It takes a long time to get medical records. Hospitals and doctors have a lot of work to do and it’s even worse in the New York area. The last thing on their mind is lawyers and it takes forever to get copies of medical records.
Unfortunately, lawyers can’t do anything with your accident case until all of your medical records have been received. Not only are the medical records needed to be sent to the insurance company to evaluate your case, but your lawyer needs all of your medical records to be able to complete most of the legal work during your lawsuit.
To speed up the process of receiving your medical records, we use an outside company to get your medical records. We simply upload a medical records request online. After that, they constantly harass hospitals and doctors, by phone and fax, to get your medical records and email us a link to download your medical records when they become available.
We can login at any time to check the status of our medical records request. This image shows the status of a medical record request from a hospital for a wrongful death case. There are 19 status entries showing what has been going on until we finally received the hospital records five weeks later. Altogether to get the hospital records they made 3 mailings; 3 faxes; 4 calls and 4 emails.
This is just one of the new technology advances we take advantage of to increase the value of your case and move your case faster. Call days/nights/weekends at 1-800-487-8911