Your attorney should then hire an investigator to video tape the actual Compulsory Medical Examination by the insurance company’s doctor. Many of these doctors, because they are on the side of the insurance company and make hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars a year, will add things that never happened or attribute things that are said to an injured plaintiff that they did not say. The way to keep the doctor honest is to have the entire examination videotaped so they can only state things that were said or done during the examination. You should also note that when the investigator comes to video tape the examination it is almost always the same sex as the person being examined and the video tape is the exclusive property of the plaintiff’s attorney thus the defense attorney has no right to the video tape and it will not be disclosed to them under any circumstances. The defense also does not have a right to actually be present, have their representative present or video tape a Compulsory Medical Examinations. This is because you have a right of privacy in this exam.
If a defense attorney or their representative appears for your Compulsory Medical Examinations you should call your attorney’s office immediately and do not go forward with the exam. This is one of the many tricks the insurance companies may try in order to gain an advantage over you in the litigation process. There are many other types of tricks that take place during a Compulsory Medical Examinations, certainly too many to go through during a blog but if you have any questions regarding your rights and how to stop insurance company tricks call my office at any time 877-444-2929 and we will be happy to assist you.