HIPAA Authorization Will Get the Medical Provider to Release the Records
Video Transcribed: Do you need to get copies of your medical records after a personal injury incident? Hey everyone, Christopher Stevens here certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specializing in personal injury in Oklahoma. Today we’re going to be talking about whether or not you need to get a copy of your medical records after a personal injury incident, such as a car wreck or a premises liability.
Now, one of the primary things that we do with our clients is coordinate with them in getting those medical records. Those records help to serve a vital role in really expressing what our clients went through with their treatment.
Now, most of the time, a simple signed HIPAA authorization will get the medical provider to release the records, but a lot of the time it might be easier if the legal counsel is the one who sends the actual request.
It might be a little bit faster to prepare the records and deliver the records. Or sometimes it’s as easy as the client walking up to the records counter at the facility, signing the paper, and requesting a copy of the records right then and there.
Now, it’s always important for you to really speak with your legal team and get on the same page as far as who’s going to be working to get what, so that way, everything is done as efficiently as possible.
As always, if you find yourself looking for a personal injury attorney in Oklahoma in which you need to seek legal help concerning your accident, feel free to contact a Tulsa Personal Injury Attorney. We can be found at wirthlawoffice.com.