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Independent Medical Examinations Under the DBA/LHWCA

Posted on July 3, 2010

We have recently posted a page here Independent Medical Examinaions which contains the Laws, Regulations, and Rules according to which Independent Medical Examinations under the Defense Base Act are to be arranged and carried out. Independent Medical Examinations are to be arranged by the District Office of the DoL, not by the insurance company or […]

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Independent Medical Examinations

Posted on July 2, 2010

The Law LHWCA  907 (e) Physical examination; medical questions; report of physical impairment; review or reexamination; costs. In the event that medical questions are raised in any case, the Secretary shall have the power to cause the employee to be examined by a physician employed or selected by the Secretary and to obtain from such […]

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Independent Medical Examinations under the Defense Base Act

Posted on May 13, 2009

There is a provision under the Defense Base Act  for Independent Medical Examinations as well as procedure to be followed.   907  Medical Services and Supplies  scroll down to  907 e http://www.dol.gov/esa/owcp/dlhwc/lspm/lspm5-400.htm In the event that medical questions are raised in any case, the Secretary shall have the power to cause the employee to be examined […]

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Defense Base Act: The Weaponization of the Defense Medical Examination

Posted on May 15, 2012

The Defense Base Act Insurance Company is entitled to have Defense Base Act Claimants see a physician that they choose to provide them with a second opinion regards the injuries that you have filed a claim for.  These examinations are in no way Independent Medical Examinations as the Insurance Company and their Attorneys deceptively refer […]

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Posted in ACE, AIG and CNA, Civilian Contractors, DBA Attorneys Fees, Defense Base Act, Defense Base Act Attorneys, Defense Base Act Insurance, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Defense Base Act Lawyers, Defense Medical Examinations, Department of Labor, Dropping the DBA Ball, Follow the Money, Independent Medical Examinations, LHWCA Longshore Harbor Workers Compesnation Act, Misjudgements, Political Watch, PTSD and TBI, Racketeering | 2 Comments »

Defense Base Act Defense Medical Examinations: Rewriting the Report

Posted on November 23, 2011

As a Defense Base Act Claimant you are required to submit to an examination by a physician the insurance company chooses for a second opinion.  These examinations are often improperly (fraudulently ?) referred to as Independent Medical Examinations which are something very different under the LHWCA/DBA. Doctors who will do this work for insurance companies […]

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Posted in AWOL Medical Records, Civilian Contractors, Defense Base Act, Defense Base Act Insurance, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Defense Medical Examinations, Department of Labor, Independent Medical Examinations, Injured Contractors, LHWCA Longshore Harbor Workers Compesnation Act, PTSD and TBI | 1 Comment »

How much does an Independent Medical Examination Cost?

Posted on May 10, 2011

An Independent Medical Examination as ordered by the Department of Labor or a Defense Medical Examination (Second Opinion) are paid for by the insurance company. We’ve not yet seen or heard of anyone going to an Independent Medical Examination as ordered by the DoL according to the LHWCA/DBA.  There are guidelines to be followed for […]

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Posted in Civilian Contractors, Defense Base Act, Defense Base Act Attorneys, Defense Base Act Insurance, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Defense Base Act Lawyers, Defense Medical Examinations, Department of Labor, Independent Medical Examinations, Injured Contractors, LHWCA Longshore Harbor Workers Compesnation Act, Racketeering | 7 Comments »

How far can you be sent to a Defense Medical Examination ?

Posted on March 29, 2011

Coercion: the act of compelling by force of authority Forcing an Injured Contractor to drive or fly far out their geographic area to go to Defense Medical Examinations which are falsely referred to as Independent Medical Examinations is among the most abusive tactics in the insurance companies arsenal. They are often aided by the Department […]

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Posted in AIG and CNA, Defense Base Act, Defense Base Act Attorneys, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Defense Base Act Lawyers, Defense Medical Examinations, Department of Labor, Dropping the DBA Ball, LHWCA Longshore Harbor Workers Compesnation Act, OALJ, Racketeering | 2 Comments »

Department of Labor District Medical Consultants (DMC’s)

Posted on July 12, 2010

This is how the DoL uses it’s “District Medical Consultants” for their  Independent Medical Examinations? The Department of Labor repeatedly defies the very laws and regulations put in place to protect the Worker, even the regulations they write themselves Harkin to Dept. of Labor: Reopen nuke worker’s case “The Department of Labor’s district medical examiners […]

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Independent Medical Evaluations, AIG and CNA

Posted on May 9, 2009

For clarification of when an IME is called for  :  Independent Medical Evaluations under the Defense Base Act According to the Defense Base Act,  the employer carrier may request that the employee be examined by a doctor that they choose.  They may do this for each injury being claimed. This is called a Defense Medical Examination .   It […]

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Veterans Administration and Department of Labor contract IME’s to company that does DME’s

Posted on July 8, 2010

We Call Foul, MES Solutions does Defense Medical Examinations for CNA but the DoL puts them in charge of Independent Medical Examinations that must not be done by doctors who work for insurance companies. Contractors are not the only ones our Government has sold out what is supposed to be an unbiased and fair medical […]

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Posted in AIG and CNA, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties and Missing, Defense Base Act Law and Procedure, Department of Labor, Dropping the DBA Ball, Hope that I die, Misjudgements, OALJ, Political Watch, Racketeering, Veterans Affairs | 1 Comment »

DBA Defense Tricks

Posted on September 9, 2009

It’s become clear the  DBA Defense Lawyers use the same  DBA Defense Lawyer Dirty Tricks repeatedly.  Are these tricks thought up by the Insurance Company or the Lawyer and does it matter? The Defense Lawyers are enabling the fraudulent and unethical practices of AIG and CNA. Maybe by listing them all here the ALJ’s will […]

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