Independent Medical Evaluation

An independent medical evaluation is an impartial exam, performed by the pain specialists at Sussex Pain Relief Center in Georgetown and Lewes, Delaware. If you need an independent medical exam, or if you just want to find out more about how they work, reach out to Manonmani Antony, MD, DABA, DABIPP, and her team by phone or by arranging your appointment at either location via online scheduling today.

Independent Medical Evaluation FAQ

What is an independent medical evaluation?

An independent medical evaluation is an exam that a licensed physician performs on an injured party. Although most accident victims already have a physician and may visit their personal physician for care after an accident, that physician could potentially have some level of bias that might affect their assessment of the patient's injuries.

In an independent medical evaluation, the physician is completely impartial and has no previous connection to the accident victim they're examining. Independent medical exams are very common in New Jersey legal cases. While they're most common in workers' compensation cases, they're also part of auto accident cases and other kinds of injury cases.

What is an IME expert witness?

Independent medical examinations (IME) expert witnesses are impartial physicians who may provide forensic medical reviews and independent medical examinations to evaluate the extent of injuries, disability, or physical impairment for insurance carriers and defense counsel.

Serving as expert witnesses and forensic consultants, independent medical examiners may provide expert reports regarding injuries, impairments, and disabilities

When do I need to have an independent medical evaluation?

If you're injured in an accident and the responsible party is potentially liable for major medical and/or pain-and-suffering costs, their attorney might request that you have an independent medical evaluation. Sometimes, the court orders an independent medical evaluation.

Another example is a workers' compensation case where your employer's insurance providers request an independent medical evaluation. If you're involved in any legal case where you're injured and there's a dispute or potential dispute regarding liability, there's a good chance you might need an independent medical evaluation.

If you're the responsible party or the employer of an injured individual and want to make sure the victim really needs the treatment they're getting, your attorney might request an exam of this type.

Why choose Dr. Antony to be an IME expert witness?

Often, after an accident, dealing with the pain is the most difficult part of the recovery. Dr. Antony has an extensive background in dealing with all types of chronic pain and is uniquely qualified to judge the medical condition.

She can also evaluate treatment thus far and determine whether there might be a more effective solution for the pain. Dr. Antony has the following qualifications:


IME training

Specialty training

Dr. Antony is a knowledgeable professional who is responsive, easy to deal with, and can communicate well both in writing and orally. She is well-reputed in a careful review of the medical records and effectiveness in writing reports and in testifying.

Dr. Antony says, “Expert witness work can be both rewarding and challenging. With a little bit of preparation, you can be successful in maintaining your expert witness practice”.

Whether you're an employer, an attorney, or an injured party, you might need to set up an independent medical evaluation at Sussex Pain Relief Center. Book online or by phone now.