Inaccurate Electronic Health Records Can Cause Serious Harm

Improper medical record-keeping has always created the potential for serious harm. As the industry has shifted from paper record-keeping to electronic records, many of the same types of errors are occurring and harming people, but new types of errors directly linked to the electronic nature of the records are also being seen.

Do you believe that you or a loved one was injured due to inaccurate electronic health records? Mistakes can happen in a variety of ways, including:

  • Incorrect information being included in a record;
  • Failing to update a medical record; and
  • Failing to include attachments when transfers of records occur.

These errors and others can create serious, even fatal instances of medical malpractice such as:

  • Failure to diagnose;
  • Delayed diagnosis;
  • Misdiagnosis; and
  • Medication errors.

Without all relevant information, a doctor’s ability to properly diagnose and treat is severely diminished.

Your Best Bet For Learning What Happened

Without the benefit of investigating a lawsuit, you may never know what caused the medical negligence that harmed you or your loved one. Hospitals, clinics and physicians are generally very reluctant to admit fault when someone has been harmed. In fact, when a known error has occurred, medical records can be changed or addended. It takes experience and skill to analyze electronic medical records and to know what to look for to make sure your records have not been changed.

Our Direct Experience In The Medical Field Makes A Difference

At Richards & Richards, LLP, attorney Veronica Richards has more than 25 years of experience helping those who have been harmed by medical malpractice. Her experience includes having worked as a nurse practitioner and a hospital administrator before becoming a lawyer. This experience shapes how she approaches her clients’ issues and helps her create strategic and effective strategies for them. Her ability to generate positive results for people in need has helped her earn recognition that includes being listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004 and being a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Get The Experienced Legal Help You Need

We have the experience to readily identify when inaccurate electronic medical records have caused harm. For a free initial consultation, call 412-261-2620 or
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