Doctors Denying Your Request for Medical Records
It may seem unfair to think you can be denied access to your own medical records. Unfortunately, this can be your reality in some situations. If you have filed a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent individual after an accident, you will more than likely need to present your medical records as proof of your injuries. However, there are certain circumstances where a doctor can legally deny your request for medical records, making it even more difficult to prove negligence and recover financial compensation.
If you have requested medical records from your physician and he or she denies you access to them, it can be a tough road to receiving financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. You need a dedicated attorney on your side. Contact a San Diego injury attorney of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 and start building your case.
Cases When Physicians Can Withhold Medical Records
Having access to your own medical records may seem like a basic right for all individuals. However, doctors may deny your request for your medical records—as well as those for your children—in a variety of scenarios, such as:
- The physician believes the information in the medical records could possibly be dangerous for the patient or other people if released to the public
- The same medical records are being used in a separate legal case
- As a parent, you signed an agreement to keep your children’s records private
This can impede your ability to gather evidence for your case, but a knowledgeable San Diego injury attorney can help.
If you need help with your personal injury case, contact a San Diego injury lawyer of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 for more information about how we can help you during this difficult time.