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Why should I not contact physicians to ask them for their opinions?

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death

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9/3/2012
Steve Lombardi
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As the “accused” anything you say to third parties can be used against you in this civil administrative process. Anything you and your attorney talk about cannot be discovered by those who accuse you. Likewise anything your attorney does on your behalf, including talking to possible experts who have reviewed the records and the medical care you provided is not discoverable. So you want the insulation of your attorney because your attorney can talk with the experts and then discuss with you their opinions. That way an unfavorable opinion will not have to be disclosed. This isn’t anything different than what the Board does to present its best case. There is nothing dishonest about a legitimate disagreement between professionals about the practice of medicine. That’s why it’s referred to as “The Practice of Medicine”. The operative word being “practice”.

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