Houston, TX asked in Medical Malpractice for Louisiana

Q: Can a doctor delete an entry off your medical file electronically?

My baby passed away in a NICU here and she has a entry that doesn't have any information and the status say deleted.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm so sorry for your loss. You should speak with a Louisiana attorney, but your question remains open for a week and could involve transient digital files. No one can pass judgment on what the deletion involved without knowing more information. But a deletion under such circumstances raises concerns, even if it turns out to be inconsequential. You could contact a Louisiana med mal attorney to discuss the matter in confidence and in greater detail. Most offer free initial consultations. With sympathy, good luck

Tim Akpinar

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