What should I do to prepare for an independent medical examination?
If you have not already retained an attorney by the time the insurance carrier schedules your independent or defense medical examination, then you should contact that attorney now. These examinations may be very detrimental to your case. The physicians that perform these examinations are chosen by the insurance company and therefore, many times they have a bias in favor of the insurance company. Before you proceed to an IME or a DME, you must be thoroughly prepared by your attorney as to what to expect.