Defense Medical Exam Warning Letter to Clients
What kind of a doctor can make half a million bucks a year not even treating a patient? Why an insurance paid defense medical examiner of course. Not all of these docs are completely sold out. Some actually practice medicine and do these exams as a (well paid) hobby. But there is quite a list of not so lovely characters doing DMEs to fund their lifestyles of the rich and famous.
My favorite is the doctor with medical licensing problems because he forged someone's name so he could write prescriptions for the jugs of codeine-laced cough syrup that fed his addiction.
There are plenty of less obvious examples of hacks doing unfair exams. Like the "neurologist" who "examined" our lovely older client, She turned out to be "pediatric neurologist" who didn't treat adults.
In any event, when a court orders our client to submit to one of these exams, we shouldn't assume our clients will know the true horror stories that surround this whole DME game. They shouldn't go into the DME office thinking they are going to be seeing a normal friendly and caring neighborhood doctor.
I developed this DME client Ltr.pdf. Please feel free to use and share it.