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Can a Doctor Deny My Medical Records Request?
After a personal injury accident, it can be important to fight for financial compensation for the damages. However, a key aspect of a personal injury case is showing the extent of your injuries. If you received medical treatment after the accident, you may be asked to provide medical records during the “discovery” part of your case. Unfortunately, though, there are some instances where a doctor can deny your request for medical records, hurting your chance at receiving financial compensation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by another person or party, you need to take legal action to fight for the compensation you deserve. To take the first step, contact a Cedar Rapids injury attorney of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 and schedule a consultation.
Potential Reasons for a Denied Medical Records Request
Although infrequent, there are some circumstances where a doctor can withhold your medical records. Your doctor may deny your request for medical records for any of the following reasons:
- Releasing the records could endanger you or someone else
- Another case is using the records
- The records include psychological treatment
A doctor can also deny you your children’s medical records in these situations:
- A parent agreed that the records could be kept confidential between the child and doctor
- The medical work was required by the court
While this is important evidence in a personal injury case, a knowledgeable Cedar Rapids accident attorney can help you collect and manage other evidence for your case.
If you have been hurt in a personal injury case, it is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side to help you collect evidence and prove your case. To take the first step in fighting for financial compensation, contact a Cedar Rapids injury attorney of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424.