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Category Archives: Evidence

Tiebreaker IME’s in Arizona Workers Comp Cases

One issue that is frequently litigated in Arizona work injury claims is whether or not additional medical care is necessary or not and whether or not it is related to the industrial injury. Usually there is a treating doctor on the side of the applicant wanting to perform additional care and a defense medical expert …

Do I Need to Answer Interrogatories in AZ Work Comp Case?

Many clients who are litigating their work injury claims in Arizona call us after they receive a large packet of information from the attorney representing the insurance carrier. One of the most intimidating contents of this packet are the “interrogatories”, which are a series of (usually 25) written questions about the injury, witnesses, medical treatment …

Waddel’s Signs – Defense Doctors are the Real Fakers

One of the most common techniques that Defense IME doctors use to discredit injured workers is the use of “Waddell’s Signs“.  Doctors hired by the insurance carrier will say that an injured worker has positive Waddel’s signs to show that they are exaggerating their symptoms or outright faking their injuries.  The test is named after …

Where You Get Your MRI Matters (AZ Workers Comp)

I learned something new today – there is a huge difference in quality between MRI facilities.  I was at an Industrial Commission of Arizona hearing where one of my favorite doctors, Brad Sorosky, was testifying.  Dr. Sorosky has a great way of explaining things in ways that normal non-doctors can understand.  The carrier in this …