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SuperStallion
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Avmed appeal

Unread post by SuperStallion » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:05 pm

I sustained a head injury last year with subdural hemorrhage and swelling on the brain. This was in august and a month later when the medical recovery process started i was instructed by Avmed to do various tests among which EEG, MRI, X ray's, Neuropsychology assesment, mental-psychology assessment, neurologist psychometric tests, neurosurgeon report, and DAME medical assessment in order for them to determine whether i am completely fit and healed, and if my medical can be reinstated, after literally 10'ns of thousands out of my own pocket for the tests, they came back after the sitting with a 'medically unfit for 2 years due to history of head injury' report. All the results from tests and doctors were very positive with no sign of a head injury or previous head injury at all, i had no loss of consciousness. However, it does not appear that this was even considered and it looks like a decision was made merely on "the book says 2 years for a head injury" .
I am now in the process of appeal as 2 years will result in my losing ALL my ratings and having to redo every course in order to get my ratings again IF the company decides not to let me go.

Now my question, is there any-one who has had a similar situation in the past , with an appeal where the appeal made a difference to the outcome where your income is on the line.? i have both a class 2 and class 3 medical licence which are both suspended. The class 2 i can deal with, class 3 is where my issue lies.

Any feedback or tips on how to best get the time reduced will be appreciated.
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Re: Avmed appeal

Unread post by Missionaryflyer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:53 am

I had a colleague who went through the same experience.
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Re: Avmed appeal

Unread post by Goffel » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:07 pm

Contact Dr Theuns Du Bruyn.

He is an aviation doctor in Jhb.
I think he advertises in the flying mags.
He will be able to guide you.
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Re: Avmed appeal

Unread post by Horace Blok » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:29 am

Did this have a happy ending?
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