differences in standard of care administered to any patient?

->Very very curious. Who is liable for the delay or denial of access to prompt medical treatment when there exist arguments on what is injured?

-> question. New Zealand appears to be the gateway of migration to Australia. Are there any known agreements between New Zealand and Australia to ensure any medical specialist from New Zealand cannot run away to Australia to hide from any harm done to new zealanders? if not, is NZ seen as a soft touch protection racket?
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:16 AM

View PostVideo, on Jun 14 2007, 12:48 AM, said:

20/20 Work Tolls 23 May 1999 report shown on TV3


9 years later and Gorman is still at. Been paid a lot I assume, still a registered doctor and promoted through Auckland Universty.
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