Dr. Suzanna Horovitz is well known as one of the most experienced Orthopedic surgeons in Israel, specializing in Orthopedic diagnosis, and examining patients to determine handicap levels.
Dr. Horovitz is an appointed Orthopedic Surgeon on the Appeal Committees of the National Insurance Institute of Israel, is an appointed Orthopedic Surgeon on the Medical Committees of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Dr. Suzanna Horovitz is a Senior Orthopedic Surgeon in the Orthopedic wing of the “Sheba” Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and is appointed by the courts and labor courts throughout Israel as an Orthopedic expert, for the purpose of medical opinions about plaintiffs’ handicap, and related questions.
Additionally, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz specializes in medical opinion and early evaluation of handicap, typically required prior to the patient turning to the courts to file suit.
Medical Opinion for the National Insurance Institute of Israel
Whether you suffer from general handicap, job related accident handicap, a slowly on-setting handicap (micro-trauma) resulting from poor job conditions, or handicap as a result of an motor-vehicle accident while on the way to/from work, you are entitled to benefits from the National Insurance Institute.
Determining the level (percentage) of handicap is a key step in the process. The level of handicap which will determine the amounts of benefits, and determine if benefits will be given at all, will be decided by a National Insurance Institute medical committee, composed of doctors authorized by the National Insurance Institute,
A medical opinion from a physician, skilled in the area of determining handicap for the purposes of the National Insurance Institute, is of significant weight, as labor courts have determined that the medical committee of the National Insurance Institute is obligated to consider the findings, opinions and diagnosis you bring to the committee.
It is therefore recommended, when appearing before such medical committees, to present an opinion of an expert of your choosing, which includes your medical history, imaging exams, and a thorough clinical examination.
Handicap evaluation prior to legal procedures
The importance of receiving proper medical opinion and consultation and to have one’s handicap level determined prior to the beginning of legal procedures, should not be under estimated. Dr. Suzanna Horovitz’s accumulated medical expertise in this area, can significantly reduce risks, in some cases, by preventing plaintiffs from filing suits which would have low chances of success. Often, in some other cases, the patient are diagnosed with medical issues which bear crucial significance to the matter of determining the level of handicap, issues which patients are not aware of or do not pay particular attention to, due to their lack of medical experience.
Typically, this service is provided to individuals and attorneys. The service is comprehensive, determined by the individual needs of the patient, and includes an early estimate of handicap level, preparation of a formal medical opinion, ready for any legal proceedings or medical committees, preparation of clarification questions in case of an opposing medical opinion, and submitting testimony in the various courts and medical committees.