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3 Ways Electronic Health Records Are Shaping Med Mal Cases

Law360, New York (December 16, 2016, 8:45 PM EST) -- Medical malpractice attorneys may be grateful that the rise of electronic health records means they no longer have to decipher physicians’ notoriously illegible handwriting, but the records come with their own array of frustrations, and attorneys say EHRs are increasingly creating, threatening and saving cases.

Catherine Flynn and Michael Moroney of DeCotiis FitzPatrick & Cole LLP said EHRs have become “front and center” in malpractice cases over the last two years, consuming roles both in discovery and at trial. Here, they and other attorneys discuss the...
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