Medical Chronology can be defined as a well drafted document listing complete medical treatment relating to a personal injury in chronological order. It usually contains information related to date wise treatment offered by a healthcare provider, its outcome with hyperlinks for easy access. The language used is simple and easy to understand and provides a complete description of the medical treatment undergone by the injured along with the medications administered. Moreover, medical Chronology is a brief summary consisting pertinent data thus offering an understanding for a particular personal injury claim.
A medical summary comprises of information for each and every treatment relating to a particular injury being offered to the injured including information
Medical summaries are of two types, brief and detailed. A brief summary provides a compressed overview of the most critical issues concerning a case. Detailed summaries are long and provide a complete outline of medical appointments and treatments in chronological order.
Medical chronology is a crucial document in a personal injury claim as it emphasizes all relevant issues pertaining to a medical condition of the injured. It also outlines the basic timelines for the medical procedures. A well drafted medical chronology contains Information regarding the date and time of visit, name of healthcare providers, sort of service, and the result of medical procedure. Normally, page numbers and hyperlink are also provided for easy access. For medical chronologies to be useful, they must contain relevant injury related facts offering an insight into the case and should be simple to follow.
Medical chronologies can be put to multiple uses. It can be used for strong litigation, can be used to prepare a demand letter for insurance companies, can be reviewed to see the extent of injuries and the related treatment undergone by the injured and can also be used as strong defense against the guilty. Medical chronologies and summaries assist Personal Injury law firms and attorneys in understanding the medical vocabulary and treatments related to the case. Medical chronologies also highlight any missing information in the course of treatment.
While drafting a medical chronology report, one should ensure that all crucial information is included, medical jargons are avoided and is summarized in such a way that it can be easily understood by people from non-medical background. A well drafted medical chronology must contain the following details:Date of Injury
Cause of Injury
First aid Treatment
Symptoms that the injured shows
Dates for treatment along with the names of service providers
Kind of treatment offered
Impairment if any
Total recovery time
Future treatments required (if any)
Family Medical History
Any previous treatments/surgeries undergone by the injured
Advantages of Medical Chronology
- A well drafted medical chronology assists in evaluating the merits of a personal injury claim by highlighting the strong facts and enables the attorney to determine whether the claim is valid or not.
- Gives an unbiased assessment of the medical records as medical chronologies are drafted by skilled resources and comprises of an impartial review of the medical records for determining the strength of the case.
- Gives precise specifics of diagnosis
- Helps in avoiding as attorneys do not have any formal medical training and can easily skip crucial medical facts leading to grave errors.
Drafting a good medical chronology is a tedious, time consuming and a tiring job as it involves reviewing thousands of pages pertaining to an particular injury. A busy attorney tends to spend many working hours trying to summarize relevant info from the medical records provided to him thus leaving him with very less time to focus on other important aspects of the case. The easy way out is to outsource such time-consuming tasks to off-shore vendors who are well trained and have a team of reviewers who are proficient in preparing medical chronologies. Outsourcing such projects save both time and money thus providing the attorneys’ with ample time to focus on other critical aspects of the case.
An precise medical chronology prepared by a skilled resource helps in strengthening arguments related to settlement and court trials. Medical chronologies can also be used to provide relevant information to the jury, as they are a strong source of case related information for personal injury attorneys and law firms.
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