Lewkovich: Failing to Prove FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT can be a death blow to good PI Cases
A common device to cut DC bills is when the DC does not "monitor functional improvement throughout the PI case." We agree with Lewkovich and failure to show 'improvement' hurts good PI cases. Why?
Because if there is NO proof of improvement [functional studies] the patient's impairment may very well be "pre-existing". Some defense MD's charge that the DC is breaching the "standard of care" by this omission.
Would you like to see the newest form proving EVIDENCE OF FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT? Of course.