IME Guardian's founder saw a niche for this service in NJ and PA after 34 years experience working in the rehabilitation field as a case manager, vocational rehabilitation specialist and an expert. Her work area has included New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. In these locations, she has attended countless medical examinations with injured workers in the insurance industry and met with medical specialists. She is also called upon as an expert in the legal setting to provide opinions and testimony after her own evaluations.
Pooling from both of these different but similar worlds, a service was identified to send a Patient Care Representative into defense medical exams with clients... and IME Guardian was launched.
Independent medical examinations(IME's) and defense medical examinations(DME's) can be uncomfortable for your client. The outcomes can adversely affect the status of your client’s case whether it is in worker’s compensation, personal injury and even long-term disability cases. The defense examiner may hear only those responses given by your client that fit into his or her line of questioning. The examiner might miss some other key points and subtleties displayed by your client. A trained Guardian will notate everything he or she hears and observes. We are watchful over the process as an independent observer and provide a timely report afterwards. It is not an opinion you need from us, just a record of what actually occurred in the examination or evaluation. Our report will be useful should an issue arise later in the defense examiner’s report that needs clarification or further investigation.
Play it safe! Get a Guardian!