As most medical malpractice practitioners know, the patient's chart is the foundation on which a professional liability case is built or defense razed, and the procurement of the complete medical record is a priority for both the patient and the defendant health care provider. Until recently, not much had changed with respect to the creation, preservation and production of medical records. Medical records have been on paper for centuries, and if a patient's chart is requested, it would be physically maintained in storage for retrieval.
Reducing Medical Malpractice E-Discovery Issues and Costs
The Legal Intelligencer
February 14, 2012
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