In this issue
Insurance "Independent" Medical Examinations (IME)
• What is an IME?
• Why would you have to get an IME?
• Avoid “claims factory” IME doctors
Hello!! Welcome to the September edition of Settlement
Central’s Newsletter. We are pleased to share this newsletter
with you, as our business is helping people get satisfactory
settlements for their personal injury claims.
This month we will discuss Insurance Independent Medical
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are sent out in the Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter. Our readers
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Independent Medical Examinations
The so-called "Independent" Medical Examination (IME) is a
tool used by the insurance industry to assess for itself a
number of issues relating to your claim, to deny further
access to medical (we will use the word "medical" to include
all forms of care, including chiropractic, physical therapy,
acupuncture, and any other forms of "alternative" medical
care) care, and to attack the conclusions of your own doctors.
It is a legitimate exercise of contractual right in first
party claims, and a right granted by case law or court rule in
third party disputes. Even if you are not involved in
litigation in your third party claim, you can expect to
receive a request that you participate in an IME if you have
had a significant prior injury, extensive medical care from
this accident, or if you are receiving many treatments from a
doctor or dentist the insurance company may have identified as
too likely to favor claimants.
Please click here
http://www.settlementcentral.com/page8023.htm, for more of
our free discussion on IMEs.
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us to be an excellent source for your own personal injury
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