Cleveland Altered Medical Records Lawyers
Ohio Destroyed Medical History Lawyers
While most doctors and nurses practice with integrity and honesty, when medical professionals are worried about liability for professional mistakes, some may intentionally destroy, conceal or alter paper or electronic medical records. Altered and destroyed medical records can make it more difficult to pursue malpractice cases, but in Ohio, proof of tampering with records can also be taken as evidence of malpractice.
The alteration or destruction of medical records may even instigate a claim for punitive damages. At the law firm of Dennis Seaman & Associates, in Cleveland, Ohio, our attorneys understand how to recognize and investigate such instances of misconduct. We work with medical experts to find evidence of alteration of such records, while investigating the original claims of medical negligence.
Contact our firm to learn more information about your rights. Call to schedule a free initial consultation at 216 696-1080.
Cleveland Altered Medical Records Attorneys
There are many signs of records alteration or destruction. Our firm has seen instances of altered and destroyed records that involve:
- Patient charts
- Lab reports
- X-ray reports
- Medication notes
- Physician’s comments
- Phone and e-mail records
- Monitor strips
Backdating, changed values, forged signatures and document destruction are common examples of records alteration. It is often possible to recover this evidence, especially digital evidence, to understand who changed what and how the original document may support a case of malpractice.
Contact Dennis Seaman & Associates to Schedule a Consultation
For more information about altered and destroyed medical records in Ohio, contact one of our attorneys at Dennis Seaman & Associates. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 216 696-1080.