Medicolegal and Independent Medical Evaluation
If you’ve gotten hurt while at work or as a result of a car accident, you may experience legal action. While this may be the last thing you want to focus on, the medical professionals at DC Hand can make it easy for you. We are proud to offer medicolegal services to patients in the Washington, DC, metro area, including independent medical evaluations (IME).
What is an Independent Medical Evaluation?
An independent medical evaluation is a physical medical examination and a review of the medical records done by a third-party medical professional to substantiate the findings and prognosis of the original treating doctor. Dr. Raizman is a fellowship-trained physician sub-specialized in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is an expert in cases involving injuries to the hands, wrists, shoulders, elbows, and connective tissues. As an experienced medical professional, Dr. Raizman and his team have experience in litigation of injuries to the hands, wrists, shoulders, elbows, and connective tissues.
Case Reviews for Worker’s Compensation, Auto Accidents, and More
Case reviews are often needed for worker’s compensation or compensation from a car accident. These case reviews require a third-party medical professional go through the patient’s medical records to address whether the treating doctor’s prognosis and treatment plan are correct.
Dr. Raizman and his team are proud to provide case reviews and IMEs to patients who are under review in a legal case, whether that be for worker’s compensation or an insurance claim. Dr. Raizman is an expert in injuries to the hands, wrists, shoulders, and elbows, allowing him to offer witness testimony that you can trust.
How to Prepare for an Independent Medical Evaluation
Dr. Raizman and his team want to ensure you get the medical coverage you deserve. When it comes to preparing for your visit with Dr. Raizman, we suggest the following:
- Be honest about your claim. Dr. Raizman wants to ensure that you’re getting the exact care for your injury and needs. We also want to ensure that you don’t receive unnecessary treatment that may cause more harm to the injury at hand. For this reason, we ask that you be very honest about the extent of your injuries.
- Review the details of your claim. When reviewing your medical records, we want to make sure we have all the information we need. By reviewing the details of your claim prior to your visit, you can ensure we hear the entire story of how you received your injury.
- Review the medical are you received. We want to make sure we get the full picture of your medical treatment prior to your visit with us. Make sure you have on hand all treatment you received prior to your IME with us.
If you live in the Washington, DC, metro area and need medicolegal services like an independent medical evaluation, call the experts at DC Hand at the Office of Orthopaedic Medicine & Surgery at (202) 835-2222.