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Therapists at IOHS provide medical-legal consultation to lawyers and insurance companies on issues relating to occupational therapy. Services can include medical-legal functional capacity evaluations, review of legal case, advice on case management issues and rehabilitation needs, review of other occupational therapy reports, analysis of surveillance videotaping, and court testimony.
The medical-legal functional capacity evaluation report includes the following:
Cost of future care reports can be provided outlining any future costs associated with injury/disability. This could include the fees for future rehabilitation services, adaptive equipment, homemaking services, child-care assistance, modifications to work environment, and any other expenses that could be incurred as a result of the client’s injury/disability. Consultation with various health care professionals, service providers, and suppliers would be included in this process.
We will defend our opinion in discovery examinations, hearings, and court proceedings.
IOHS staff have qualified as expert witnesses in the field of occupational therapy at the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. We have experience with discovery examinations regarding the clinical services we provide.