This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Updates and Venting On My Frozen Shoulder...

The nursing home called to let me know Dad's left pinkie toe is doing so much better and is almost healed.  They also told me the Psychiatrist came yesterday and decided Dad is doing so well the doctor is going to reduce Dad's anti-depressant medication.  That is GREAT news. 

We had a great time with our friends last night, but stayed up a bit too late. My husband is a master at barbecuing steaks. YUM! We are still in our pj's and just relaxing.  Izzy even stayed up late with us, so she has been catching a lot of Zs herself.  I think I will get dressed and take her for a walk around the block.

We are having dinner with one of my husband's friends tonight, so I am looking forward to it.  He is very funny and was one of the buddies who went to Mexico with my husband.

OH!  I finally got my settlement from my slip and fall July of 2009.  It was more than they offered me, they rounded up, but I think the reason they gave me some extra is because it took so long to get the check.  I had been dealing with the claims person and she kept telling me the head of security would not return her calls...

So I got the guys phone number and called him.  When he did not answer my call, I called the President of the Casino.  The next day, the head of security's assistant called me and told me "the check was in the mail".  That was before I left for California.  So when I returned and found no check, I called the head of security again, who again did not return my call.  I called the President again, and that afternoon I finally heard from the head security guy telling me the check was ready. He wanted to know if I would  want to come pick it up or for them to mail it.

I told him it was raining, and I would hate to take a chance of slipping and falling again in their casino, so would they please mail it to me.  JERKS!  We will not go to that casino ever again!  They denied my claim because they claimed they did not know about the water spill I slipped in, and if they did not know, they were not liable.  Well, that is a no brain-er on their part, huh ?  When I called three different slip and fall attorneys, all of them said if there were no signs or cones up it would be difficult to prove and would not take my case.

It was a new walk up bar they had built, and there was construction being done in other areas where there were cones, but this particular bar had just been finished.  In front of the bar was a lit up floor which had been placed over where carpeting had been.  I felt there should have been a rubber mat on the floor since all patrons of the casino walk from carpeting across the lit floor, then back to carpeting. Having it lit, makes it even more difficult to even see the surface of the floor. 

Whether someone had spilled a drink or the spill was from a leaking hose, I felt it was negligent on their part to not have something on the lit floor to prevent people from slipping...on anything!  Especially with all the seniors who frequent the casino.

Oh well, it is behind me now, and at least I got some compensation for my sore frozen left arm and shoulder for one year.  At least it covered the co-pays I had to put out for the x-rays and treatment in the ER, the doctor and orthopedic bills, and the MRI.

8 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I guess that was good news in a bad situation. . . sandie

gayle said...

I am so glad you finally got your money!!

That corgi :) said...

I'm with you Donna about the negligence of the casino; so sorry for your injury; it sounded very painful and prolonged! glad the settlement (finally) came

glad your dad is doing well enough to get some of his meds reduced!! that is always a good thing!

betty

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Glad you got something out of it!

See you soon--I'll be back in Vegas by 11/7. XOXO

Darlene said...

I have not stopped by in a while and thought I would see how you have been and how your Dad is doing. So glad you Dad is improving some. Sometimes too much medication is not the answer. I know that feeling and problem. Sorry to hear about your fall. They sure do make it hard for people that get injured to claim they did, but like my Mom who broke her leg at a warehouse sale and the negligence there, I am glad you got a settlement. Hope you feel better as time goes by. Take care and have a good week. Rain and wind all day here and last night but our SF GIANTS WON their final game last night and off to the World Series which starts on Wed. So some excitement in life as it can be a bit boring. I am doing better also. One day at a time.

Rose said...

sounds good about your Dad and the med. reduction. sounds like you have many friends and it's good to go out and eat and enjoy their company. i agree you should get some compasation for your fall. take care rose

Pat said...

At least it covers the bills - but how about the pain and suffering?

Donna said...

Hard when you have no "proof" of the injury and yet you have such valid consequesnces. Too bad when others try to scam and cause legitimate injuries not to be believed. Hope you feel better!!!