There are a wealth of reasons why someone might need to access their medical records. It could be due to a medical malpractice case, or a personal injury case. It could be due to concerns about your own health. It could be due to the need to visit a specialist or simply to change to a new primary care doctor. Whatever the reason, securing your records shouldn’t be difficult. After all, they are your records and you do have the right to see them. Unfortunately, it often seems that everything is too complicated, and a little education is never a bad thing. Learn about your rights and limitations under the law when it comes to securing your medical records, whether for personal or legal needs. Your Medical Records and Your HIPAA Rights There is a law on the books called HIPPA, which stands for the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. This law is a federal statute which serves a number [...]
Author: Bob Goldwater, Esq. Medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor or other healthcare professional makes a mistake that causes severe harm to a patient. Product liability cases arise when a product is dangerous, even when used just like it’s intended to be used. Both can be really devastating to the average person who has every right to count on the competency of a doctor and the proper functioning of a device or product. Sometimes, these two kinds of cases can cross over, especially in terms of surgical equipment failure and prescription medications. Knowing when they cross over can be important to getting the compensation you deserve. Learn why medical malpractice and defective product cases can all too often cross over, and how a product liability attorney can help sort it out. Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice revolves, like many kinds of personal injury cases, around the idea of negligence. Every person has a basic duty of care towards other people, not [...]
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New research suggests that 4 percent of patients in Europe died in the hospital after non-cardiac surgeries.