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Direct Exam of Medical Witness in Arizona Workers Compensation Claim

Most Arizona work comp litigation requires expert testimony from a medical expert as part of the injured worker’s burden of proof. Asking questions of the medical expert is part science, part art. The following is a very basic outline that I follow when questioning my own medical expert: Professional qualifications (licensed to practice in Arizona, …

Cross Examining the Defense Medical Expert in AZ Workers Comp Hearing

In law school, there is a famous video called “The Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination”.  They are: Be brief. Short questions, plain words. Always ask leading questions. Don’t ask a question to which you do not know the answer. Listen to the witness’ answers. Don’t quarrel with the witness. Don’t allow the witness to repeat his …

Endorsement of Endurance Rehab

If anyone has any kind of injury that requires physical therapy, I highly recommend Endurance Rehabilitation.  I was referred to Endurance by one of the Industrial Commission judges who had treated there, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the treatment I’ve received.  Having gone through extensive rehabilitation for a previous knee injury on two …

What Are the AMA Guides in Arizona Workers Comp?

Determination of permanent disability in Arizona work injury claims is governed by a book published by the American Medical Association called The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.  The Guides have a section for each of the major body parts which give uniform rules for doctors to “rate” permanent impairments in injuries.  Although the …

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