IME / Expert Medical Witness
Dr. Louis Levitt has many years’ experience as an expert medical witness in cases involving litigation, including lawsuits regarding personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice. Independent medical exams (IMEs) are performed at the Office of Orthopaedic Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Levitt also performs reviews of medical records without an associated IME, if needed.
Dr. Levitt is board certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is trained in the utilization of both the Fifth and Sixth Editions of the American Medical Association Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment for accurate impairment assessment.
The format for independent medical examinations typically involves two separate reports:
The first report outlines the findings from the physical examination of the claimant (history, physical exam and x-rays). To avoid any potential bias from letters or medical records, Dr. Levitt reviews this information after the evaluation.
The second report outlines in detail the medical records reviewed and correlates this information with the IME findings. Ultimately, summary statements are made, taking into consideration all the data from the IME and the records review.
To contact Dr. Levitt regarding expert medical testimony, call our Washington, DC orthopaedic office at (202) 835-2222.