Orthopedic IME in Los Angeles

Orthopedic IME in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, there is high demand for Orthopedic experts.  The limited number of Orthopedic Surgeons available to conduct an Orthopedic IME in Los Angeles, creates an environment where demand outstrips supply.  When this happens, it is even more crucial to do your due diligence on the expert Orthopedic Surgeon that you may want to retain for your specific case.  Settling for whomever is available, may not be your best option.  However, there are several…

Skilled Ortho IME in Anaheim

Skilled Ortho IME in Anaheim

An Ortho IME (Independent Medical Examination) is needed when the injury claim is related to the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. How to Select a Skilled Ortho IME in Anaheim When it comes to selecting the Orthopedic IME in Anaheim, it is important to ensure the Orthopedic Surgeon involved has the appropriate board certifications, extensive clinical and surgical experience and is skilled at conducting Orthopedic IMEs.  In addition…

Psychiatric IME in Los Angeles

Psychiatric IME in Los Angeles

Over the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of requests for Psychiatric Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) in Los Angeles.  For a variety of situations, a board certified psychiatrist evaluates the psychiatric condition of an individual in the past and/or present.  Elements of a psychiatric IME (often referred to as Psych IME) vary from case to case and depend on what questions the defense is attempting to answer. A psychiatrists will use their…

Neuro IME in Los Angeles

Neuro IME in Los Angeles

Neurology independent medical examinations (IMEs) are very useful when evaluating a wide range of neurological complaints including, numbness, head injuries, any changes in mental processing, changes in hearing or vision, migraines, peripheral nerve injuries, radiculopathies, polyneuropathies, CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), seizures, and movement disorders and loss of memory. Most neurologic IMEs are necessitated by trauma or injury and typically involve some numbness or loss of sensation. A neurologic IME may also assess occupational conditions…

California Medical Evaluators Expands IME Services

Over the past few months, California Medical Evaluators has significantly expanded its med-legal evaluation services throughout the state of California. With over a network of more than 130 Physicians available in multiple specialties across the state of California, California Medical Evaluators is positioned to provide a variety of Med-Legal services. California Medical Evaluators has been a leader in California Work Comp evaluations over the past 7 years.  Over that span, the company has performed more…

California Medical Evaluators Welcomes Dr. Furuta

Dr. Furuta graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine in 2005. She is a board certified Psychiatrist and has successfully passed the QME competency exam and met QME educational requirements.  She is an outstanding practitioner and has several honors and awards, including, the Opencare 2016 Patient’s Choice Winner, the 2015 Southern California Psychiatric Society President’s Award and the SUPERDOCTORS® Southern California Rising Stars 2014 and 2015. Dr. Furuta is also is…

Highly Experienced Orthopedic IME in Fresno

Highly Experienced Orthopedic IME in Fresno

Orthopedic Independent Medical Examinations (IME) are important tools in determining causation in a majority of the musculoskeletal injury claims. Whether it be at work, related to an auto accident or from other type of accident, a large majority of injury claims are a result of musculoskeletal complaints or symptoms.  As a result, the number or legal proceeding that require an Orthopedic IME are extremely high across the state of California. The main purpose of an Ortho…

How to Find the Right IME in San Diego

How to Find the Right IME in San Diego

When selecting an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) in San Diego, it is important to be very selective.  Although, there are 100’s of providers available to conduct IMEs, not all of them have the knowledge, experience and ability to deliver on your IME needs. Recently, I have spoken to several adjusters, attorneys, paralegals and other professionals in the San Diego area on how to best find the IME expert that will address their needs.  Just the…

Expanded Los Angeles IME Services Available

Expanded Los Angeles IME Services Available

  Over the past few months, we have expanded our IME capabilities in the greater Los Angeles area. As of August 2017, we now have more than 100 Physicians available at 27 locations in the greater Los Angeles area to perform Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) or Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE). We have gathered feedback from claims adjusters, attorneys, risk managers and HR professionals and the top 2 decisions factors when it comes to selecting…

The Top 4 Signs of Plaintiff Malingering and How to Mitigate With an IME

The Top 4 Signs of Plaintiff Malingering and How to Mitigate With an IME

  Studies have shown that up to 50% of plaintiffs are either malingering or partially malingering. By definition, malingering is the falsification of medical symptoms for secondary gain, often money. Partial malingering is the exaggeration of real medical symptoms for secondary gain. Below are the top 4 signs of malingering that you should look out for on your next file! 1) Bo Derek Syndrome: Plaintiffs looking to maximize the value of their claim often exaggerate…