Medical Examinations For Defendants In Lawsuits Meant to Mislead Jurors

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

When you’re injured in an accident, you don’t expect is to end up in court asking a jury to decide your fate. Especially when you weren’t at fault, you expect the other person’s insurance company to treat you right and offer you a fair settlement. After all, that’s what they’re there for, right? You also don’t expect to have to go to trial and have a jury of folks who don’t know you decide your fate. And the absolute last thing you ever expect to see is a doctor, hired by the insurance company, to come into court and try to mislead that jury into believing that you’re not injured or that your injuries are not as bad as you, your family and your friends say. But that is EXACTLY what you will face if you file a lawsuit after being injured in an accident.

 

These medical examinations by doctors hired by the insurance companies are called “independent” medical examinations by the insurance industry. If your future wasn’t so important, calling these examinations “independent” would be laughable. But when you’ve been hurt, it’s no laughing matter when a doctor who has no intention of helping you or treating you is paid thousands of dollars for a few minutes of work, just to come sabotage your case in front of the jury deciding it. All after taking the same oath to tell the truth that you take when testifying in court about what really happened to you. It’s disheartening and discouraging to our clients when they watch a member of the medical profession sell their testimony for thousands of dollars, but judges and lawyers become accustomed to it as a part of the game insurance companies play to minimize what they pay to injury victims. Most often, the attorneys at CGWC see the same doctors time and time again, year after year after year, and we know what their report will say before we see it.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may have to file a lawsuit, be examined by one of these doctors, and possibly go to trial. You need an attorney who is experienced in discrediting these hired guns for the insurance industry. The attorneys at CGWC are experienced in showing jurors what these doctors are really about. Contact CGWC for a free consultation.