Workers' Compensation Academy Podcast: Effective Use of IMEs

11.11.19

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Weber Gallagher Workers' Compensation Attorney, Jeffrey Seyfried is joined by Dr. Robert Mauthe, Pain Management and Rehabilitation Expert certified in Independent Medical Evaluations (IME). In this episode, they discuss how important an IME can be to employers and insurance companies in helping to manage their risk. Throughout this episode, Jeff and Dr. Mauthe discuss the IME cover letter, pre-existing conditions, causation, mechanism of injury, and the review and interpretation of medical records and diagnostic tests. They address aggravation versus the recurrence of injuries in workers' compensation matters. Jeff and Dr. Mauthe also discuss recognizing symptom embellishment, and they describe how the best approach to obtaining and impartial and thorough examination of an injured worker.

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