What is a Medical Chronology?
A Medical Chronology is a report that provides a concise, factual, and informative summary of the claimant’s medical history. As attorneys, you juggle multiple cases. Sifting through huge volumes of medical records can be time-consuming. Our team is experienced in reviewing and analyzing medical records and creating custom chronologies. Attorneys can use a Medical Chronology to understand what happened to the client and the extent of the medical treatment. Also, Medical Chronology can be provided to the insurance carrier as a tool to aid in the settlement of a claim pre-suit. If a settlement cannot be achieved pre-suit, the Medical Chronology can be used in litigation to prepare for a deposition or trial. A good medical chronology and its components, if provided in a structured form, can reduce the workload of attorneys.
Components of a Medical Chronology
- The records of Hospital stay and subsequent treating physicians and physical therapy are summarized, along with diagnostic testing results.
- The treating medical provider’s comments regarding the causation of the injuries, prognosis, and permanency are included in a medical summary.
- A short narrative of every relevant visit is included.
- Highlights of any major events are set forth.
- We can also list the medical bills and expenses as part of the medical summary.
- It is customized to suit your needs.
A separate letter to the attorney points out the missing records, red flags, and any records that may not be relevant to the claim. Our medical summaries are enhanced with tables and charts and include hyperlinks to the records.
A good Medical Chronology can provide attorneys a quick view of the details of the personal injury case and the sequence of medical provided.