You have suffered a serious injury after a medical procedure.
You have done your research on Maryland medical malpractice cases and you understand that you will need your medical records for another medical expert to review.
As a result, you make a request for your medical records.
Once you receive the records you see that your doctor has been keeping sloppy and poor records as to not only your complaints, but as to your treatment.
In situations like this it is important to understand how crucial your medical records are in a medical malpractice case.
The medical records are one of the tools used against a doctor in these types of claims.
For reason which can be obvious, it is important for doctors to keep good records because the doctor is the one who has firsthand knowledge of the patient’s condition.
In addition, the medical records can help other doctors who may be treating the patient get a better idea of the patient’s entire treatment plan or medical condition.
Sometimes defense attorneys for the doctor will try to argue that the doctor just had a record-keeping problem and that the doctor gave good and acceptable care to the patient, even though this care is not documented in the records.
During deposition, however, you can get your doctor to admit that it is really important to keep good medical records.
If the doctor does not want to admit this point he or she runs the risk of looking really “silly” and untrustworthy in front of a jury.
To learn more about the medical malpractice process in Maryland, or to speak with someone about your medical injury this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.