FAQs About Medical Records in Injury Cases

By George Khoury, Esq. on April 26, 2019 11:58 AM

In injury cases, the most critical pieces of evidence, after establishing liability, are often the records that show just how bad an injury was, is, or will be.

More often than not, this means that the most important evidence in an injury case will likely be the medical records that objectively document the extent of the injury, physically, and, sometimes, if therapy records are involved, mentally. This is due to the fact that medical records can back up verbal testimony, making it more believable that an injured plaintiff suffered the way, and to the extent, they claim.

Below you can read about some of the most common questions that get asked about medical records in personal injury cases.

Legal How-To: Getting Medical Records for Your Case

Often, just to retain an attorney, you’ll need to obtain some medical records so that the attorney can evaluate your claim. Doing so is often rather simple, but may require you to fill out a few forms.

What Medical Evidence Is Used in Car Accident Lawsuits?

For individuals with extensive medical histories, or medical histories that might be embarrassing, the question often comes up about exactly what medical evidence is needed in injury lawsuits.

Are Dangerous Errors Lurking in Your Medical Records?

While good medical records can certainly make an injury case easier to prove, doctors and nurses are not immune to making mistakes when taking notes.

Have Your Medical Records Been Hacked? Probably.

With all the new tech out there to manage medical records, there’s a good chance that your medical records may have been subject to hack.

What Can I Do After an Improper Disclosure of Medical Records?

Although there are strong privacy protections for medical records, sometimes improper disclosures happen. And depending on the context, there are several options for remedying the improper disclosure.

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