FAQs

MY DOCTOR WON’T RELEASE MY MEDICAL RECORDS – CAN AN ATTORNEY HELP ME GET THEM?

If a doctor refuses to provide your medical records, it’s probably because he or she knows some kind of mistake was made. Medical malpractice attorneys can expedite the process, particularly since Ohio’s statute of limitations restricts the amount of time in which you can take action against the negligent party.

Withholding a patient’s history is no more than an attempt to protect oneself from the legal ramifications of his or her actions — or inaction, such as in a case of cancer misdiagnosis. Ohio law entitles all patients to copies of their medical records if you present the office or hospital with a medical records release form.

Early in his career, attorney Chris Mellino and his former partner won a landmark case against a doctor who altered medical records. Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai made it possible for future victims to pursue punitive damages in such a lawsuit. Chris welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim.

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