In addition to providing comprehensive practice management services for our physicians, CME also offers additional opportunities to do med-legal work outside of the Workers’ Compensation system. CME provides comprehensive medical-legal practice management for all medical expert engagement services.
Fitness for Duty (FFD), also known as Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE) are medical examinations conducted by a physician to determine whether an employee is fit (physically, mentally, or emotionally) to perform essential job functions.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of having a medical expert on a case who is articulate and capable of clearly explaining complicated ideas. Even the most qualified physician can easily become a liability if he/she cannot explain the issues so that the jury of non-medical professionals can comprehend.
In addition to being articulate, a successful medical expert must appear polite and calm at all times, regardless of what happens in the courtroom. Because we understand how crucial a medical expert witness can be, we offer deposition and trial preparation for our physicians to assist them in expressing their expert opinions to the best of their ability.