Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)

Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) are performed on behalf of insurance companies, law firms, government agencies, and other third parties for an independent assessment and unbiased opinion as to the nature and extent of a persons injuries and disability.

Such examinations typically run for two to three hours, and sometimes longer, depending on the complexity of the case. The first part of the IME will consist of an interview of approximately one hour in length concerning the history of the injury, a functional inquiry in to past medical history, and determination of both pre-accident and post-accident complaints. The second part of the IME consists of a medical examination that will take from one to two hours on average. It will consist of a functional ability assessment and attempt to reveal any residual disability.

Due to the nature of the third party independent medical examination, the report will be sent only to the third party. Both the third party requesting the report and the individual presenting for an IME can expect an honest, fair, and unbiased assessment. It should be noted that even though treatment may be recommended, it is never prescribed as a result of an IME. Additionally, cancellations or rescheduling of an IME must, under most circumstances, be made through the third party, and not this office.

Unless otherwise indicated, all IMEs will take place at the 61 King Street in Saint John.

If you have additional questions, or would like to schedule an IME, please call (506) 847-0007.