The creation of medical records is an incredibly important part of the practice of medicine. Each and every time we visit a health care provider, a record is made. Furthermore, Illinois law requires that "adequate, accurate, timely, and complete medical records are maintained for each patient." 77 Ill.Admin. Code 250.1510(b)(2).
There are many reasons for the creation of adequate medical records:
(1) as documentation of treatment;
(2) as a reference for other healthcare providers;
(3) as documentation of the services that were actually provided for billing purposes.
Medical records also play a hugely important role for attorneys who practice in the field of medical malpractice. Medical records are important in the treatment in a patient, and they are also important in deciphering what went wrong with treatment.
At The Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C., our attorneys represent people who have been injured due to Medical Malpractice in the Chicago area. If you believe you or a family member has suffered due to some form of medical malpractice, contact one of our attorneys today for free, no-obligation consultation.