Medical Chronology/Medical Summary
Medical Chronology Services – a Vital Service for Personal Injury Legal Professionals.
Medical records received from various medical facilities are usually disorganized and considering the sheer volume of the records, it becomes more difficult for the attorneys and paralegals to review. Medical summarization is a very important part of a personal injury, mass tort, nursing home abuse, long-term care, medical malpractice and allied cases. It is crucial for both settlement and/or trial preparation.
A well-prepared medical record summary is an important document in such cases as it provides the timelines and relevant details of the medical events during the treatment of a patient, from the time of the injury to the time of completion of his treatment.
Typically, medical records summary services for law firms would entail creation of medical chronologies that list category of service provided, the healthcare provider, date of visit and outcome of the medical event. A good medical record summary is a knowledge base of facts of the case and helps in speeding up the medical record review process and providing not only the sequence of medical events, but also the exact nature of the patient’s medical issues.
Importance of an effective medical chronology/medical summaries for law firms:
Accurate medical chronology services is priceless; it is useful before and after a suit is filed, during the discovery, pre and post-deposition processes, as well as before and during trial. In fact, it is a cost-effective way of managing vital information throughout the lifetime of a case. That’s not all. With a reliable medical summarization of all medical encounters, attorneys can analyze the case correctly and identify areas that will prove vulnerable to the opposite party. LTV’s medical record summary can help you with both settlement and/or trial preparation.
The medical record summarization is required at every stage of the case—
- During independent medical examination
- Preparation and identification of exhibits
- Case overview, ascertaining the extent of the injury and assessing the claim
- Response to interrogatories
- Preparation of questions for deposition
- Drafting settlement demands
Medical summerization is a meticulous process and involves a thorough review of hundreds of pages of medical records to identify, locate, organize, review and interpret relevant information from them. This could get very time consuming, laborious and strenuous especially when there are multiple medical issues being handled by a variety of healthcare providers. This is where outsourcing the preparation of these medical summaries to an expert team at LTV would grant you many benefits. It would not only free up your valuable resources to lend you a hand with your other core operations areas but can also save many dollars for you. It simplifies the whole case discovery process and helps your lawyers settle cases effectively and as quickly as possible.
Our expert medical record chronology professionals have years of experience in evaluating, organizing, analyzing, and summarizing all medical records into chronological format; and preparing a detailed timeline of all medical encounters. We also summarize and highlight medically and legally noteworthy points in the chronology that are pivotal instruments at various stages of the case discovery process.
The medical record summaries we produce contain details such as:
- Past Social, Medical and Accidental History
- Pre-existing Conditions/Allergies
- Complaints and Diagnoses timelines
- Summaries of treatment (including ICD 10 codes) and reports from all medical providers/hospitals
- Medications timeline
- Billing Subtotals and Grand Totals for each medical provider
- List of any missing records/bills
- Highlighting any contradicting information and misinterpretation
- Summary of medically and legally noteworthy points.
- Up to three level Table of Content
Every medical summary prepared is quality checked by our QA team to ensure that the document is meticulously prepared and formatted as per your requirements and that we deliver on our commitment of excellent quality and timeliness.
Some of the noteworthy features of the medical summaries that we produce include:
- Accurate, focused and concise
- Customized as per your preferred format/template
- Fact based and insightful (astute)
- Easy-to-read and interpret
- Hyperlinked references and extensive bookmarking for easy navigation
Save the valuable time spent by your lawyers and paralegals in organizing medical records and let the expert team at LTV lend you a hand with your medical record review and medical summary services. We have excellent QA measures in place to ensure quality and accuracy and would get you at least 50-60% cost savings.