Recently a client told me the insurance company and employer was sending him for a disability evaluation…3 hours from his home! The client lives in Wood River, mere minutes from thousands of doctors in St. Louis. Likewise he will have to drive past about another 500 doctors in Springfield. All of this is so they can get the opinion they want from a doctor who will say what they pay him to say. This is a classic example of how the truth is irrelevant to an insurance company. They actually argued that none of the other doctors in the area were knowledgeable about how to do a proper disability evaluation.
This “independent” medical examination is neither independent nor fair. It’s a dishonest tactic taken by people without conscience. But understand that a good lawyer can prepare you for this exam and beat their doctor at trial. But for that to happen you have to hire a good lawyer. Prepare yourself: call the Law Office of Keith Short. 618-655-9499 or 618-254-0055