Kobraky Wrote:Surprise Surprise....the IME was a total nightmare just as i expected with the 15 minute fly by night doctor exam and coming to the conclusion that my herniated disc occurred after my injury at work somehow even tho i have been off work and not doing any physical activities since the injury , Now i get to fight with workmans comp and pay a lawyer just to get them to do the right thing, So to everyone that holds these workman comp doctors in any regard have fun getting the least amount of quality for medical care possible.
The way workmans comp operates is a disgrace to mankind, I understand alot of people probably try to rip off workmans comp but when you have 3 doctors saying one thing then 1 doctor that gave you a 15 minute evaluation says something different that works out well for the insurance company it really is sickening , a real doctor would not work solely off of workman comp cases trying to screw over people that have done nothing wrong except have an accident at work that caused an injury....
the length of the examination or the number of opinions doesn't guarentee the correctness of the opinion.
it's not a contest to see how many doctors either side can get or how many pages the report is.
the system can be gamed by either side-it's not easy to tell which is worse.
courts have to look at the findings, supporting documentation, and soundness of the conclusions in order to determine which is the more persuasive opinion.
and even then.....?
it's a negotiation/settlement game played by the legal system-- not a medical/diagnostic accuracy problem.
workers are often frustrated and confused when the rules are changed --litigation is about $$ not justice.