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Entries Tagged as 'Car Accident'

Madeleine speaking to Kerre McIvor on Newstalk ZB re Flannagan v ACC

September 12th, 2013 24 Comments

This morning on my way to work I turned on Newstalk ZB to find that Madeleine and her recent ACC victory were the topic of Leighton Smith’s morning show – Kerre McIvor was filling in. Madeleine ended up speaking to Kerre on air – you can listen here: Or download here: NewstalkZB have also reported on the […]

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Flannagan v ACC – Victory

September 12th, 2013 13 Comments

Long time readers of this blog will remember than 5 1/2 years ago I was in a car accident that saw me suffer a herniated cervical (neck) disc and require disc replacement surgery. Readers will also be aware that the pain I lived (live) with did not end after that surgery and that when the […]

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Flannagan v ACC: 5 Years on, an Update

March 23rd, 2013 5 Comments

On Tuesday 26 March 2013 it will be 5 years since I was in a car accident that destroyed a cervical disc and saw me need surgery to have an artificial disc inserted and which left me with an ongoing pain condition and a habit of dropping things and having tingly episodes in my hands – still! […]

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ACC Wars: Deja Vu? (Tribunal Result Update)

April 20th, 2011 10 Comments

On the eve of my hearing tomorrow [finally!] against the Accident Compensation Corporation (“ACC”) this appeared in today’s New Zealand Herald: “An Auckland man has won his battle against ACC after a court found its specialist diagnosed degeneration without having looked at an MRI scan of the injury.” Guess who the specialist was? The SAME […]

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Getting Back in the Saddle

December 16th, 2009 2 Comments

In March 2008 I was in a car accident that severely damaged my neck, saw me have disc replacement surgery and to this day sees me in pain and unable to work full-time. To say this has been life changing is an understatement. I have lost a lot, my family has lost a lot but […]

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Re The Pain in my Neck

October 27th, 2009 7 Comments

I have just come from seeing my orthopedic surgeon to get the results of my recent MRI scan (following injuries sustained in a car accident in March 08). He has recommended more surgery. He wants to remove the disc replacement that was done Dec 08 and replace it with a spinal fusion. I am pretty […]

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My Story: Lousy ACC Cover and Thoughts on the Proposed Changes

October 22nd, 2009 68 Comments

Yesterday I applied for and got a one week extension on my research project as I couldn’t keep up with the necessary pace to finish it by Friday – I was getting too sore. This means that open mic week(s) needs to continue a little longer so please bear with us and do submit a […]

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