FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO THE INSTRUCTIONAL DVDS HELP MY CLIENT?
The instructional DVDs take your client through a clinical exam performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Further, the DVD will allow your client to see how their body will be manipulated during the clinical examination, along with an opportunity to witness what the exam will entail. The DVD will also alert your client to what response the physician is looking for with each test. Along with witnessing what the exam will entail, it informs them what response the exam is supposed to elicit, and what it should not elicit. Further, the examination will take them through the tricks used by IME physicians to allow them to opine that your client is engaging in symptom magnification or malingering.
In addition to clinical examination, the instructional DVD also features a legal discussion on how to prepare for the IME. Further, there is a discussion regarding how to behave before, during, and after the IME. The discussion also includes helpful tips on things to do and say, and also things to avoid.
HOW DO I PROVIDE THE MATERIAL TO MY CLIENTS
Certainly, your clients may view any and all of the three instructional DVDs in your office once you own the collection. This will allow you to ensure that your clients are watching the instructional DVDs and hopefully taking notes. The instructional DVDs will also be a necessary addition to your own collection of medical and legal material.
We are mindful that many of your clients will have travel limitations or live too far from your office to come to view the DVDs. In that case, you can simply purchase the individual DVD that your client requires and have it shipped directly to their home address.
HOW DO I ORDER THE INSTRUCTIONAL DVDS OR HAVE THEM SHIPPED TO MY CLIENT?
Follow the link on this website. You may order or rent instructional DVDs. There is an option to pay with a credit card or check. Many attorneys may want to use the check method so that expenses may be accounted for at the resolution of the case.
HOW CAN I BE CERTAIN THAT THE INFORMATION WILL BE HELPFUL?
The clinical medical examination portion of the instructional DVD is being performed by Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons that have performed thousands of IMEs in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. The discussion of the legal issues is from an attorney with an extremely busy and reputable workers’ compensation and personal injury case that has handled thousands of cases with nearly every case involving an IME.
WHY SHOULD I USE THIS PRODUCT?
This product is a necessary tool to prepare your clients for one of the most crucial aspects of the case. Nothing like this product existed until now. With instructional DVDs, you can make sure that your clients are prepared without having to do so yourself. The cost of instructional DVDs is low, while your time is worth hundreds of dollars per hour. Indeed client costs per case often run into the thousands, so it seems senseless not to spend a small sum to prepare your clients for years to come.
WON'T THIS BE TEACHING OUR CLIENTS TO LIE, OR BEAT THE EXAM?
No, in fact, it is entirely on the contrary. We emphasize honesty and giving full effort. We want the clients to understand that the physicians can find out what is wrong with them without the client exaggerating their symptoms in hopes of the physician taking them seriously. The DVDs emphasize honesty! If anything, it helps the clients understand how some IME examiners try to deceive them so that they can opine that the patient is engaging in malingering, symptom amplification, etc.