Written by attorney James Robert Carroll Jr.

What to Do at an "Independent Medical Examination"

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This is a standard letter that we send to all of our clients who have to attend a defense medical examination. These are when the insurance company hires a doctor to exam the plaintiff and render an opinion that the defense will use. These exams are more commonly referred to as IME's or Independent Medical Exams, but we and C&C Law think there's nothing independent about them. The exams are for the defense so let's just call them that-- Defense Medical Exams. Usually, the doctor conducting the exam is well known with the insurance industry and makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year conducting exams for the insurance industry. I ask independent is that!?!? The attached document are good rules to follow when you have to attend one of these exams.

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