A physician consultant in a legal matter may review records that exceed simply medical records, though medical records are usual.
Following are records that may be useful for a medical expert witness to review including depositions, law enforcement reports, and bodycam footage, and collateral information such as photographs and bystander videos.
- Emergency Room
- Medevac reports
- Hospital inpatient and outpatient visits
- Operative notes including orthopedic surgery
- Post-operative visits
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy notes
- Nursing notes including RN and Nurse Practitioners
- Medication and Pharmacy records
- Wound care notes
- Imaging including MRI, X-Ray, CTScan, Ultrasound
- Police or Highway Patrol/Law enforcement Accident reports
- Bodycam footage, if available and relevant to the medicolegal consultant
- Insurance claim documents
- Insurance accident reports
- Damage documentation to insurer
Pleadings, Depositions, Discovery
Depositions, if relevant, including but not limited to
- Medical providers, physician, and non-physician specialists
- Rehabilitation professionals, including Physical Therapists
- Pleadings including Affidavit or Certificate of Merit, the Complaint and response, stipulated facts and material.
- Documents produced during discovery
Video Recordings and Photographic Documents
- Photographs, including but not limited to those taken at the scene or of injuries at a later date.
- Video including bystander or plaintiff records,
- Bodycam footage from Law Enforcement, if available
- Subrosa video footage