Independent medical examination is a form of evaluation conducted by a medical professional that has no previous connection with the patient. Such examinations are often utilized for liability purposes, which can be requested by insurance carriers or employers as a way of determining whether the medical issue is related to any particular event and if they are responsible for the treatment.
An independent medical examination is often used as a means of evaluating whether the patient is entitled to workers’ compensation or compensation for injury claims. The physician is selected by the insurance carrier and performs an objective medical evaluation. The source of the illness or injury, and whether it was caused by a workplace condition or incident, is determined by the examination. The medical professional is often trained in a specific area of medicine, such as orthopedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, psychiatry, critical care, emergency medicine, oncology, psychology, head and neck surgery, trauma, pain management, disabilities, and other medical issues.
As well as being experienced physicians, an independent medical examiner expert witness is useful when participating in a process involving litigation.
An independent medical examination an integral factor in determining the outcome of cases involving workplace insurance. The medical expertise of an outside and impartial expert brings a necessary perspective to the proceedings. ForensisGroup connects clients with the medical experts they need from highly qualified backgrounds in medical expertise. Find out more about our top quality independent medical examination expert witnesses by submit an expert request form or call us today.