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What to expect from an Independent Medical Examination (IME) in New Brunswick?

Under New Brunswick Rules of Court, the other party is entitled to an independent medical examination of injury victims, by a doctor of their choice.

IMEs usually involve a doctor reviewing all the medical records, interviewing the injured victim, conducting a physical examination, tests, and providing a written report.

Typically, the opposing party is only entitled to arrange one independent medical examination, but there are circumstances in which they may be entitled to a second examination.

It should be noted that the purpose of IMEs is not to offer treatment. Rather, their job is to write a report expressing an opinion.

If a client of Correia & Collins is required to submit to an IME, we will share with our client our research on the selected doctor, obtain a copy of the report, and comment on how we plan to deal with the report.

At Correia & Collins, we understand how to deal with and address IMEs. Correia & Collins represents accident and injury victims. Contact us by phone at 506-648-1700 or online for advice. Your first consultation is free.