Why Do Some Chiropractors Do This?

Another claimant had her case screwed up by a chiorpractor who thinks he know how to be "lawyer."

Here's the case:

Claimant is treating for a long period of time with chiropractor under an "adjustment wellness program."

Claimant then gets into a car accident. Chiropractor starts NEW file on claimant, and, in the opening "history" section of the file, makes no mention of prior treatment. The billing for the car accident is kept separate.

When we request the patient's "complete file" we get only the file from the car accident. You could not tell, from those records alone, that the patient had been seeing the chiropractor for a long time before the accident.

Long after we are in the case we discover the "old" file because in response to a subpoena, the chiropractor FINALLY produces it - to the DEFENSE ATTORNEY.

Case over by that time.

Rules:

If you are a claimant always be brutally honest with your attorney

If you are a chiropractor (or other health care provider who plays fast and loose with the medical chart) STOP IT. You are not helpin g your patient.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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