Q: I have a personal injury case since 2017 it is now in the stp part. The defendant is asking for trial authorizations!
They are requesting medical therapies that I have went to after my accident. What is the meaning of this trial authorizations.
A: Without actually seeing the forms, it sounds like they are authorizations to obtain medical records. This is one of the formalities when attorneys exchange medical records - the patient signs an authorization to permit retrieval of the records. But your attorney could explain the forms in the best manner. Good luck
A: Par for the course. Trial authorizations permit the defendant to subpoena your medical records into Court (as opposed to regular authorizations which allow them to have obtain your medical records during discovery). Just make sure that the trial authorizations correspond with the authorizations you gave them during discovery. In other words, trial authorizations are not supposed to be an excuse for not requesting the authorization in the first place.
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