Independent Medical Examination
When is an IME necessary?
An IME is often necessary to determine the validity of a short-term or long-term disability claim, decide whether treatment has been appropriate, and determine necessity for future treatment. IME's are also necessary in personaly injury claims.
A neuropsychological expert performing an IME presents quantifiable, data driven information about the relationship between brain damage or injury, and the behavioral or cognitive consequences that are related to the legal proceedings. Scientific tests assess the status of cognitive functions such as memory, intellectual ability, attention, concentration, mood factors, and symptom magnification.
Dr. Olafsson has proived IME's and neuropsychological evaluations throughout Florida since 2002. He has provided neuropsychological expert witness testimony in civil and criminal cases in Orange, Seminole, Hillsborough, Collier, Lee, Brevard, Duvall, and Miami-Dade Counties.
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between the brain and functions including reasoning, behaviors, learning, memory, reading, writing, emotions, and various cognitive and behavioral functions. Neuropsychological testing and evaluations provide a method of measuring neuropsychological function and its interplay with behavior.
Results of neuropsychological tests are organized into cognitive domains that are accepted by the scientific community, providing a useful and functional way to consider a person's cognitive and functional abilities.