IME - Independent Medical Examinations
Western Medical has access to all specialities, no matter how sub-specialized. In unusual cases we often source opinions from the US and Europe – we love challenge!
Our Medical Director's training and experience as a pathologist is often appreciated in medical malpractice cases where causation and SOPs are critical issues.
IDE - Independent Dental Examinations
We are fortunate to have access to dentists who take an evidence based approach to causation of TMJ disorders.
We maintain exclusive access to outstanding physicians recognized as Certified Examiners by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. They are well versed in assessing Minor Injuries as per the Alberta Minor Injury Regulations.
These examinations are frequently requested for workplace issues, PTSD and traumatic brain injury assessments.
Neuropsychological IMEs can also be effective tools for assessing secondary gain as a motivating factor
Document Reviews have the advantage, at least initially, of being a private opinion that can be useful in determining strategy and sometimes early settlement. There of course caveats with document reviews: they are only as good as the quality of the documentation and how recent it is. There are also caveats that the person in question has not been personally interviewed and examined.
Rebuttal Opinions &
These often go hand in hand. Rebuttal arguments frequently require substantiation from literature reviews.
Literature reviews can also be a vital component of class action suits.
(document review only)
Western Medical works closely with another Albertan company, Premier Research and Consulting (PRC), in the investigation of whether an employer should take total responsibility for an alleged workplace injury. PRC takes the lead role in this process which is at no cost to the employer as PRC’s benefit is only realized after a successful challenge to an adverse WCB decision. Western Medical arranges for document reviews by appropriate specialists of cases that PRC believes might have merit, to identify the presence of significant pre-existing disease and/or unduly prolonged recovery.