Medical Records in Birth Injury Cases

Source: The Verdict – Issue 178 / Fall 2023
Author: Brenda Osmond
Veredict issue 178

This is the seventh article in our series aimed at providing a detailed examination of the challenges and pitfalls in different types of medical negligence lawsuits and approaches to overcoming them. Brenda Osmond discusses the importance of conducting a detailed review of the medical records in a medical malpractice lawsuit, with a focus on birth injury cases. This article reviews cases in which the courts have addressed various issues relating to medical records, including late entries, lack of charting or incomplete charting, and the interplay of medical records and a defendant’s usual practice.

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