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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 28, 2007
Clifford Law Offices is offering a series of legal articles based upon real-life cases, free to the public for educational purposes. An example abstract:
Introducing Medical Records Without The Physician
By Robert A. Clifford
John Paul Troyan suffered a permanent injury to his cervical spine when he was involved in an automobile accident with Dana Reyes in Joliet in 1993. He went immediately to a hospital emergency room, where he was given pain medication and referred to an orthopedic specialist for follow-up treatment. Troyan received prescribed physical therapy at a rehabilitation center, and saw his orthopedic doctor several times. His bills related to the accident amounted to $4,052.38.
Troyan sued Reyes and, following a jury trial, was awarded $359.92 for medical expenses and $2,042.60 for property damage to his car. His lawyer appealed the case on several grounds, including the fact that the trial court admitted only redacted portions of Troyan's three pages of medical records, inasmuch as the physician had died and the rehabilitation specialist could no longer be found.
The plaintiff contended that preventing the jury from seeing his full medical records was misleading and prejudicially impacted his award because, without the complete records, the defendant was allowed to argue that the plaintiff received medical treatment due to his complaints that his neck hurt, not based on any medical exam by a doctor.
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