Obtaining medical records
Medical records are often the key piece of evidence in medical negligence cases.
In most medical negligence cases it is only after your solicitor has examined and assessed the medical records that he is able to properly assess the strengths of a case.
At Medical Negligence London we never underestimate the importance of medical records. It is for this reason that we immerse ourselves in them in every case that we take on.
Medical records are obtained from all hospitals at which a client has been treated. They are also obtained from GP surgeries and therapists. In most cases the Medical Negligence London team will obtain medical records that cover your entire lifespan. The reason for this is that pre-existing conditions are often relevant to a case and we need to understand the full picture.
Most hospitals and GPs will comply with their obligation to provide medical records. But in many cases the records that they provide are incomplete. For example, a hospital might supply medical records on a client but forget to include physiotherapy records.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to obtaining and reviewing medical records. Medical records sit at the heart of a medical negligence case. At Medical Negligence London we understand that if we are going to fulfil our goal of maximising the amount of compensation our clients obtain we need, at the very outset of the case, to completely immerse ourselves in the medical records.