My disappointment in WCB and society as a whole is immeasurable

A recap for those who don’t happen to know this story yet. I was poisoned with Freon in 2018 over a 5 month period. I told my bosses and the doctors that I have had palpitations since I was a teenager and a family history of irregular heart beat and that I was experiencing a increase in palpitations as well as heart thumping and fluttering. I also told them about a study from Cairo that suggest unprotected occupational exposure to Freon can induce Cardiac Arrhythmias. I was told over and over from multiple walk in doctors, my employer, and WCB themselves when I attempted to reach out to them that Freon cannot cause irregular heart beat, and that I did not have irregular heart beat. The very first thing I asked for was a Holter to wear while working in the shop and when I was told that wasn’t happening, I asked for unemployment. It became rather clear I wasn’t getting that so instead of going back and risking a heart attack or death, I quit. are pictures I created to show the working environment I was in. There is no question I was being exposed to gas. According to a article, only 80% of the gas is recovered through “vapor recovery”. I have to wonder exactly how much Freon I was exposed to over that period in time, especially during the 2 weeks that a reclamation machine was leaking which is what prompted me to seek medical help.

Employees should be screened for history of certain medical conditions … which might place the employee at increased risk from dichlorodifluoromethane exposure. Cardiovascular disease: In persons with impaired cardiovascular function, especially those with a history of cardiac arrhythmias, the inhalation of dichlorodifluoromethane might cause exacerbation of disorders of the conduction mechanism due to its sensitizing effects on the myocardium. … Any employee developing the above-listed conditions should be referred for further medical examination.

Mackison, F. W., R. S. Stricoff, and L. J. Partridge, Jr. (eds.). NIOSH/OSHA - Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards. DHHS(NIOSH) Publication No. 81-123 (3 VOLS). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, Jan. 1981., p. 1

I was dumb enough to believe that these doctor’s and professionals knew what they were talking about so I just kept taking blood pressure medication which was doing nothing to alleviate the palpitations or blood pressure which my cardiologist logged at 190/110 at the beginning of our visit that came down to 170/110. This was in May. I was then forced to wait with this dangerous blood pressure until I was given a Holter in October. My holter clearly showed a “mild” arrhythmia.

After getting proof of the irregular heart beat, I filed a claim for missed work time foolishly thinking that WCB was going to do the right thing. They called me once in 2019, asked who my family doctor was before the “incident”. Scoffed when I said I didnt have one ( i was, and still am, physically fit, mentally not so much now ). That was the last time I heard from them until a year later in 2020 when I received a call to resubmit my claim. I filed my claim, again, thinking that I would be taken seriously this time. I was at this point ready to move on and I didn’t feel like fighting the decision and was ready to accept what they told me.

Then after a couple weeks, I get a call telling me that they had made their decision. They told me that Freon cannot cause palpitations and that I did not have irregular heart beat.

I was absolutely blown away, I still get shaken up because my heart, to this day is still sensitized to adrenaline and being a immigrant from Appalachia, im not equipped to deal with social situations where people straight up lie to me. I was told by my case worker I had a year to file an appeal and that they would mail me the decision. But they never did. When I finally calmed down, 3 months later, I realized I only have 30 days to file a appeal. They lied to me. I was advised by a lawyer at coastal law who declined to take the case because “there wasnt enough money” to ask for the written decision and appeal because it is my right.

So I appealed, thinking it was a mistake. After all in their decision, the cardiologist lied and claimed I told him I ran out of blood pressure medication, and someone, not sure if it was WCB or my Doctor, picked and pulled reports out of another Doctor’s reports and rearranged them to fit their narrative. My employer also claimed that I never told them what happened. All things that I can prove. I filed a complaint against my doctor that has been in progress for months now, but I do not expect him to get in trouble for his role in everything. WCB took 3 months, made their decision with out once ever contacting me and published it to the online portal, which is broke and has never sent me notifications. They never called me, they never emailed me, they never mailed me a letter. In their decision they just repeated that Freon cannot cause palpitations, and that I do not have irregular heart beat. I am also fairly certain they(or my employer) had a PI tailing me for a few days a month or two AFTER their decision.

After asking for a written decision and appealing within the 30 day window, it was denied because the decision was made outside the 30 day window. But yet, they asked me to file a extension for it. What is the point, this is exactly what WCB wants, and this exactly what they do. Psychologically torture, manipulate, and break their victims. It is also sad that this Doctor, and his friend that Cardiologist, people who are sworn to do good, would just toss me to the wind instead of admitting they messed up. And everyone believes them because I am just a uneducated yokel immigrant. It’s extremely upsetting, I am not a Doctor, but I do know my body better than anyone else does.

God help the injured workers in this province.

We had a neighbour who developed asbestosis from brake repairs, it took nearly twenty years to get workers comp to approve the claim. I’m sorry you’re going through this.

I would contact Resolute.
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Hang in there.

Resolute said there is nothing I can do. The big money maker ones wouldnt even give me a free consultation. Coastal Law said I would proably win but there wasnt enough money for them to care and the free workers advisor board, gave me this run around about how no one is denying that freon can cause heart sensitization, but since I admitted to palpitations before having the job, that there was nothing I can do. At this point, what damage is done, is done. I’ve already asked for help and felt so small because of it, I wont do it again. I would love to tell all these people what I really think.

Society is an absolute joke, and after corona, I want nothing to do with people. I am absolutely disgusted by the average person. Truth and doing the right thing are a joke to people now.

Looking back I should have just sold all my possessions at the beginning and borrowed money for a lawyer. But its all said and done and nothing I do can change what happened, or what could even potentially happen to someone else. But I dont care anymore. The most valuable thing I learned through this entire ordeal, is that you cant trust or rely or anyone but yourself and if your lucky, your family. Putting your trust and faith into anyone else is a potentially lethal mistake. That is not a understatement. Not in my case.

I decided to document what happened to me, so I can just forget about it. If that makes sense. When calling the WCB tribunal, to ask some questions. They must have thought the WAB was representing me.

They let me reappeal. And when I told the lady at the WCB appeals that WAB was giving me the run around. I literally could hear her sigh and the sound of relief in her voice. Ill never forget that. These are evil, evil people.

So I did my appeal in the form of a video and redacted all the evidence. Its rather bland, and long. But this has been ongoing 3+ years and trying to condense it down to a 15 minute video feels impossible. But at some time I will add some imagery and remove the redundant parts. It’s me mostly quoting from crap and then a 45 minute video of my evidence in chronological order.

I made this video mainly for a few reasons. Ive already stated two. If this video can help one other injured person understand what kind of people they are dealing with then it was worth publishing for that alone.

Time to just put this crap behind me. And by the way. I just wanted to rant about why I am continually given even more reasons to hate society. I want to call it quits and go live in the woods or one of these homeless encampments. That seems to be where I am heading to.

I will never get this corona vaccine. I would have never gotten it to begin with because I have literally never taken aspirin or any kind of pharmaceutical products, my entire life. I do not get the flu shot because I will not get a shot every 1 year or even 2 or 3 which is the most effective way to get it. Because I get the flu once a decade. It’s not worth it for me.

But the heart effects reported with this shot are eerily similar to what I went through with the heart sensitizing by hydrocarbons and even though I consider myself recovered, I still have to take a pill once a week or so if I start having a bunch of palpitations. I should be taking my medication every day, but again. I dont like taking pharmaceuticals, of any kind. Let alone hardcore beta blockers.

Before I even thought about a shot, I would want a cardiologist to acknowledge what happened to me in the first place, that is not going to happen. I dont even want to try because every doctor I have met has done nothing but judge me instead of trying to help me.

I havent worked in 6 months since i almost threw my back out and now it seems finding employment for someone as unclean as myself is going to be a problem. I dont know what the heck I am supposed to do.

Just give up and die!? What the heck is wrong with everyone, have you people lost your collective f@#$ing minds. If your foolish enough to not see where this is going, with yearly booster shots. I feel sorry for you.

If you should be taking medication daily for your condition and refuse to do so, you will never be approved for disability.