Medical records play a major role in various types of litigation. While medical malpractice and other personal injury lawsuits are an obvious source of medico-legal transcription specialists, disability insurance claims, workers’ compensation claims, and criminal defense attorneys often require medico-legal transcription services as well.
Learn more about the legal medical transcription services that A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates can provide legal clients and businesses, and contact us today to get started.
Medical Transcription Services
It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that specialists began working with physicians to provide medical transcription. These individuals were trained in shorthand and were known as medical stenographers.
As medical arguments became more and more central to certain types of litigation, these medico-legal transcriptionists found work in legal firms. Today, law firms can outsource their medico-legal transcription requirements to litigation support firms like AWR.
Medical Science Applied to the Law
Medical science as applied to the law forms the basis of medico-legal jurisprudence. Medico-legal arguments form the basis of personal injury claims, prosecutions, the legal definitions of insanity, insurance claims, paternity, and more.
Why is a Professional Transcriptionist Necessary?
While some firms believe that transcription services are better handled by recording devices, many others who were initially lured by the potential of saving money have gone back to transcriptionists to transcribe their depositions. Why? Because a device that records sound is not anywhere near equivalent to the years of training and expertise that legal transcription requires.
Competent medical transcriptionists deliver reliable transcriptions to law firms. This saves the effort of using paralegals or associates to perform the same task. Raw audio is often not the best quality and may contain some inaudibles. Compared to raw audio, medical transcriptions delivered in text are much easier to search, organize, and annotate as well.
What Can Medical Transcriptionists Do?
Medical transcriptionists have experience with all of the following types of evidence:
- Independent medical evaluations
- Medical record reviews
- Medical hearings
- Forensic psychology
- Chronological medical documentation
- And more
These services are also used by businesses for:
- Health care benefits reviews
- Unemployment requests
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Records reviews
Schedule Services with AWR
A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates (AWR) provides medico-legal transcription services to a broad range of legal and business clients. As a litigation support agency, we can deliver useful transcripts of complex medical and legal matters.
Our medico-legal transcription services can be used by law firms, insurance companies, expert witnesses, and others. Contact us today for more information on we can help you win your next big case.