What records do I need to obtain before meeting with the attorney?

Do not delay in speaking with an attorney about your case. Your attorney can help navigate the process of gathering up the records necessary to proceed with your case and the best way to get them. Most providers offer release forms on their websites that can be downloaded and faxed or emailed to the provider’s office. You will need complete copies of the medical records from the health care provider’s facility that you believe was negligent, as well as any other records for treatment of the same condition, and any prior records relating to the same condition or body part. Complete records are more than the visit summaries that you may leave with printed copies of. Radiology and billing records will need to be requested separately, and your attorney can assist in making sure that all pertinent records are obtained and that you are not overcharged in the process.