Transcript: Can medical providers falsify your records and get away with it?

June 2, 2016 | Crandall & Pera Law
Transcript: Can medical providers falsify your records and get away with it?

Not when you hire Crandall & Pera Law. Not only are Marc Pera, and I former defense lawyers, who have literally looked through thousands of medical records once in defense of physicians, but Crandall & Pera Law also hires state-of-the-art forensic document and computer analysts who will look through your medical records, and catch any medical provider who attempts to avoid liability by falsifying your records.

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Did Your Medical Provider Falsify Your Medical Records?

Proving the falsification of medical records can be extremely difficult, and it's not something you should attempt to do on your own. Experienced legal counsel, working with teams of medical professionals and forensic experts, can help prove your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Know your rights, protect your records

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) established several important facts about your medical records. First and foremost, the information in your record belongs to you, and you are entitled to access your unaltered medical records upon request. Your medical records are a legal document; they are a comprehensive and definitive history of treatment, and alteration in any way is a crime.

Healthcare providers receive rigid instructions about adding or removing information to or from your record. Violating those protocols results in criminal liability. Despite these deterrents, providers falsify records to try to protect themselves when they have not provided a reasonable standard of care. Records can be falsified by:

  • Omitting information about treatment at any time.

  • Altering information about the timeline of treatment.

  • Altering information about the type of treatment provided.

  • Revising earlier entries when new information is discovered.

False records can kill

Falsifying medical records isn't just a crime; it's dangerous. Inaccurate or incomplete information can result in misdiagnosis or improper treatment, especially in emergency situations. An accurate timeline of your medical care is vital to your health.

If you believe that your healthcare provider has altered your medical records, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced Kentucky and Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law can evaluate your case and ensure the accuracy of your medical records. Call 877.686.8879 in Ohio, 877.651.7764 in Kentucky, or contact us today for a free consultation.