Most practitioners in New York are familiar with what an "independent medical examination" is. Commonly referred to as an IME, many plaintiff's attorneys consider these examinations as being anything but "independent".
An IME takes place after plaintiff's deposition is conducted and is always conducted by a doctor who is hand picked and paid for by the defendant.
In New York, attorneys have traditionally only appeared for IMEs on their larger cases, if at all. It is advisable that an attorney appear at every IME to ensure that the client's rights are fully protected.
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