The National Law Journal has an article on the increasingly contentious battleground over the circumstances of “independent medical exams.” Victims’ advocates are increasingly battling over the terms and conditions of the plaintiff’s medical exam, from who can attend the exam to more substantive concerns like the production of the IME doctors’ financial records. In the last 24 hours, we have had two separate disputes with defense lawyers we like and with whom we regularly cooperate. One involves the defendant’s lawyer wanting a doctor in Washington D.C. that just coincidentally is outside our subpoena power. Interestingly, the doctor lives in Maryland but has an amazing skill of evading service. (Does that show up on his C.V.?)
You can find the entire article here which includes a quote from me.
Should Lawyers Videotape Independent Medical Exams?
How to Cross Examine IME Doctor