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Fees In A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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Fees In A Medical Malpractice LawsuitIn a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are specific fees that must be covered. These fees cover the labor, supplies used for making copies of records, postage, and preparing an explanation of the protected health information. By taking into account the fees associated with a medical malpractice case you will come to realize filing a lawsuit is an investment. You will have to pay these fees by going forward with the lawsuit even if you lose.

If the individual requests a copy of the protected health information or agrees to a summary or explanation of such information, the covered entity may impose a reasonable, cost-based fee, provided that the fee includes only the cost of:

(i) Labor for copying the  protected health information requested by the  individual, whether in paper or electronic form;

(ii) Supplies for creating the paper copy or  electronic media if the  individual requests that the electronic copy be provided on portable media;

(iii) Postage, when the  individual has requested the copy, or the summary or explanation, be mailed; and

(iv) Preparing an explanation or summary of the  protected health information, if agreed to by the  individual.

If you have any questions on the fees associated with filing a medical malpractice lawsuit you can reach out to our office at (505) 242-7200. Our attorneys understand the process from start to finish and will guide you through the steps of a successful claim as well as answer any questions you might have. If you are considering filing a lawsuit against a hospital or doctor, we would be able to represent you if the incident took place in the State of New Mexico.

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