Lewkovich: Avoiding common and
unnecessary documentation errors
Missing details on Treatment Plan
Without a plan it appears the doctor is ‘winging’ it. The patient needs to know what he is expected to do.
Poor Progress Notes
Without good notes it is impossible to justify your fees. No longer can you mark “C5-C6”. Repetitive notes looks real bad on an 8 by 10 foot screen in the court room.
Little of No Evidence of Home Rehab
This is a killer. Judges and juries respect home care programs. If the DC does not have one—diminishes the case.
Lack of Evidence of Exercise Rehab
All trauma patients need an exercise program in the office. Using specialized rehab machines provides excellent proof.
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CAUTION USING “SOFT TISSUE”
Injuries are MILD, MODERATE, SEVERE OR CATASTROPHIC
Car Damages are SMALL, MEDIUM or LARGE
John Bair DC manages a Million Dollar Case
Darian was 17 when she was struck in a Placentia intersection which flipped her car over which caused a crush right finger and right finger amputation, concussion and severe neck and back pain.
Dr. Bair took immediate control and worked with the medical doctors ultimately resulting in over 9 corrective surgeries for Darian’s extremity injuries.
When we were hired the case prognosis looked grim. The injuries were clearly extensive and permanent for a young woman. The insurance picture didn’t look good either. Darian’s insurance was limited. Plus, defendant claimed Darian was speeding and careless.
After rigorous litigation with multiple depositions and a nearing trial date, defendant finally admitted there was an additional $1,000,000 umbrella policy for defendant. But it took litigation to get the truth.
Settled for $1,250,000.
Darian v Jo
: Orange County Superior Court Case No: 2013 006 793 21 CU PA CJC
P.I. PRACTICE TIPS:
||Major injury cases requires a skillful attorney as quickly as possible.
||The DC must initiate communication with all specialists. The DC is the case manager/Quarterback.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Each year about 30,000 people will die in the U.S. from car crashes, and about two million are injured.”
Notable & Quotable, Dec 26, 2014
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