Can a Doctor Legally Withhold My Medical Records?
A serious injury can have a devastating impact on a person‘s life. Along with physical and emotional trauma, you may also suffer serious financial repercussions from medical bills and income lost from time spent recovering. Fortunately, you may be able to pursue compensation by taking legal action against the negligent individual or group responsible for the accident. However, you may have to present medical records to prove that you received medical treatment for your injuries. Unfortunately, there are some cases where a doctor may deny your request for records.
If you have been the victim of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, you shouldn’t have to cope with the consequences by yourself. Contact a Nashville injury lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced legal professional.
When Doctors Can Withhold Medical Records
In many types of cases, the defendant’s side wants to see proof that you actually received medical treatment for injuries you suffered as a result of the accident. A physician can legally deny your request for medical records for any of the following reasons:
- The information could put the patient or another person in danger if released
- There were psychotherapy notes in the medical records
- There is another legal case using the records
Fortunately, with the help of an experienced legal representative, you may still be able to successfully pursue compensation without your medical records.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury caused by another person, we can help. Contact a knowledgeable Nashville injury attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team and learn more about your rights and options under the law.