Q: My Doctors&Clinic kept inaccurate records & have altered them to avoid dealing with a complaint. Is this malpractice?
I can prove they altered them. The result has been denial for SSDI benefits and a severe deterioration in my quality of life and has endangered my overall health permanently. I don't know what to do to fix this?
It might be a HIPAA complaint, but damages are not available for that under the statute.
It might be Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage, but it's unclear that there would be enough money at stake to justify this type of claim.
Also, I don't know enough about Social Security law to have any idea about whether you can submit a new claim based on accurate records from another doctor, and have the benefits backdated.
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