What Are My Rights Regarding Medical Records?
Evidence provides the foundation for every legal claim, and you cannot be successful without it. That concept may sound obvious, but it is also critically important you remember it and internalize it. Recovering fair compensation requires proving the full extent of your injuries with verifiable medical evidence. If you have any questions about medical evidence, or how it is used in Kansas injury claims, please contact an experienced Wichita personal injury attorney.
The Importance of Medical Records
The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the legal right to have access to your medical records. Your medical records will be the key to your personal injury claim. Your records will include a variety of important personal medical information, such as:
- Doctor’s charts
- Doctor’s notes, observations and diagnoses
- Results of medical tests
- Detailed history of treatment and appointments
- Billing records
Your records will provide extensive documentation as to your injuries and the treatment you received. Ultimately, collecting complete compensation for your damages will depend on your ability to prove the existence and severity of your injuries. Once you prove that another party’s negligence caused your injuries, you can still only collect compensation to the extent that you can prove that you suffered damage. Your medical records are the most important evidence that you have. A detailed history of your treatment and your progress can make it possible for you to get all of the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.
Contact An Experienced Wichita Personal Injury Attorney
The experienced personal injury claims team at the Wall Huntington can help you recover full and fair compensation in your personal injury case. We will help you gather and assemble the necessary medical evidence required to make a strong claim.
We are also excited to begin the first of our video series about your rights under HIPAA. Some of the common questions we are going to answer in this series include:
- How do I get my medical records?
- What do I do if my doctor won’t give me copies of my medical records?
- What do I do if my doctor revealed I have AIDS to my partner?
- Any questions about medical records?
- How much do I have to pay for my medical records?
- Did you know we have forms that can get medical records easily?
Please do not hesitate to contact our Wichita office today to learn more or to schedule a free legal consultation, 316-265-6000.