Typically, before any IME is ordered, our Medical Director receives a call from a lawyer to discuss general issues about a case, all at absolutely no charge. Usually this is followed by a formal request for service with documentation that Medical Director personally reviews to get a better understanding of the nuances of the file. He will then call you with a more refined analysis of the case, and will discuss specific physicians for an IME as well as a general strategy from a medical perspective.
We then act as the portal for all communications to-and-fro to facilitate the IME arrangements and ensure effective progress of whatever is agreed. All reports are subjected to a thorough quality assurance review before being released, and we remain as vital facilitators for whatever follow-on questions may arise.
Of course, even in the best of worlds, unexpected time pressures can arise, and we often expedite appointments that are only possible by virtue of relationships with many of our providers that frequently span decades.
We also fully coordinate all trial arrangements to take tedious additional work off your paralegal’s desk.
Perhaps this summary gives you a sense of what we mean by full-service – but you will have to give us opportunity to show you what it means in actuality. We look forward to your call!
A typical medico-legal report has the following basic sections:
- Past history
- Full Document review
- Complete Examination (except for document reviews and psychiatric / psychological IMEs)
- Treatment recommendations (if relevant)
- Barriers to recovery
- Answers to questions in the Letter of Instruction