Independent medical examinations are very common for cases involving no-fault insurance claims and worker’s compensation. These independent medical examinations are set up by the insurance company and performed by a doctor that that insurance company hires. If your insurance company sets up an independent medical exam in Michigan, you are required to go.
Many of these doctors perform these evaluations in their own offices, while others see the patient at the offices of a medical examination company. These doctors are essentially “hired guns” for the insurance companies whose main goal is to recommend termination or reduction of important benefits. If your insurance company has scheduled you an independent medical exam or has already terminated or reduced your no-fault benefits, you should contact a Michigan no-fault insurance lawyer immediately.