A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the May 2016 live webcast, Obtaining and Using Medical Records: .
The key to success in your personal injury suit. If you can’t get the victim’s medical records into evidence, you’ll lose.
At the heart of most personal injury or medical malpractice suits is the issue of the plaintiff’s medical condition; the diagnoses and treatment provided subsequent to the incident are often critical to the outcome of the case. The materials contained in medical records can be your best evidence, but how do you get material from those records into trial? How do you keep it out? How can you present it in a coherent form to the jury? And how do you deal with the advent of electronic medical records?
These and many other tough issues will be addressed by our speakers. In particular, they will provide you with practical advice on the following topics:
- Obtaining out-of-state records: Should the plaintiff consent to a release?
- Navigating the troubled waters of Wynn v. Commonwealth: Exclusion of hearsay in medical records in the direct testimony of an expert
- Opinions in medical records: The impact of Neeley v. Johnson
- Problems in electronic medical records
- Electronic database audit trails
- Medical records and objections to exhibit list—How important are they?
- Demonstrative and illustrative medical exhibits—How to lay a foundation and how to challenge them; when and how to disclose them
- Fees for medical records—Va. Code § 8.01-413
- Hearsay within hearsay—is a stipulation to authenticity enough?
- Getting around the high costs for printed electronic records
And they will answer any of your questions, too!