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Category Archives: Medical Care

What is an Independent Medical Examination and Do I Have to Go?

One of the most effective tools that the insurance carrier has to control an Arizona workers compensation claim and terminate benefits is an “Independent Medical Examination”.  Usually, there is nothing “Independent” about it.  In fact, we call them DME’s or “Defense Medical Examination”.  The doctor is a doctor who is chosen by the insurance carrier …

Can I Choose My Own Doctor in my Workers Compensation Case in Phoenix, Arizona?

If you file a Workers’ Compensation claim in Phoenix and you are receiving treatment with a doctor that the insurance company sent you to, you should know that in most cases you have the right to change doctors to a doctor who is independent of the insurance company.  That is a right that the insurance …

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