EXPERTISE 101: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES FOR WRITING AN IME IN QUEBEC
In collaboration with Dr. Georges L’Esperance and Dr. Michel Lacerte
2020, Thomson Reuters.
This collaborative textbook covers the medico-legal knowledge that any Quebec medical expert should master at the minimum. This textbook summarizes the training, offered bi-annually since April 2017, to medical experts, in the week-end workshops called “Expertise 101” by the Insurance and Expertise Medicine program of the University of Montreal.
The different co-authors of this book with expertise in varying fields covered wide-ranging topics needed to master the art of writing a sound Independent Medical Evaluation (IME). This textbook covers the following, among many other topics:
- The duties of the medical expert
- The musculoskeletal IME
- The psychiatric IME
- Return to work and functional limitations
- New rules for the experts under the new Quebec code of civil procedures
- Liability medical expertise
- Potential bias in expertise
- The rebuttal expertise
- Surviving the cross examination
- The expectations of Quebec government and private insurers.
The scientific director for this textbook is Dr. François Sestier, a cardiologist at the CHUM and medical expert; Dr. Sestier is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Montreal and founder of the program of insurance and medico-legal expertise at University of Montreal; Dr. Georges L’Esperance is the co-founder of the French program and Dr. Lacerte is the co-founder of the English program, with Dr. Sestier.
The textbook has several contributing authors. These authors, in alphabetic order, are: Me Julie Belisle. Dr. Pierre Bleau, Dr. André-Nicolas Cojocaru, Dr. Fabien Gagnon, Dr. Gabrielle Grégoire, Dr. Georges L’Esperance, Dr. Michel Lacerte, Me Jean-François Leroux, Dr. Luc Marcoux, M. Pierre Noreau, Dr. Claude Paquette, Dr. Eric Renaud, Dr. François Sestier, Dr. Suzanne Trempe-Gourdeau and Dr. Julie Vezina.
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