Since 2010, Nutris’ full-service, legal nurse consulting process covers every step of your client’s defense medical exam (DME). From client preparation to attending your client’s appointment as an advocate to providing professional analysis, our skilled nurses will supply you with the firsthand, summarized information you need for your client’s case.
When it comes to your client’s defense medical exam, the response or objection letter is an incredibly important aspect of the process. Why? Because if important details are left out of the response to the demand for examination, the integrity of the medical exam could be at stake. To avoid potential disaster, be sure to include these three items in your response or objection letter:
During the DME, the attending chaperone can absolutely be considered a witness to the case. Therefore, it is imperative that the chaperone is the following:
- absolutely necessary
- a person that has defense medical exam knowledge
- knows their role in the exam and the boundaries of that role
- is able to be a credible witness if necessary
(2) Oral History
Noting that an oral history of the incident is strictly prohibited is key. This is important because this history could effectively become an unmonitored second deposition and could lead to perjury. Ensuring that the exam focuses solely on the injury will help to keep the integrity of the plaintiff’s case intact.
(3) Mental Tests
While it may seem far-reaching, detailing that the exam is to be strictly physical and not a mental test is critical. If a doctor is able to give even the slightest hint that the plaintiff may not be mentally fit, the entire case can suffer.
Nutris Nurses Can Help
While each of these areas is important to the response or objection letter, it is equally as important for the plaintiff to understand these areas and their role during the exam. Nutris Legal Nurse consultants spend time preparing the client prior to the exam in order to achieve the best results possible!