Auto Owners has denied me my leg!

Auto Owners has denied me my leg!

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James Beardsley started this petition to messer.lynette@aoins.com

I’m an amputee who had to wait 3 years to be able to get a new prosthesis.

When I finally did, I tried out a new foot/ankle system and really liked it. I had to go through a bunch of tests and my doctor then wrote a prescription for me as well as saying it was “Reasonably Necessary”. After all of that, I received my new prosthesis and then my auto insurance, Auto Owners, denied paying for it.

I’m an auto accident victim from Michigan, and our laws say if you’re hurt in an auto/vehicle involved accident our auto insurance has to pay to put us back together again, and it’s for life. We have a catastrophic fund that all of us Michiganders pay into every year just for these types of occasions when someone like me gets really hurt and are hurt for life. Auto Owners doesn’t even have to pay out of their pockets for this or anything else I get, the money comes from the catastrophic fund. I just want them to approve it, so I don’t have to give my leg back.

Getting a prosthesis is like getting medicine, the doctor prescribes it, the prosthetic facility fills the prescription, I get the prosthesis and the insurance gets it paid. It takes a lot of time to make the prosthesis properly and to fit comfortably, so that is very important. Now that I have received the leg, I have found it really helpful.

I really like my leg and I don’t want to give it back.

Please help me to ask Auto Owners to authorize the payment of this leg for me. The new prosthesis is the Empower foot/ankle from Ottobock, it’s electronic, but it really helps me walk so much better.

I’ve been able to walk much better with this new leg, but I’m getting older and I also have to use an electric wheelchair at times too. Walking for 38 years with a prosthesis wears you out! This new leg with the Empower foot helps me to use less energy so I’m not as worn out at the end of the day. It mimics the leg I lost in the accident (as close as humans have been able to do so far!) so I find that this leg does things others have not been able to do. It can’t get wet, so I have to have another leg for water activities, besides that, it has really helped me.

I have lived most of my life in Michigan and just moved to Louisville, KY because the weather is warmer and helps my joint issues related to the accident.

Thank you for helping me and hopefully Auto Owners will allow me to keep my leg!

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