When your client is subject to a defense medical exam, the Response to Objection letter is an important part of the process. Key elements in the letter can help to protect your client and their case. Here are three areas that should be addressed in your Response or Objection letter and why:
Interpretation and Recording
Clear communication during a defense medical exam is crucial to the exam going smoothly. Outlining and defining that the plantiff will need an interpreter present to assist them during the DME can help to avoid confusion as well as frustrations.
In addition, not defining the terms for audio recordings can cause potentially negative repercussions. Establishing the type of recordings allowed and who has access to them is a potentially crucial part of the Response.
Save time and effort by defining that the defendant’s attorney must be available via phone during the time of the exam. Meeting via phone can speed up the process of conferring and resolving any disputed issues during the exam and therefore maximizes the time spent during the DME.
Ensuring that the doctor performing the defense medical exam has a copy of the response prior to the exam is key. Why? Because having the allowable knowledge in advance can help avoid interruptions and frustrations during the exam.
Nutris Consulting Can Help
Since 2010, Nutris Consulting has been the leader of the legal nurse consultant industry. With input and insight from practicing attorneys, we created a network of highly trained nurses that not only understand the medical portion of a DME but also the legal side as well. This combination creates an invaluable service for plaintiff attorneys that saves them time but also ensures that their client and their case is in good hands during defense medical exams. Have questions about how Nutris can help you? Curious about what else should be in your Response or Objection letter? We can help! Contact us 7 days a week to get your questions answered and schedule your legal nurse consultant as well.