Complaint / review text:
I was denied for short-term disability when my doctor took me out of work because of complications from the flu. I had an abnormal ekg with chest pain, dizziness and thought I was going to pass out. They did find a premature ventricular complex but the cardiologist could not find any other explanation for the anomalies and the way I was feeling so he referred me back to my g. P. That is why I was denied. They said all the testing came back normal. There was no medical evidence they said for me being taken out of work. I have fibromyalgia so anything, the flu, etc. Can cause an exacerbation of my condition. I spent 3 days over the last week flat on my back with severe pain, had to go to the e. R. To get a shot of morphine.
It is very confusing to me that I have dizziness and it is documented about my passing out yet they feel that I can work. The pain since I had this bout of flu has been debilitating and there is no relief in sight. I am a retiree of Wilson Hospital and had 8 surgeries during that time. I never had a lapse in a paycheck and my short-term disability automatically kicked in after my sick time was all used up. I call at least 2-3 times a week to Cigna and track down my doctors for more documentation. I went to my doctors office today to get another 16 pages of documentation for Cigna. I want to give up. So now I am sick, am going to lose my apartment and maybe my car and they are giving me a hard time. Do not sign up with Cigna, they will fight you tooth and nail for the benefits you are supposed to get from your workplace.