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Anyone benefit by using him for an IME?

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I read those that did have. I considered using him, but, have gone local with specialists, and so far have been successful. 

The bottom line is that anyone that actually reviews your file and or examines you will see how shady the VA really is. 

The VA sent me to one of their contractors for the C&P exams and I had my own private one before hand with Dr. Blackwood (the 5 hour test) and my lawyer GloverLuck spanked the makeup off the RO clowns.

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On 10/12/2019 at 3:26 PM, Oceanbound said:

 

The bottom line is that anyone that actually reviews your file and or examines you will see how shady the VA really is. 

The VA sent me to one of their contractors for the C&P exams and I had my own private one before hand with Dr. Blackwood (the 5 hour test) and my lawyer GloverLuck spanked the makeup off the RO clowns.

Some C&P examiners make a decent living lying for the VA.

I'd hate to have to look myself in the mirror every day knowing what I was doing to other people.

Those lying C&P examiners have required that I spend money for adequate medical exams to prove my claims are valid.

In essence, there are officials at the VA who willfully use bad C&P examiners in an effort not to pay claims.

 

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I've used him.  Very detailed in depth reporting.  In my case, I had to separate TBI/PTSD.  The VA isn't about to do that.  It got the ball rolling for TBI C&P's (which were positive).  I put in for PTSD increase based on his reporting and his recommendation I be at the higher rating.  The VA Psyc C&P DR. was not impressed with his report (in fact quite dismayed).  Her report reflected it.  It was garbage and the VA knew it didn't match up with my medical history.  I had to formally complain and got a redo on the PTSD C&P.  They also re-did the TBI two more times.  One C&P DR. was baffled why I was in there again.  She found a couple more issues on top of my original TBI C&P.  Had another C&P two days later for PTSD and TBI.  Also was sent into a Migraine C&P after the initial TBI C&P.  So a total of 2 PTSD and 3 TBI C&P's.  Both these are deferred now.  We'll see what the VA has to say about all this stuff.  

If you go this route, be prepared for them to scrutinize.  They hire their examiners for a 20 minute interview and that's ok.  We hire ours that take months to examine all you medical records and they take issue with it.  But if you have the medical evidence, you should be fine.   

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