We Need More Cowbell



“I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.”

– Christopher Walken

From a Saturday Night Live sketch as famous music producer “The Bruce Dickinson”.


Well, we had a claimant with a low, short-time exposure to paint fumes, and he’s looking for “prescriptions” to remedy these vague complaints.

  • Balance off
  • Hot sensation in body
  • Blurry vision
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Changes in appetite
  • Lightheadedness
  • Chest pain
  • Low energy
  • Chest tightness
  • Malaise
  • Chills
  • Nasal irritation
  • Coldness in the fingertips
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Dyspnea on exertion
  • Pooling of saliva in throat
  • Eyes watering
  • Sensation of passing out
  • Facial swelling
  • Sinus pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling of the extremities
  • Generalized sensation of warmth
  • Throat swelling
  • Giddiness
  • Tinnitus
  • Head pressure
  • Weakness of the left hand and upper extremity
  • Headache


THIS WAS A REAL CASE. It would be almost comical if this weren’t a high dollar claim with a potential for a huge disability award and a lifetime of ever-increasing medical expenses.


Here’s the deal, the more general and subjective the complaint, the greater likelihood we have symptom exaggeration. And our physician peer advisor successfully made exactly that case.


So grab your cowbell and get back to work.
Call us. We have more cowbell.

William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer

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