Could a doctor deny medical records requests? The idea of someone denying you access to your own medical records may seem unimaginable, but it can unfortunately be the reality in some situations. If you have been injured in an accident because of another person’s negligent actions and have filed a personal injury lawsuit, you may be asked to present your medical records in order to prove you received treatment. If a doctor denies your records request, your chance of receiving compensation may be severely weakened.

You shouldn’t have to go through this trying time alone. At the Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers are not only skilled in handling personal injury cases, but we are also dedicated to helping you fight for compensation every step of the way. Contact one of our attorneys today by calling (405) 239-7046 and schedule a free consultation.

Reasons for a Medical Records Request Denial

Your doctor will give out your own personal medical records in the majority of cases. However, there are some situations where he or she cannot legally give you your records. These reasons include the following:

  • The requested records are being used in a different case
  • The request doesn’t seem appropriate
  • There are psychotherapy notes in the record
  • They could put you or someone else in danger

You may also be denied access to your children’s records if:

  • The tests that were performed were an order from the court
  • You requested them to be confidential

In these situations, you may be denied access to your own medical records.

Contact Us

If you have been denied medical records, you may feel like your case has no hope. However, with the assistance of an experienced legal professional, this obstacle can be overcome. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 to discuss your situation with a qualified member of our legal team.

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The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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