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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Why Prepare a Medical Case Chronology?

Why Prepare a Medical Case Chronology?

Preparation of an accurate medical case chronology is an important step in the medical record analysis and review process. A chronology must be precise, to the point, and clear. In fact, the more complex the case, the clearer should the chronology be. It should include all the relevant events and materials. A well-drafted chronology will … Continue reading Why Prepare a Medical Case Chronology?

Social Security Benefits, Disability and Public Pensions – Important Considerations

Social Security Benefits, Disability and Public Pensions – Important Considerations

Claiming social security disability benefits is often a complicated process, and many people prefer to consult a disability attorney in this regard. This is mainly because right from the initial step of determining whether they qualify for disability insurance through submitting the application, they are taken in the right direction. Moreover, in case of a … Continue reading Social Security Benefits, Disability and Public Pensions – Important Considerations

How Medical Record Review Is Important for Independent Medical Examiners

How Medical Record Review Is Important for Independent Medical Examiners

IME or an independent medical examination typically involves a physical examination as well as a review of relevant medical records by an independent medical examiner. Independent medical examinations are used in various settings and systems such as workers’ compensation claims, social security administration claims, motor vehicle and other types of insurance claims, return to work … Continue reading How Medical Record Review Is Important for Independent Medical Examiners

Robotic Surgery Resulting in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Robotic Surgery Resulting in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice cases which involve a detailed medical record review of the claimant’s medical records are very challenging and difficult to prove and obtain a favorable verdict. Many malpractice suits result in defense verdicts with the doctor winning the trial. The main hurdles in winning a malpractice case include proving the medical provider’s negligence, convincing … Continue reading Robotic Surgery Resulting in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Legal Nurse Consultants A Valuable Addition in a Medical Record Review Team

Legal Nurse Consultants A Valuable Addition in a Medical Record Review Team

A legal nurse consultant (LNC) is a valuable team member for an attorney in medical malpractice and other types of litigation that depends heavily on medical records. A value-added service for busy litigators, medical record review for attorneys is provided by experienced legal nurse consultants and medical review firms to ensure accurate and superior quality … Continue reading Legal Nurse Consultants A Valuable Addition in a Medical Record Review Team

Medical Malpractice Claims Increase in New York City

Medical Malpractice Claims Increase in New York City

The patient’s medical records are the most important evidence in a medical malpractice case. Based on a stringent analysis of the medical documentation, the medical malpractice attorney will have to prove that a healthcare provider’s decisions were not compliant with or were contrary to reasonable standards of care. Attorneys will find the review process a … Continue reading Medical Malpractice Claims Increase in New York City

Privacy Concerns Abound with Electronic Medical Records

Privacy Concerns Abound with Electronic Medical Records

The U.S. government made EMRs (electronic medical records) mandatory with a view to improving the treating physicians’ accessibility to their patients’ medical history and thereby enhancing patient care. The electronic medical record system is expected also to improve and speed up the medical record review process. Obtaining the required patient medical records and reviewing them … Continue reading Privacy Concerns Abound with Electronic Medical Records

Gun Background Checks to be Extended to Social Security Beneficiaries with a Mental Illness

Gun Background Checks to be Extended to Social Security Beneficiaries with a Mental Illness

Social security disability benefits for mental illness are granted on the basis of a thorough review of the applicant’s medical records. It is difficult for an applicant to present the nature of his or her mental illness to examiners because the illness is not visible. A disability attorney could assist an applicant in this regard, … Continue reading Gun Background Checks to be Extended to Social Security Beneficiaries with a Mental Illness

Statute of Limitations Crucial in Personal Injury Cases

Statute of Limitations Crucial in Personal Injury Cases

A large number of personal injury claims arise from injuries in department stores, restaurants, grocery stores and other such public places. Often, negligence and poor maintenance are the main reasons for these accidents though many businesses have tried to improve safety. Slip and fall injuries can be serious and produce permanent harm. People who have … Continue reading Statute of Limitations Crucial in Personal Injury Cases