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A Powerful Outsource Solution

Our work on some of the nation’s largest and highest-profile multi-claimant lawsuits has earned The Marker Group a prominent position as an innovative and cost-efficient leader in defense litigation management and support. By outsourcing the management of your records collection process, you will get valuable information quickly and affordably. You will be able to reduce the overall costs of litigation while increasing the speed of making critical litigation decisions based on pertinent records.


Case Planning
Prior to beginning the records collection process we will meet with your team to determine:

Collection Protocol – logistics and timing

Research Protocol – level of research desired to identify new records and new custodians

Tracking Protocol – confirmation of relevant data that should be extracted from records and included in reports assembled to meet your needs

Delivery Protocol – of records, x-rays and pathology; reports and data formatted to your requirements


Records Research
We use basic information to build a foundation upon which the plaintiff’s entire medical and/or employment history can be evaluated. We can begin with as little as the answers to interrogatories or name, date of birth and social security number.


Review of Records Obtained
Our Records Collection & Analysis team creates an index of custodians from the contents of the records obtained. This index is carefully matched to our proprietary database to identify all potential custodians. We research and retrieve newly identified records according to the client’s needs. This process continues record by record until the client has what is needed to make informed decisions about the case.


Data Extraction and Reporting
Our case investigator extracts virtually any information needed by the litigation team. The analysis can include dates of service or treatment, "referenced in" information, or a doctor’s specialty or affiliation. We can verify if records exist and, if they do not exist, identify the reason why. Pathology and radiology information can be noted as well.


Analysis

Medical Records Chronology: This is an excellent tool to identify medical activities and specific events pertaining to a case. We combine numerous sections of records into one continuous instrument, allowing a more rapid grasp of the medical events and issues at hand. Concise and factual, the chronology highlights events that often require further study and/or investigation.

Annotated Chronology: This expands upon the Medical Records Chronology by including a medical analysis, opinions of treatment, an explanation of admitting diagnosis, diagnostic tests, disease processes, and medical/surgical procedures relevant to the case. We note any deviations from standards of care and conduct analysis of the alleged or potential area of negligence, causation and/or damages.

Radiology: We can duplicate, sort, identify and label all x-rays for easy use. We identify the custodian that released the films, the facility that performed the x-ray, the type of x-ray taken, and the date of the procedure. Corresponding radiology reports will accompany the films, and a complete itemization of all films will be maintained. Originals can be securely stored.

Pathology: We can obtain original pathology and maintain documented chain of custody for future use. We identify all pathology material by its corresponding pathology report and source. A complete itemization of all pathology material will be maintained. Original materials can be securely stored.

 

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