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Why is a Defendant Allowed to Have Somebody Examined?

Generally speaking, the rules of procedure permit a defendant to obtain a medical examination of someone claiming the present effects of a personal injury because they have put their physical condition "in issue" under those circumstances. The defendant invariably hires a doctor to testify that the injury is either less severe than claimed, related to something other than the incident at issue, or totally nonexistent. We at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. are experienced in defeating defense lawyers efforts at minimizing or eliminating our client's claims of continued pain and suffering or other disability .