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Are There Times When You Can’t Get Medical Records?

After an injury, a person may want to pursue compensation through a lawsuit to pay for their medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses. However, they need to provide information about the extent of their injuries and how they were received. There are some instances when a person may not be able to retrieve the medical records they need due to privacy laws.

If you’re looking for help after an injury, we may be able to assist you with your claim. For more information regarding your rights as an injured individual, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., today at 904-296-1088.

Exceptions to the Norm for Medical Records Retrieval

In some cases, a person can’t get their medical records because of a privacy law that blocks access. The types of records that may be challenging to retrieve include the following:

  • Records that will compromise the well-being of another patient
  • Records that are a part of another lawsuit
  • A child’s records if treatment was court-mandated
  • A child’s records if the parent has established doctor-patient confidentiality

These exceptions can create serious issues for an injury claim, as this evidence can often prove very important for the claim’s success.

Contact Us

If you’ve suffered because of another person’s mistakes, you may be entitled to pursue compensation under the law. For more information about this process and what to expect, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088 today.

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