In an April 1, 2009 NY Times article, “A World of Hurt – Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust” by N. R. KLEINFIELD – the insurance doctor examination was assessed.
Dr. Hershel Samuels, an independent medical examiner in the New York state workers’ compensation system stated, “If you did a truly pure report you’d be out on your ears and the insurers wouldn’t pay for it. You have to give them what they want, or you’re in Florida. That’s the game, baby.”
For the full article – see http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/nyregion/01comp.html?_r=1
The above is very disappointing news for the majority of folks that are injured due to someone else’s negligence. However, there are a few doctors in Georgia who make a lot of money testifying on behalf of insurance companies in personal injury lawsuits. Injury victims need experienced injury attorneys who are comfortable asking the right questions to show that the doctor may have ulterior motives for what is contained in his report.