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Can the insurer make me go to a doctor? by Patricia Santucci

Yes, most insurance policies will require you to attend an assessment by a doctor that the insurance company chooses, in order for you to be eligible to receive or continue to receive LTD benefits. Also, if you have brought a lawsuit against the insurance company, they have the right to send you for an independent medical examination. However, this right is not absolute. Santucci Personal Injury Law will ensure that the proposed examination is reasonable given your disability and that the examiner that the insurance company has chosen is reasonably qualified to give an opinion regarding your type of disability. Furthermore, it may be the case that your own doctor may direct you in writing not to attend such an examination, but this is rare and requires strong medical reasons. Contact Santucci Personal Injury Law so that you know your rights. (45)

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About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website

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