My wife's previous pain management doctor falsified treatment on her medical records to look as if he was adhering to the requirements of her treatment , but contrary to what he documented, it did not match the actual treatment he performed, if any at all during her visits. (my wife's mother frequently accompanied her to verify)
Has you wife suffered any serious or permanent injury because of her treatment by this doctor? What the doctor did is not, by itself, medical malpractice. Perhaps grounds for a complaint with the appropriate medical board.
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Mr. DeProspo is correct, absent some permanent debilitating injury resulting from the Doctor's failure to adhere to his plan of care, you really have no case for medical malpractice. If his falsification of records led to some other damages, like in a personal injury case, where the records were needed to prove injury, you may try to go after him civilly for regular negligence or fraud, but that sounds like an uphill battle, and you would likely have a tough time securing legal representation.
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It is rare that a patient suffers grievous injury solely from a falsified medical record. If the treatment departed from accepted standards of care and caused injury to your wife, then she should seek local legal counsel for representation.
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