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A Patient’s Right to Correct and Amend a Medical Record

Medical Record Errors Are Common If a doctor, physician’s assistant, or other medical professional does include an inaccurate statement in your medical records, or omits an important piece of information because they forgot something you told them, you can ask that this be corrected. Patients have the right to correct their medical record by having […]

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Be Your Own Patient Advocate

If You Don’t Tell The Doctor That You Are In Pain, Who Will? When you go to a doctor and make an offhand statement about your progress, like “Doctor, I took the pain medication you prescribed, and it really helped; the pain wasn’t so bad yesterday and so I was at least able to struggle […]

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The Insurance Company Seeks to Underpay

Consult a Medical Professional; Do Not Refuse Treatment if You Think You May Be Injured You may think you are doing the responsible thing to refuse an expensive ambulance ride to the hospital after a car accident. Maybe you feel some discomfort, but think the pain will go away soon. Often, immediately following a car […]

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Why Would I Need to Correct Errors in My Medical Record?

Medical Record Errors Can Be Misleading to Insurance Adjusters These types of medical record mistakes can be damaging to anyone, but even more so to an individual who is relying on the content of his or her medical record to obtain compensation for an injury caused by someone else. In such cases, the medical record […]

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Do I Have the Right to Correct Errors in My Medical Record?

Medical Record Errors Can Be Corrected With surprising frequency, injury victims who review their medical record for the first time in my office remark that their doctor or the physician’s assistant has entered something partially incorrect, inaccurate, misstated, or completely wrong in the doctor’s notes after an office visit or consultation. Sometimes, the doctor or […]

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