Spoliation of Evidence in Medical Malpractice Cases: What is it and What are the Consequences?

2022-12-13T16:58:21-06:00December 17th, 2022|LDM MedMal Forum|

This blog has previously touched on importance of accurately documenting an Electronic Medical Record [EMR]. Document, Document, Document - Accurately! - Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP (ldmlaw.com). As the post explained, the “slightest discrepancy or ambiguity may result in protracted litigation.” But what happens when certain documents are deleted or are removed from the electronic medical record before or during litigation? This action may invoke a legal doctrine called spoliation. [...]