There was a provocative article posted on www.injuryboard.com about the potential costs of medical practice cases. A hospital in Florida is charging a medical malpractice victim $1,000,000 to retrieve medical records concerning the doctor who botched his back surgery. While on the surface that may seem like a Florida problem, it’s really a systemic problem concerning medical records and transparency. Any adverse event or surgical complication should be a matter of public record, yet it is not in most states, including New Hampshire. For those who’ve suffered medical malpractice or surgical errors, retrieving medical records of what actually transpired during treatment or surgery may be difficult or impossible to obtain due to existing legislation.
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