If you’re an attorney, convincing your opponent what your case is worth rests on marshaling the evidence that makes your case compelling. Knowing the facts in the medical records can help you understand the medicine, better represent your client, and save you and your staff time and effort. Get a thoroughly researched, meticulously prepared medical case evaluation report with substantiated facts you can count on to make your case.
Analyzing medical records
A comprehensive review and analysis of medical records in injury or illness cases is an integral part of what we do. You have a story to tell to the jury and having the facts and evidence substantiated by an OnPoint legal nurse consultant builds your credibility and achieves a better outcome.
A Legal Nurse Consultant sifts through the records to create a timeline of critical events that serves as a working document throughout the case. The timeline can be a valuable guide to the medical record for your expert as it contains facts only and where to find the facts in the medical record.
ADM Medical Case Evaluation and Record Analysis
Our concise analysis on personal injury cases are crucial to building your case. We explain strengths and weaknesses related to liability, causation and damages; identify missing records, causation and prognosis statements, inconsistencies in the records and an injury list noting new or aggravated conditions.
Determining if a case has merit—before you start
Before a plaintiff attorney takes a medical related case, we can give you a preliminary assessment of its merit. Our consultants are unbiased and loyal only to the facts, so you can count on their fairness. If a case lacks merit, you can reevaluate your strategy without wasting more time and money. If you are a defense attorney, knowing a case is not easily defendable will help you make an educated decision on recommendations to the carrier.
A Review of medical records can include:
- Screening to identify strengths and weaknesses
- Assessing alleged damages or injuries
- Preparing medical summaries and timelines
- Differentiating liability and causation issues
- Identifing gaps in treatment
- Explaining relevance of past medical history and co-morbidities
- Identifying missing records
- Identifying potential defendants
- Explaining likely defenses
- Identifying potential deposition questions
- Defining standards of care
- Preparing a damages summary
- Preparing a Pain and Suffering analysis
- Medical cost projections
- Developing a Cost Projection or Life Care Plan
- Organizing records
- Helping you form the basis for your case strategy
- Identifying action items to move forward
Will these findings affect your case?
Reviewing medical records can reveal at least:
- Crucial medical details the plaintiff did not share with attorneys
- Incorrect dosage of medication or prescription drug abuse
- Inappropriate therapies
- Inaccurate diagnosis
- Adherence to standards of care
- Inaccurate assessment of damages
An unbiased opinion will inform your strategy.
The answers are in the medical records and ADM will find them.
If you have a case and would like additional information on ADM’s Medical Case Evaluation program and how we may further assist you, please call 866-491-5199, ext. 100, and we will be glad to address your questions.v