Medical Records and Building Value for Your Connecticut Child Injury Case

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Feb 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

If your child has been seriously injured in some type of Connecticut car accident, motorcycle accident, taxi accident, truck accident, bus accident, train accident, hit-and-run accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall accident, trip and fall accident, premises liability case, dog bite case, medical malpractice case or any other type of accident or injury case then one of the things that will be looked at in great detail, by the at fault party's insurance company, are their medical records. You can increase the value of your Connecticut child injury or accident case by properly developing these medical records. It is very important that you get the advice of an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer, at the earliest possible moment. Do not speak with the at fault party's insurance adjuster unless and until you first speak with an experienced Connecticut child injury and accident attorney.

There are a number of things that can add value to your child's case as it relates to your medical records. You should be prepared to give each of their doctors a detailed medical history. You should also be very honest with their doctor so that the proper treatment plan can be developed for them. It would be very helpful to tell your treating doctor or doctors about some or all of the following things to add value to your case:

Have your child tell each of their doctors about every pain they are experiencing, in great detail, that has resulted from the accident. Do they experience a sharp pain, a dull pain, and aching pain, a shooting pain, a burning pain or does the pain radiate to other parts of your body? Is this pain limited to one body part or does it include multiple body parts or does it radiate from one body part to another? They should tell their doctor how these problems affect them. For example, do they spend more time in bed because of the pain, and if so when and how often? Do they have to rest more frequently, and if so, how often and when? Have they missed time from school, and if so, how much? Are they less productive and, if so, how are they less productive? Do they take over-the-counter medication for their pain, and if so, what type and how frequently?

They should also tell your doctor what activities they can no longer perform because of your injuries or what activities they perform differently now as a result of the accident related problems. Examples might include some or all the following: do they avoid certain activities, and if so, what activities? Did you have to hire someone to do housework or yard work? Do they avoid certain hobbies or activities that they previously performed prior to the accident, and if so, which ones? What other relevant information should they tell your doctor that might assist him or her in their treatment?

They should tell their doctor about all forms of home health activities and/or things they now required to use that help assist them or to relieve their pain. These things could include, but not be limited to the following: over-the-counter medicines; heating pads, creams, or other items; hot packs or ice packs; home health exercises; stretching; using a cane or other device to assist them in walking; or anything else that they use to assist them as a result of the injuries they sustained in this accident.

It is important, whenever possible, that you do not allow for large gaps in their treatment. If their doctor tells you that he or she wants to see them in two weeks, make sure they make and keep that appointment. If their doctor tells them to come back or to call when they are in pain, be sure to follow these instructions. You need to keep in mind that the best way for them to recover, as quickly as possible, is for you to be actively involved in your child's medical care and treatment with their doctor or doctors.

Order a copy of our free book, “The Crash Course on Child Injury Claims in Connecticut” by visiting our website at You can download this free book immediately. This book will provide you with very valuable information that will tell you what to do first, how a personal injury claim is put together, what insurance adjusters don't want you to know, the do's and don'ts, how to better communicate with healthcare providers, how to bolster loss of income claims, and what you need to do to help your attorney get you more money for your case. You can also call us toll-free at 888-244-5480 and get your questions answered immediately. You can also schedule a free in office consultation or you can provide us with some brief information online and we will get in touch with you. There are many things that you need to know before proceeding with your case. Don't delay, get this very valuable information today.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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