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Q: Do I have to provide a lawyer my medical records do they can look for a lien since I’m a disabled veteran?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In legal matters, including those involving liens and disability as a veteran, providing your attorney with relevant medical records can be important. These documents can help your lawyer understand your situation fully and identify any potential liens.

However, you have the right to privacy and control over your personal medical information. It's essential to understand why your lawyer is requesting these records and how they will be used. If you're unsure or uncomfortable, it's perfectly reasonable to ask for a detailed explanation.

Remember, effective communication with your lawyer is key. They are there to assist you and should be able to explain the relevance of any documents they request. If you have concerns about privacy or the necessity of sharing certain information, it's important to express these concerns to your lawyer.

Anthony M. Avery
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A: Medical Records and Medical Bills are two different things. I do not understand your question. Recommend you consult with an attorney. If you are a judgment debtor, the exemption laws might help.

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