Unadulterated, unsweetened, unvarnished truth
If you haven’t followed me you might not know that I am know for being blunt. Believe it or not, I am known for a no B.S. style. I call it the way I see it.
I will be the first to admit that I am not the right fit for some people. Some folks want sunshine blown up their skirt. Some people want legal advice with sugar coating. But for folks that want to hear unadulterated, unsweetened, unvarnished straight up truth - then you might want to pull up a chair.
This isn’t my first trip around the infield. I am told that I have the largest DBA law firm that represents injured civilian contractors on the west coast. They say our law firm is one of the top two or three largest Defense Base Act law firms in the world. We represent folks across the country and the world.
So my firm sees the DBA insurance company go to doctors. I am just saying this so you know that I know what I am talking about.
I wrote my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case to give folks like you a look into the world of DBA and what it means to you and your family when making a claim. I will send you the book for free, and cover shipping.
So - here I go again
This article is about a Dr. Meisner. This guy is a real piece of work. This Meisner guy is a real jewel.
Frankly based on what I see the PhD is for piled higher and deeper.
Okay. I will be the first to admit that this isn’t exactly new or earth-shattering. That is, a defense (read: insurance company) doctor that is washing out (read: writing reports and testifying that workers are “fine, not injured and/or are faking their injuries) folks with legitimate claims. No surprise there. Happens every day. Nothing to see here with that. Move along.
But this is something a tad different. What I am talking about here is a doctor that, based on what we are seeing, is taking this to extremes. A Dr. Pinocchio, if you will.
What am I talking about?
This goes beyond the ordinary insurance company doctor that finds that everyone that they examine is fine, or faking, malingering, exaggerating, etc. This guys does it with gusto. Read one of his reports. He attacks people. No holding back by Dr. Meisner.
He weaves a tale that all points to the conclusion that you are lying, a fraud, not injured or if you are - it either has nothing to do with your DBA employment and/or you fine to return to work.
So let me back up a tad
This guy might be the next Dr. Freud in regards to how he treats patients. I don’t really know. Maybe he cures everybody that he treats. I’ll bet that he thinks he does. Who knows?
I am not talking about his abilities as a doctor. As a curer, dude, might walk on water in the real world.
I am not talking here about Dr. Meisner as a “doctor.” I am talking about Dr. Meisner the “expert witness.”
And he might be a wonderful person. He might be a delight if you met him in a social setting. I don't know.
Credibility is always at issue in a court case
Hey, you put yourself on the witness stand - then credibility is always an issue. So this article is about his medical-legal opinions and such. He has no problem saying that folks he examines are faking. So I have no problem comparing Dr. Meisner to a Dr. Pinocchio.
Dr. Meisner hides behind what is called the litigation privilege. But that privilege goes two-ways. The litigation privilege basically says that he can’t be sued for calling you a fake and liar in a court case. However, in the same court case your lawyer can call that same doctor out a being a fake and a liar. But I prefer calling them Dr. Pinocchios. So this article is all about his opinions in court cases that my firm has with him. You see - it’s a two way street.
Hired by AIG, Zurich and the like
For a price, he will perform an investigation for the DBA insurance company. Whether that be AIG or Zurich or anyone else that is willing to pay him to say that someone isn’t injured and that they are obviously faking.
Forewarned is forearmed
The witch hunt begins before you even see the doctor. Dr. Meisner will claim that he observed you interacting quite normally with his staff/ receptionist. And based upon you being pleasant to his staff, he will say that you obviously don’t suffer from PTSD.
He will try and get into the specifics of your monthly budget. Asking how much your bills are and how you survive.
This sure seems like more of an insurance company investigation (read: inquisition) than a bona fide medical examination.
Head I win, tails you lose
It seems no matter what you tell him when he “examines” you - he is going to twist it and try and use it against you.
If you cry (often times he will try and make you cry) he will say that you are overly dramatic and obviously putting on a show and are faking. If you don’t cry then he will say that you obviously don’t have any emotional issues/ PTSD.
If you openly talk about your PTSD symptoms he will say that you have read about them and you are obviously faking the symptoms. If you are more guarded about your PTSD symptoms he will say that you obviously don’t have any PTSD symptoms or you would have talked about them more.
In other words, no matter what you say - he will twist it and try and use it against you.
It’s all about money
As the old saying goes - you have to follow the money. The good Dr. Meisner gets paid a lot of money to write insurance company reports. The more dispersion that he can cast the more often he gets hired. So he gets hired quite a bit. You have to wonder how much money he gets paid each year to say folks are faking it?
I need your help
Really. I need your help. Here is the deal. On more and more cases we are seeing this Pinocchio doctor that is writing wash out medical reports that are being used to defend Defense Base Act post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cases.
Have you seen Stuart Meisner PhD.? Have you been examined by him? I would like to hear your take on Dr. Meisner. The more folks that we can touch base with the more legal ammunition we will have to beat him in court.
You need a plan
First, I suggest that your read my well acclaimed book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. You can buy it on amazon.com or request a free copy on this website.
Second, you are going to beat Dr. Meisner and the insurance company lawyer with the truth. Always tell the truth. You don’t have to lie to beat his lies.
Third, you have to be ready to take on his lies. In other words, you need a plan.
A final word
Again, I don't know Dr. Meisner. He might be a nice guy if he was your next door neighbor, husband, son, father, friend or whatever. I am not talking about him the person. This is all purely professional in regards to his being hired by insurance companies and their high paid lawyers.