Received a medical release authorization letter from the Defendant's attorney today. Could I file a motion with the court to release only the medical records that contain information about the on-going case and request the attorney to provide me with the names of "ALL" experts and whomever he is expecting to release my records too? He requested in interrogatories the names of the physicians I saw for my injuries, should those records be suffice and not my Primary Care Physician, Oncologist, and Neurologist records, since I did not receive treatment from them related to my injuries? Not anything in my past medical history to hide. I just don't think my yearly exams and check-ups has anything to do with my injuries. With him not stating to whom he will give these records to makes me a little uncomfortable, since him and the Defendant has proven untrustworthy. But if he wants them, I have no problem signing the release..... Just asking.....
There really isn't enough information in your post to give you a concrete answer, but most likely the answer is yes, you must release all of those medical documents to the defendant's attorney. It sounds like some kind of personal injury lawsuit you have filed, and it further sounds like you do not have a lawyer. You should rethink that if this case is important to you. Most PI lawyers will work on a contingency fee basis if they believe the claim has merit and is worth enough money.
In lawsuits where the plaintiff asserts claims related to physical or psychological injury, medical records are subject to discovery if they are relevant--meaning that the records tend to prove or disprove a factual assertion being litigated in the case. So the general answer to your question is yes, but how the procedure and disclosures will work will hinge on very specific facts.
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