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By Marc J. Rosen MD
December 19, 2017

Find out how medical record reviews from an orthopedic medical professional could benefit your next court case.medical record review

We know how important it is for everyone to be able to get not only the medical care they need but that they also get the proper services they require based on their own personal health needs and goals. From allergies to certain medications to pre-existing conditions, it’s important that our Phoenix, Arizona orthopedic expert Dr. Marc Rosen tells you how medical record reviews ensure that you get the tailored care you deserve time and time again.

By reviewing our patients’ medical records we ensure that we are doing everything possible to create accurate and thorough notes regarding your health. Everything from lab and imaging tests to other services and procedures you’ve received from us or outside providers, we make sure that we record organized, accurate and precise information regarding your health. Not only is this important to providing you with the medical treatments and services you need but it also ensures that there are fewer issues when your health insurance when filing a claim.

Since our Phoenix, Arizona orthopedist is also an expert witness, Dr. Rosen has to go through countless court documents and make statements and conclusions based on the information provided by medical records. While there are other doctors that are part of a person’s medical team we provide an orthopedic eye to interpret imaging and lab tests that technicians may not have detected.

Our goal is to leave no medical details unturned, which can be a major boon for legal and investigative purposes. Having an orthopedic expert witness to provide thorough medical interruptions that may be overlooked and might go undetected by other medical professionals such as nurses or techs is vitally important for many legal cases.

It’s important to have a medical professional on your side to provide expert advice on a patient’s medical records. Most medical records can be rather lengthy and it can be easy for a non-expert to miss something. Dr. Rosen can improve the speed and accuracy of analyzing medical records for an insurance claim or court case while also offering up a shrewd eye for detail and to analyze the medical care timeline to look for certain patterns of medical care they should have happened but might not have. For example, did the nurse check the patient’s chart to make sure they had no medical allergies before administering certain medications?

Whether you have questions about the medical record review process and how it could benefit your legal team or you are a patient who just needs to schedule an orthopedic consultation to handle your issues, trust our very own Phoenix, Arizona orthopedic specialist. Schedule an appointment with us today.

By Marc J. Rosen MD
September 19, 2017
Tags: Medical Testimony  

If you've developed a disability or chronic pain due to a medical error or are involved in a workers compensation or personal injury case, medical testimonytestimony from a medical expert can play an important role in ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Arizona orthopedic expert witness Dr. Marc Rosen answers a few questions about medical testimony.

Who qualifications must expert medical witnesses have?

Expert medical witnesses have extensive skill and experience in particular areas of medicine, such as pediatrics, neurology or orthopedics. Expert witnesses perform independent medical examinations, evaluate the results of diagnostic tests and provide testimony in court and in depositions and reports. Experts are usually qualified to offer expert opinions on a variety of conditions. For example, Dr. Rosen frequently testifies in cases involving adult hip and knee replacement surgery, orthopedic trauma and fractures, orthopedic nursing and rehabilitation standards and orthopedic implants, design and application and surgical devices.

What is the role of medical testimony?

Discussion of diseases and conditions often involve unfamiliar terms and complicated explanations. Medical experts help judges and jurors understand complex terminology, allowing them to make informed verdicts and decisions. When a medical expert testifies in a malpractice case, they discuss the normal standard of care for the injury or illness and explains if a doctor's failure to follow the usual standard of care resulted in an injury to the patient. The expert also discusses the significance of tests and medical records and explains the results of the medical examinations they conducted.

How quickly are reports prepared?

Prompt results are important if you're involved in a legal matter. Failure to provide reports as soon as possible can cause delays in your case or lawsuit and prolong your suffering. If you visit Dr. Rosen's Arizona office for an independent medical examination for personal injury, workman's compensation or medical liability cases, results will usually be available in about 72 hours.

Hopefully, you'll never need the services of an expert medical witness. However, if you're ever involved in an accident at work or experience an injury or disability due to negligent medical care, medical testimony can help you win your case. If you can benefit from the services of an orthopedic expert witness, call Arizona orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marc Rosen at (602) 446-7846 to schedule an appointment.

By Marc J. Rosen MD
August 01, 2017

Those who have been injured and require an unbiased medical examination for workman’s compensation or insurance purposes shouldIndependent Medical Exa, undergo an independent medical examination. Find out more about independent medical examinations with Dr. Marc Rosen, The Orthopedic Expert, in Phoenix, AZ.

What is an independent medical examination? 
Independent medical examinations are often required by employers or insurance carriers to determine that the injured party receives the best and most beneficial treatment. These examinations usually happen where liability is concerned, such as after a work-related injury. The examination takes advantage of a doctor who has no ties with the patient and can provide an accurate, unbiased opinion on the extent of the injury.

How can an independent medical examination benefit me? 
If you were injured and another party is liable, you will probably require an independent medical examination. Before the examination, your doctor reviews all of your medical files, gathering information on your condition and evaluating the injury in question’s long and short term effects on your health. The examination itself occurs after the evaluation of your files and assesses the injury, your symptoms, and your current condition.

Independent Medical Examinations in Phoenix, AZ
Independent medical examiners such as Dr. Rosen take a professional approach to this important task and discuss the results of your independent medical examination with the requesting parties, never the patient. Dr. Rosen and his practice will not offer treatment to a patient who has undergone an independent medical examination. This allows the opinions formed during the independent medical examination to be fair, ethical and objective.

For more information on independent medical examinations, please contact Dr. Rosen, The Orthopedic Expert, in Phoenix, AZ. Call (602) 44ORTHO (446-7846) to schedule an appointment for an independent medical examination with Dr. Rosen today!

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