SettlementCentral.Com Newsletter
Issue 26

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

Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter

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 Examinations.

As always, we will post our articles on our website as they are sent out in the Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter. Our readers will have a rich resource available to them, our hands-on battles with the insurance companies translate into useful and accurate information for our readers.


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.

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