Good Patient Records
We want you to be a good patient because that is how you will best recover
and restore yourself to health. However, a secondary reason is that your
doctor's records will reflect that you have had a positive attitude
toward recovery and that you have had the discipline to do what the
doctor has ordered. You've demonstrated commitment to the treatment plan
and stuck to it. Also, you have been consistent in your home exercise and
stretching. By the way, be sure to document those home activities
through the medical records by including them in the list you bring to the
Other things to watch for as you build you financial claim are:
- Obtain referrals to specialists (such as a neurologist) if needed, but
avoid doctor-shopping. This can easily signal to the insurance
adjuster a person who is trying to work the system for financial gain. You
would be embarrassed by such allegations at trial.
- Follow recommendations of medical care providers.
- When completing the PIP or health insurance form, watch for the
subrogation paragraph and insert at the end of that paragraph as follows:
"less insurer's share of costs for recovery." Place your initials
near that writing. Do this as unobtrusively as possible, but do it every
- Continue communication with insurance adjuster. At the appropriate
time, send our Second Letter to Insurance Adjuster.
- Obtain and organize Medical Records.
- Contact SettlementCentral.Com PSPs
what doctors have said in your records. With the help of a Medical
PSP or our Online Neurologist,
you will be able to decipher the code on the medical record, understand the
annotations, and obtain a comprehensive understanding of what the medical
record says about your case and your injuries.