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But If You Do Sign It… Medical Authorizations

I’ve previously told you not to sign any medical authorizations for your insurance company or the defendant’s insurance company. In personal injury cases, the insurance company seeks to gain access to as much information about you as possible. Typically, the insurance company isn’t looking to help you. Instead, the insurance company is looking for ways to limit its exposure and pay as little to you as possible. These authorizations provide complete access to your medical information, including psychological treatment and any sexually related treatment. In other words, really personal stuff! But if you did sign an authorization, you need to contact the insurance company that you provided it to and retract it immediately. Once you have done this, it is important to also tell the insurance company that it must destroy any records in its possession and reject any new records that it receives, returning them to the medical provider. It is also important that you contact any medical providers that you do not want information sent to the insurance company and that you have retracted the authorization. Time is of the essence when it comes to retracting the medical authorizations. So if you are contemplating this, I recommend that you don’t waste any more time and do it immediately. If you have any questions regarding this issue or any issue in a personal injury matter, please feel free to speak with The Nashville Law Firm. You can reach us at 615-844-4034 or on the web at .


Don’t Sign It! – Medical Authorizations

For the first topic in a series that we will call “Don’t Sign It!”, we will focus on medical authorizations. You may be asking what is the harm in signing a medical authorization from your insurance company or the defendant’s insurance company after a car accident. The answer is, a lot! You will be giving the insurance company unlimited access to your medical history, many times including treatment for psychological disorders, therapy and counseling, sexual history and all other private and personal information. Much of this is irrelevant to your car accident case and the insurance company may try to use it against you. There are circumstances where it may be necessary to sign these. But if you don’t have an attorney, at least consult with one before signing any medical authorizations. We are here to help, The Nashville Law Firm, contact us at 615-844-4034 or on the web at .