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O’Donnell: Call them ‘defense medical exams’ (access required)

HOT SPRINGS – Defense lawyers call them “independent medical examinations.” Plaintiffs’ lawyers bristle at the phrase. Court-ordered medical exams in personal injury cases should be called “defense medical exams,” insist the plaintiffs’ lawyers. Regardless of the name, the law is clear it’s an examination by a health care provider “employed by the moving party.” No one should ...