Can You Sue A Doctor For Losing Medical Records?

by Bonner Law | Nov 03, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Are you wondering if can you sue a doctor for losing medical records? Medical malpractice cases require a plaintiff to prove that a physician deviated from the standard of medical care. To determine whether a physician provided proper and adequate care to a patient, there are several facts that need to be considered. These include: the patient's condition, the patient’s medical history, the physician’s awareness of the patient's history, the physician's contemporaneous observations, and more. These can be shown using medical records. Therefore, when records are missing from a patient’s file it can be detrimental to their case against a...

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Altering Medical Records

by Bonner Law | Nov 03, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Importance Of Medical Records Medical records are the backbone of any medical malpractice case. Before a patient can file a lawsuit against a physician, nurse or a medical facility in Florida, medical experts are required to review sign an affidavit attesting that there is a good faith basis to claim that there was a breach in the standard of care. These experts rely primarily on the patient records to determine whether another doctor did not provide the care any reasonable doctor in the same position would. If a physician, nurse, or medical facility has been altering medical records, then a...

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