The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics is redefining the way musculoskeletal care is delivered across the region with locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
If you suffer an injury at your job or you are injured in another manner and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit against a third party, one of the most important aspects of your claim will be based on a professional medical assessment. You have the right to go to a care provider of your choosing for this examination, so pick a provider you know you can trust with extensive experience performing these independent medical examinations (IME). In the Washington D.C. and Arlington areas, we hope you’ll choose the team at The Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics for this assessment. We explain why we’re the right choice for your IME in today’s blog.
An independent medical exam will set the basis for your workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Because while you can claim that your foot or ankle hurts after an accident, it’s the professional documentation and assessment of the injury that will verify your claims and help provide an estimate for the financial impact of the injury. Knowing how long you’ll likely miss work and what type of rehabilitative services you’ll need now and in the future can help your lawyer put together a fair injury claim and ensure you get the compensation you rightly deserve.
At OFAC, we have a number of doctors who are specially trained in providing independent medical exams. Aside from the specific assessment, we also have doctors who can perform imaging reads or provide second opinions based on their experience. Dr. Thomas Sanders, Dr. Steven Neufeld and Dr. Daniel Cuttica routinely perform chart reviews and medical record assessments without an associated independent medical exam, so we can provide a second opinion or a comprehensive analysis of your injuries depending upon your needs. Our team is specifically trained on both the Fifth and Sixth Editions of the American Medical Association Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to ensure you receive an accurate injury assessment based on the current parameters.
We also pride ourselves on seeing IME patients as quickly as possible following an accident or injury. We know that time is of the essence in these cases, and the longer you wait to be seen by a professional, the more the insurance company will question your claim. We’ll do everything in our power to see you as quickly as possible so that a delay in care doesn't cause issues for your case.
At the end of the day, having a medical expert on your side will go a long way in helping you earn an injury award or favorable compensation if your case goes to trial. A professional medical opinion will speak volumes to those tasked with making decisions in your case, so don’t leave it up to a provider who won’t go the extra mile for their patient. Whether you need an independent medical exam after a personal injury, on-the-job accident or as part of a medical malpractice lawsuit, we can help you get the justice you deserve. We can also serve as an expert witness if medical details are being questioned in your case.
For more information about how our team can help you in the event you are considering an injury-related lawsuit, pick up the phone and give our team a call. Whether you want a complete medical exam to document the extent of your injuries or you just want a trusted provider to review your imaging results and provide an expert opinion, we’re here for you. To schedule that appointment or to speak with a member of our team, give us a call today at (703) 584-2040.