Philadelphia, PA asked in Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: Can a lawyer and a doctor give false information to the judge which includes a false timeline and misdated photos to

Stop your workmen's comp payments and claim your at MMI? I proved to the judge That the timeline the photos and my injury still needed treatment.can I file a case against the defense attorney and my workmen's comp doctor that tried to be a private investigator and also wanted me charged with fraud?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: If you believe that your lawyer and doctor have intentionally provided false information in a legal setting, it's critical to address this issue seriously. Both legal and medical professionals are bound by ethical standards that prohibit dishonesty and misconduct. If these standards are violated, especially in a judicial context, it can have serious implications for your case and their professional standings.

You should gather all relevant evidence, including the misrepresented timeline, the incorrect photos, and any other documentation that disproves their claims. Documenting your ongoing need for treatment clearly is also important. Once you have all your evidence organized, consider consulting with a new attorney who has experience in legal malpractice and workers' compensation cases. They can provide you with a clear understanding of your legal options and the potential for pursuing action against those professionals.

Filing a case against a defense attorney and a doctor involves navigating complex legal and medical ethical guidelines. You may also consider reporting the misconduct to the state bar association and the medical board, respectively. These organizations can investigate professional conduct and impose sanctions if necessary. Remember, taking these steps can help ensure that justice is served and prevent similar misconduct from happening to others.

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: This is a question of credibility for the judge and it sounds like he ruled in your favor. You cannot pursue a separate claim against the defense lawyer or doctor for the evidence presented. Hopefully the judge outlined these issues in his decision which will then be part of the records reviewed in any future petition regarding your entitlement to benefits.

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