Medical Legal Evaluations

RehabOne Medical Group -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

RehabOne Medical Group

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Los Gatos, CA & San Jose, CA

If you need to undergo a medical legal evaluation for your job or because of a compensation claim, the team at RehabOne Medical Group can help. At their offices in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California, the approved medical evaluators offer comprehensive medical and legal evaluations for all purposes in complete confidence. Find out more by calling RehabOne Medical Group today.

Medical Legal Evaluations Q & A

What are medical legal evaluations?

Medical legal evaluations are health assessments undertaken by an independent, approved physician to comply with a range of legal obligations. You might need a medical assessment to enable you to drive professionally, for health insurance purposes, or when you take on a new job.

One of the most frequent reasons why people need medical legal evaluations is when they’re involved in a case for compensation. Workers pursuing compensation claims against their employers must have a medical legal evaluation to provide evidence that their condition is directly related to a problem for which the employer is responsible. The evaluation also needs to give details of the extent to which the employee is affected by their condition.

Other claims that often need a medical legal evaluation are auto accident and other personal injury cases. Again, it’s all about having an independent evaluation of the extent of your injuries and how they affect you, as well as to what extent another person or organization is to blame.

What happens at a medical legal evaluation?

The first stage of a medical legal evaluation is filling out questionnaires that give your evaluating physician the background information they need on your case. If you can fill out these forms before your evaluation appointment, that can be a great help.

The exact evaluation process might differ according to the reason for your evaluation, but the session typically starts with a review of your medical history and a physical exam. Your evaluating physician at RehabOne Medical Group checks all your vital signs and other health indicators, including:

  • Heart rate
  • Breathing rate
  • Temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Physical reflexes
  • Reaction times
  • Balance
  • Cognitive responses

They then examine the symptoms that are the cause of the evaluation. If it’s chronic pain following a back injury, they spend some time carrying out a comprehensive examination of your back, and look at how well you can move. 

You may also need to undergo diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI scan, and possibly blood tests.

Can any physician offer medical legal evaluations?

Physicians need approval from the relevant governing body or authority before they can offer a medical legal evaluation service. RehabOne Medical Group has approved physicians with many years of experience who provide evaluations for medical and legal purposes.

They offer comprehensive consultations by qualified, independent medical evaluators, using state-of-the-art technologies, including electrodiagnostic studies. Both comprehensive, holistic medicine evaluations and functional capacity evaluations are also available at RehabOne Medical Group.

To find out more about medical legal evaluation services, call RehabOne Medical Group today.