Dr. Manoj Singhal MD
Our Independent Medical Assessment services and Independent Medical Evaluation review services have been historically utilized by prominent personal injury law firms seeking a Medical Legal Opinion or assistance in reviewing independent medical assessments conducted by Psychiatrists, Physiatrists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Primary Care Physicians, and other specialists and Allied Health Professionals. We offer consultation services for both plaintiff and defense law firms representing ICBC cases, auto insurers, and Life and Health Disability Insurers. Our Independent Medical Evaluator, Dr. Manoj Singhal MD, has practiced as a primary care physician and as a GP-consultant in numerous overlapping areas highly relevant to Personal Injury.
We find that these unique skill sets are in high demand by Personal Injury Law firms. The medical issues in personal injury cases that are encountered in juxtaposition frequently require expertise in Psychiatry, Chronic Pain, and Head injury or headache. Our core competencies and value-added services lie in providing confident input or diagnoses in situations where Psychiatry issues, Chronic Pain issues, and Head injury or headache overlap. Many Law Firms request IMEs from full-time Independent Medical Evaluators with minimal current clinical practices. These assessors may be seasoned professionals in their respective fields of expertise and hold good standing among their colleagues and regulatory bodies. Subspecialists in Orthopedic Surgery may struggle to assess Medical or Psychiatric issues like depression or chronic pain problems if there is no surgical indication. Psychiatrists may use the DSM-5 to provide diagnoses but may encounter difficulty when overlapping head injury or pain are factors.
Our Independent Medical Evaluator, Dr. Singhal, has practiced Family Medicine since 1996. In addition to comprehensive family practice coverage, he practiced in primary care addiction medicine (early in his career), consultant GP-physiatry (rehabilitation medicine) at a Chronic Active Pain Rehabilitation Center, and consultant adult and geriatric GP-Psychiatry (Four Mental Health Centers). Dr. Singhal is also a regional provider for Botox for Chronic Migraine Headache and routinely assesses headaches. He has offered medical services to patients in a variety of settings, including urban, rural, inner city (Downtown Eastside Vancouver), and prisons. Dr. Singhal was a select member of the BC Ministry of the Attorney General's on-call Rota for British Columbia Provincial Prisons. He has acted as a prosecutor and panel expert in Quasi-Judicial Psychiatry Review Panel hearings at Riverview Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Singhal serves as a speaker/lecturer to fellow physician colleagues for Continuing Medical Education events. Dr. Singhal completed a four-year term as a physician examiner for the Medical Council of Canada. Dr. Singhal is available for Independent Medical Assessments and review of Independent Medical Evaluations for third parties such as Law Firms, Insurance Companies, and other third parties.
All reports are prepared as if the case were going to trial and, with ample notice given, our assessor is readily available as a witness for trial or arbitration. Our Assessor is also available for pre and post-assessment phone consultations with the referral source upon request.
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