Litigation, Health Law, Torts & Insurance

Obtaining Medical Records: A Necessary Evil


Medical records are a necessary evil for many tort litigators. Obtaining records, and even the process of requesting records can be time consuming, expensive and often lead to duplicative or missing records. Get a crash course on tips for effectively requesting records (including the who and the where) and how to follow up when those records do not come in. Also, learn the basics of the various portals available for receiving electronic records and the benefits of utilizing those portals.

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Well done helpful information.

Portals may be a great way to obtain medical records faster without getting so many excuses from providers

Tips on how to send additional requests until the information is received.

Process and procedures important.

Well done.

While most information involved common sense, there were a lot of interesting ideas in obtaining medical records that I did not know. For example, I've sent requests before that were not returned, my follow up letters did not include language indicating that this was the 2nd or 3rd attempt. They certainly will now.

This was incredibly basic; I have paralegals who could not only teach this class, but give additional insight.

They did an excellent job of breaking down the process.

Useful and practical information.

The presenters did an excellent job and I learned new efficiencies on obtaining medical records.


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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.