Some definitions

Forensic means the application of scientific principles to legal matters.

An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is where a health professional examines a person, they have not treated and have no other relationship with, to answer legal or administrative questions.

IMEs occur is various situations, including:

The author

David Eaton, MBBS (Hons), ICOM, FAFOEM RACP
Specialist Occupational and Environmental Physician

Who is this for?

This website is for people interested in a forensic approach to IME work. In particular, who seek a better understanding of:

  1. the issues that underlie the medical questions
  2. the medical evidence that is relevant those issues
  3. the distinction between relevant and irrelevant information
  4. the distinction between—and appropriate weighing of—verifiable and non-verifiable information
  5. how to express an opinion cogently and succinctly

Why the basic look and feel of this website?

I have deliberately set out here to provide content in a concise and simple way that is readable on PCs, tablets and smart phones.

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