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What’s an Independent Medical Examination?

So, you’ve been injured in an accident and notified by your attorney or insurance company that you have to attend an independent medical examination, also know as an IME. What does this mean? First a quick overview of an IME. Technically, an independent medical examination means the insurance company wants an “independent” review of your […]

6 Shocking Surgical Errors

Going under the knife is never easy. As frightening as it sounds, sometimes the most routine surgical procedures cause the biggest problems. Surgical errors happen at least 4,000 times per year, according to research by Johns Hopkins University. They can be attributed to a number of factors, including surgeon and hospital error. Since surgeons work […]

No-Fault Practice Tip – Medical Mileage

Another feature of the Michigan No-Fault Law is the prescription drug benefit. Under the Michigan No-Fault Law, the car insurance carrier responsible for paying no-fault benefits must reimburse Michigan car accident or Michigan truck accident victims for their prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are an allowable expense under the law and therefore the car insurance company […]

Medicare and Medicare Reimbursement

Medicare has become an important part of almost every single claim in our office, whether it is a car accident, truck accident or slip and fall accident. First, there is the paperwork. Whether the client is on Medicare or not, the insurance company on the other side wants information pertaining to Medicare. Recently, a client […]

A New Trend in Independent Medical Examinations?

Perhaps I am incorrect in calling this a new trend, but I have noticed a change in the way auto insurance companies are scheduling independent medical examinations (IMEs).   Lately I have noticed IMEs are getting scheduled by the insurance company at an earlier and earlier stage of the claim. For starters, an “independent medical examination” […]

Independent Medical Examinations

Independent medical examinations, also known as “IMEs”, are common throughout the state of Michigan in personal injury cases. However, they are extremely common in Michigan automobile no-fault cases. In theory, an independent medical examination is when a physician, who has not previously been involved in the person’s care or treatment, examines a patient and gives […]