LEGAL SERVICES

MedHealth’s Legal Services division provides a way forward for injured Australians and Doctors requiring medical defence, so that they can seek a better work, health or life outcome. We provide access to independent and evidence-based expert medical, allied health and non-medical opinions across Australia and the globe. We also assist our customers’ business growth through our disbursement funding solution.

We work with legal firms and insurers in the key markets of personal injury (ASSESS Medical Group), medical negligence (advicor) and allied health (OTML), to provide world-leading medical opinion. This allows them to make fully informed, optimal decisions about their cases.

Our cohort of experts have an in-depth understanding of medico legal issues, including, but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, work injury, public liability, medical negligence, capacity and total and permanent disability.

Supporting our customers’ access to experts, our disbursement funding solution defers the cost of independent medical examinations, expert reports and other third-party disbursements until case settlement. This provides immediate cashflow relief, allowing our customers to redeploy working capital, sustain growth and provide greater access to justice to the people they represent.

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SPECIALIST MEDICAL OPINION

Ensuring the right specialist advises you, we provide the fact base you need to make optimal decisions on the best way forward.

DEDICATED MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE EXPERTISE

Providing leaders of the legal and insurance professions with credible and rigorous opinions for medical negligence cases across Australia and the globe.

CONNECTION TO THE RIGHT EXPERT

Bringing specialised knowledge and people together across a diverse range of allied health and non-medical professions.

FUNDING YOUR GROWTH

Our disbursement funding approach facilitates your business growth and cash flow and ensures access to justice for even more Australians.

SEAMLESS SERVICE

From your engagement of us until you have a report in your hands, we manage scheduling and appointments, report writing, quality assurance and medical investigations and tests.

ACCESS TO AUSTRALIAN & GLOBAL EXPERTS

With access to highly respected and esteemed medical specialists across Australia and globally, we can always find the right expert for your case.

Solutions for challenging and complex medicolegal cases

Some years ago, a large passenger jet was climbing after take-off when one of its engines exploded and shrapnel ripped through the wing and fuselage.

What could have been a disaster was turned around via a calm and methodical response from the Captain and an incredible on-the-ground response. However, the passengers spent hours in the plane from the moment of explosion to safety on the ground. Understandably, many of those on board experienced psychological trauma.

As a result, 150 passengers and crew joined in a class action to the maker of the engine, which an air safety investigation had already concluded had been faulty.

With so many people suing, producing the medicolegal reports was going to be challenging and complex. The scale of the case was significant, but also the geographic diversity, as the people on the plane were from all around Australia and the world. That’s why the law firm representing the plaintiffs approached ASSESS Medical Group to provide the reports.

ASSESS was able to provide a series of medicolegal reports within in a short period of time. It began with a psychiatrist providing 150 reports ordered by the court to assess the psychological trauma of the plaintiffs. It also included 109 reports – based on the plaintiffs who had ongoing psychological harm – assessing for economic costs including medical care and reduced work capacity, and 15 reports on cost of living.

ASSESS quickly applied its national resources to deliver a robust solution. Our support team ensured a streamlined and efficient process so that all our specialists had to do was focus on conducting the assessments and reporting findings.

The high volume of quality-assured reports were completed in time, even more remarkably as it took place over the Christmas and New Year period.

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