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Thread: Second Opinion

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    mpreyno2 Guest

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    I called my adjuster and requested a second opinion because my doctor has pretty much said that I have a permanent injury. I trust my doctor but I want to make sure they are right. The insurance company told me that there are NO second opinions in the state of Florida. Is this true? She said that I would have to pay for it on my own if I wanted one. This doesnt make any sense. They say I can do a one time doctor change, but not get a second opinion. Has anyone else had this problem? What should I do?

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    aj Guest

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    Your adjuster is correct. The statute does not allow for a second opinion. You are entitled to a one time change but only one for the life of the claim. You could also request an IME but again you only get one of those as well.

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    mpreyno2 Guest

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    What is an IME?

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    sh Guest

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    Independent Medical Examination
    http://www.fldfs.com/wc/faq/sb50afaq.html

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    stephanieanne Guest

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    Your Dr. can refur you for a second opion . As mine did both recomended surgery and now everyone is sitting on thier "you know what" and I'm in a so-called lite duty and getting worse

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