LEO: Attorneys Medical Reports, LE Op. 948

 

Attorneys Medical Reports.

 

June 18, 1987

 

It is improper for a lawyer who represents a personal injury victim to request a doctor to alter existing medical records even though no pleadings have been filed. The committee opines that the falsification or amending of records which an attorney reasonably believes may be brought into evidence is, on its face, improper. [DR:1-102(A)(2) and (A)(3), DR:7-102(A) (5) and (6)]

 

Committee Opinion June 18, 1987

 

LEO: Attorneys - Medical Reports, LE Op. 948 (1987)