Stolen Medical Records

September 1, 2007

Do you have any suggestions about how to word a letter to patients whose medical charts were stolen? Charts were stolen as one of our providers traveled from one location to another.

Question: Do you have any suggestions about how to word a letter to patients whose medical charts were stolen? Charts were stolen as one of our providers traveled from one location to another.

Answer: Now would be an excellent time to pull in an experienced attorney.

You’ll want to make sure that the person who may have to defend you in case of legal action is setting you up for success now. They can help you with wording as well as make sure you’ve done everything else you can to minimize risk.

If you need help finding an attorney, you can ask your local hospital who they use (you don't need to tell them why you are asking) or ask your medical society.