independent medical examiner


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independent medical examiner

A doctor who is not otherwise involved in an examinee’s care, who performs an impartial examination to evaluate injury, disability, or impairment in regard to legal or insurance issues.
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The Independent Medical Examiner (the IME ) shall be a board-certified, Virginia licensed physician.
Unless someone is represented by an attorney," he said, "they don't even know that they can choose their own doctor and, if that doctor doesn't agree with the treating physician or the independent medical examiner, the [law] lets the judge decide.
So-called independent medical examiners are vulnerable not because of what they know in their field, but rather because of what they don't know or have not done in a particular case.
Plaintiffs in Pennsylvania will no longer have to face defendants' independent medical examiners alone.
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