Gary Lewkovich dismantles a common insurance ploy. This is one of the key questions we answer at the upcoming Advanced PI Seminar on October 22 at LAX. DC's face with their PI Cases. Anticipating this question will help you define your patient's legal case.
Besides answering: "absolutely not" Dr. Gary offers a three-page handout for Diagnosis and Treatment for a Grade 2 & 3 Whiplash patients. Page three offer a comprehensive chart for Grade 1 to Grade 5 cases.
This is a must have for your PI practice. Dr. Gary will be discussing this at the Annual PI Seminar.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy.
A common tool used by all insurance companies is claiming your patient had major physical issues before the accident. Sometimes that's true. However, we've never seen an accident that 'improved' those pre-existing conditions. In fact, good evidence will usually show GREAT aggravation to existing physical conditions.
Here is our 9 step checklist for all your incoming PI Patients:
Notations of pain on police reports
Ambulance report notes
Notes from family doctor
Friends who can testify of early onset
MOST crucial is the report and history by the DC
The Wall Street Journal reports that fatalities are up in the first 6 months after years of decline. "Experts" are placing blame on drivers being more distracted with fancy tech devices in their cars and the ubiquitous smart phones.
|1)||What % of your practice is PI?|
|2)||What % of your practice is Work Comp?|
|3)||What % of your practice is Private Insurance?|
|4)||What % of your practice is Cash?|