Your medical records will play a pivotal role if you decide to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Medical professionals are obligated to record their actions according to established protocols in many instances. If there are discrepancies or evidence that supports your claim, it is important to obtain copies of those records.
The Georgia Composite Medical Board provides a sample of the format you can use in a letter requesting your medical records. Additionally, if the medical facility refuses to provide your medical records you can make a complaint to the board.
Medical malpractice can have a serious impact on the plaintiff’s life. Botched treatments or the administration of incorrect medicines may even result in wrongful death. There are numerous scenarios in which a medical professional may be guilty of medical malpractice so it is important to establish the sequence of events which lead to harm; the evidence of which may lie in your medical records.
It helps to think of medical malpractice in the following way when collecting evidence to support your claim:
- What was supposed to happen
- What did happen
- What were the harmful effects of the wrong action
However, medical malpractice cases can become incredibly complex, so hiring a personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience in the relevant areas of law is recommended. At the Fry | Goehring, we will provide advice, guidance, and representation in helping you gather evidence such as medical records to support your claim.
It is illegal to tamper with medical records; however, it has been known to happen when there was a clear breach of protocol that caused harm to a patient. Obtaining a copy of your medical records should therefore be a priority if you suspect medical malpractice. If you believe that a medical professional such as a doctor or a nurse made an error in delivering treatment, the Fry | Goehring can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation.
Examples of medical may include performing an incorrect surgery, administering the wrong medicine, negligence in treatment or failure to diagnose. If you are unsure whether the issue you experienced falls under medical malpractice, the experienced legal team at the Fry | Goehring can provide excellence in advice when you avail of a free consultation.
Fry | Goehring
At the Fry | Goehring we value each and every one of our Georgia clients. Medical malpractice damages the reputation of our medical facilities and results in the loss of public trust. Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases have also suffered unnecessary harm due to the negligent actions of a medical professional.
It is our aim to hold the medical professional to a higher standard, ensuring that every citizen of Georgia is treated with dignity and respect. If you suspect that you have suffered harm as the result of medical malpractice we would like to hear from you. Call today to speak to a legal professional who specializes in representing clients in medical malpractice cases.