Given our decades of experience, WMA enjoys access to an immense network of medical specialists. Get in touch if you need independent medical advice.
Western Medical has access to all specialities, no matter how sub-specialized. In unusual cases we can source opinions from the US and Europe – we love challenge!
Our Medical Director's training and experience as a pathologist is often appreciated in medical malpractice cases where causation and Standard of Care are critical issues.
Providing maximum effort has been given, FCEs can be an important tool to assess disability relative to a job description, as opposed to the assessment of impairment from an IME.
FCEs are performed by experienced Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.
How do you know your employee, claimant, or the subject of legal proceedings is getting the right treatment? There are many occasions when you might want some assurance. That’s what a treatment review is all about.
These often go hand in hand. Rebuttal arguments frequently require substantiation from literature reviews.
Literature reviews can also be a vital component of class action suits.
When an insurer has to get independent medical advice on an issue involving mental illness, they need to understand and verify its extent. With a tele-psych assessment, the claimant can access an experienced senior psychiatrist without having to travel.
Document Reviews have the advantage, at least initially, of being a private opinion that can be useful in determining strategy and sometimes early settlement. There of course caveats with document reviews: they are only as good as the quality of the documentation and how recent it is. There are also caveats that the person in question has not been personally interviewed and examined.
A detailed face-to-face meeting between the provider of an opinion and the lawyer can pay substantial dividends in effective preparation for these important events.
Key to many medical opinions is getting a specialized test done. Objectively verifying the existence and extent of a purported illness or injury is of vital importance.
WMA is willing to perform a confidential on-site audit of a company’s existing disability claims, at no cost to the company, to determine which cases may be worthy of more detailed review.
Our Video Surveillance Analysis is uniquely positioned to help insurers understand what’s going on in complicated insurance claims – especially when it feels like something just isn’t right.