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QME Process the Clear Winner for Complexity and Time Consumption

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 4

California's process for getting a qualified medical evaluator for workers' compensation claims, considered to be complicated and confusing enough to lawyers who practice in the Golden State, is even more bewildering to their out-of-state colleagues.Attorneys in other states say they don't understand why getting a QME in California should be so difficult. New York and Florida have relatively informal processes for the parties in a comp case to get a neutral third-party doctor to evaluate an injured worker, while others, like Illinois and Pennsylvania, mostly rely on the testimony o...

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