LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Medical Evaluators (CME) has recently increased the number of orthopedic surgery experts in their network to meet the high demand for Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) in California. Previously, the company focused mostly on servicing Southern California but recently expanded coverage to Central and Northern California.
The demand for orthopedic experts in California has been steadily increasing over the past several years, and the company has been quick to adapt to the expert witness needs throughout the state. Not only has the company focused on expert orthopedic surgeons, but also on adding expert spine surgeons to its network.
The vast majority of personal injury cases require the expertise of orthopedic surgeons, due to the nature of the injuries in question. Orthopedic surgeons focus on the musculoskeletal system and are usually requested to perform orthopedic IMEs or QMEs involving injuries to the spine, hands, feet, shoulders, knees, elbows and hips. They may also be asked to evaluate preexisting or degenerative changes to the cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine.
When selecting an orthopedic expert for a case, particularly an IME or Expert Witness Engagement, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration. The orthopedic expert should be board-certified and ideally have credentials from a top school. Additionally, it’s best to choose an expert who has been in practice for a few years, as new doctors will have less credibility. If possible, it’s also important to find an orthopedic expert who has extensive research experience related to the injury being evaluated in the case.
About California Medical Evaluators
California Medical Evaluators (CME) is a leading provider of Med-Legal Practice Management services to physicians who perform Qualified Medical Examinations (QMEs), Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and medical expert witness engagements. CME’s broad network of qualified physician experts perform over 5,000 medical-legal examinations annually. Founded in 2010 by physicians, CME has become a leader in QME practice management, while also providing IME services, fitness for duty evaluations, and disability evaluations for the legal and insurance industries. More information about CME can be found at CalMedEval.com or by calling (888) 853-7944.