Re: Remedy Against a Lying IME Doctor
That IME can say the earth is flat and it wouldn't be perjury - that's his misguided opinion and he has the right to state it.
it bad that I'm looking forward to making sure the judge knows that his committed perjury isn't it?
The IME is hired by the carrier to give an alternate opinion, independent of the treating doctors influence - Thus the term Independent Medical Evaluation. (IME)
The goal is to reduce the carriers liability - it's an opinion only and may not be based on objective evidence.
Attempting to discredit the IME is fruitless - everyone, including the judge knows his opinion is biased to favor the carrier's interest.
The best defense against a lying IME is the treating doctors diagnosis based on objective evidence - facts and truth will outweigh some quacks opinion based on a five minute exam every time.
Don't waste time attacking an IME - present credible evidence to support your claim and don't worry about distractions.
Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.