Injured my lower back and have 3 Ortho surgeons stating I need surgery and now I have a deposition coming up and have not see a doctor for an AME or QME exam.
The order does not matter, though usually the deposition transcript from your deposition is provided to an AME or PQME for review, and therefore more often than not, your deposition is taken before any such exam. But again, the order does not matter. Since you state your need for surgery, and an upcoming deposition, if you don't have an attorney, it is time to get one.
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As far as you are concerned that the timing of the deposition doesn't matter.
The order usually matters more to the attorney who is taking the deposition. If she intends to provide your deposition transcript to the QME, then it might be important to her to get your testimony before the exam. On the other hand, if your condition following surgery and recovery is more important to the deposing attorney, she may want to wait until your condition has stabilized before she depose you.
You can ONLY go to an AME if you have a lawyer. If we're talking AME, then you should be talking to your lawyer.
There is no set order for taking depositions. Thereis no requirement that defendant even take a deposition.
I agree with the answers of my colleagues. The order does not matter. some insurance carriers take less depositions of injured workers than others. One such carrier doesn't depose unless they feel there is something suspicious they want to inquire about.
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