Independent Medical Exams

Independent Medical Exams

Independent Medical Exams VA Disability Lawyers Kalamazoo, MIWere you recently denied VA disability benefits due to an unfavorable medical exam? If so, our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI may recommend you get an independent medical exam (IME).

Unlike the Compensation and Pension Exam, an independent medical exam is performed by a doctor with no connection to the VA.

Since an independent medical exam is obtained by someone other than your family physician, the VA also puts more stock in the evidence it presents.

What is the Purpose of an Independent Medical Exam?

Medical examination reports are heavily relied on by VA adjudicators and judges in their decision making, which is why obtaining an independent medical examination is often critical to successfully appealing VA decisions. Our veterans attorneys may recommend an independent medical exam to establish the degree of a service-connected condition so you can receive the VA disability benefits you deserve.

Typically, the VA is required to schedule claimants a medical examination to determine their degree of impairment for a given condition. Unfortunately, not all of these examination reports are favorable towards the veteran. In order to contest an unfavorable medical examination report, a claimant should submit their own medical examination report discrediting the unfavorable report.

An independent medical examination is important if you wish to successfully appeal a VA decision. Our VA disability lawyers will help you obtain an independent medical examination and ensure the report includes the legal wording necessary to support your claim.

Other Supporting Documentation and Evidence

Medical documentation is typically the most helpful documentation you can provide the VA in supporting most of your claims. However, other non-medical evidence can be very probative in appealing your case. VA Disability Group will help you contact friends, co-workers, and others to gather affidavits supporting your claims. Our veterans attorneys will also help you gather an array of other evidence that may be helpful to your VA disability claim, such as tax and employment records.

If your VA disability claim was previously denied, request a consultation with one of our veteran disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI. Our VA lawyers can help you develop the evidence you need to support your claim while appealing a VA decision. Call the VA Disability Group today at 1-844-VET-LAWS (1-844-838-5297).