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Monthly Archives: May 2016

How to Structure an Independent Medical Evaluation Report

How to Structure an Independent Medical Evaluation Report

An independent medical examination or evaluation has medical and legal value and is performed by a medical physician who has received special training and experience in the field. He/she is not involved in the claimant’s care and their evaluation involves review of relevant medical records and diagnostic studies, history and physical examination. The structure of … Continue reading How to Structure an Independent Medical Evaluation Report

CMV Driver Fatigue and Crash Risk – More Research Needed to Establish the Connection

CMV Driver Fatigue and Crash Risk – More Research Needed to Establish the Connection

Thousands of large commercial motor vehicles ply the nation’s roadways on a daily basis covering thousands of miles. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) “develops and enforces data-driven regulations that balance motor carrier safety with efficiency” in order to reduce crashes, and the resulting injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. However, accidents … Continue reading CMV Driver Fatigue and Crash Risk – More Research Needed to Establish the Connection

How to Keep Medical Records and Other Documents Confidential in Your Legal Practice

How to Keep Medical Records and Other Documents Confidential in Your Legal Practice

As a medical record review company handling large volume medical records related to personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice cases, we are often asked how we protect the confidential medical information. We are extremely sensitive regarding various regulations that affect the medical-legal industry and have a definite policy and training when it comes to … Continue reading How to Keep Medical Records and Other Documents Confidential in Your Legal Practice

6 Ways to Avoid Fraudulent Social Security Disability Claims

6 Ways to Avoid Fraudulent Social Security Disability Claims

You frequently hear news about people fraudulently claiming social security disability benefits. Fraud is a major concern for the Social Security Administration (SSA), in spite of the stringent medical record review process they perform and other measures they take to determine the disability of the claimant. A recent report highlighted how a 49-year-old woman belonging … Continue reading 6 Ways to Avoid Fraudulent Social Security Disability Claims

How to Increase the Chances of Receiving Disability Benefits

How to Increase the Chances of Receiving Disability Benefits

Going by the statistics of the SSA (Social Security Administration), approximately 9 million Americans were granted benefits for at least part of 2015. While this is indeed a huge number, the SSDI program has in fact been declining around 65% of all applications over the last ten years. Disability benefits are granted on the basis … Continue reading How to Increase the Chances of Receiving Disability Benefits

Will Medical Record Data Breach Be Covered by a CGL Insurance Policy?

Will Medical Record Data Breach Be Covered by a CGL Insurance Policy?

The importance and sensitive nature of medical records can never be undermined. These are legal documents containing valuable healthcare details, and are required for medical record review in personal injury, medical negligence, product liability and mass tort cases. Custodians of medical records have to be extremely cautious regarding the safety and confidentiality of these documents … Continue reading Will Medical Record Data Breach Be Covered by a CGL Insurance Policy?

Medical Record Review Services Can Help with Emotional Trauma Damages Lawsuits

Medical Record Review Services Can Help with Emotional Trauma Damages Lawsuits

Both plaintiff and defense attorneys handling personal injury cases require medical record review for attorneys, a service provided by a medical record review company. The review is provided by an expert team comprising physicians and registered nurse consultants who make available expert case analysis, case chronology and summary. These services help the attorney evaluate the … Continue reading Medical Record Review Services Can Help with Emotional Trauma Damages Lawsuits

Key Medical Records to Review in a Product Liability Case

Key Medical Records to Review in a Product Liability Case

One of the most common and routine surgeries, hip replacements have benefited people by providing pain relief and increased mobility. Unfortunately, metal-on-metal hip models from Johnson & Johnson, Stryker and DePuy are seen to create problems. This is because metallic debris released by friction between the hips’ metal components can lead to dangerous physical reactions … Continue reading Key Medical Records to Review in a Product Liability Case