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What Is an Independent Medical Examination?

September 5, 2019

When you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence and are filing a claim with help from a personal injury lawyer in Portsmouth, VA, you may be required by your insurance policy to go through an independent medical examination (IME). What this means is that the insurance company will have you make an appointment with an “independent” third-party physician who will examine you and determine the extent of your injury. Keep in mind that there is often very little that is “independent” about this physician—they essentially work for the insurance provider, and are therefore incentivized to provide results that... View Article

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