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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


How to Review Medical Records


The law requires that “harm” take place in order for a plaintiff to have standing in court.  Medical records are one of the best places to pinpoint how someone was harmed during the commission of a crime or a tort.  In other cases, medical records can establish proof that someone is disabled, that someone has a claim to public benefits such as worker’s compensation, or that someone is being honest with their story.  Enjoy this one hour, seven minute video showing you how to review many different types of medical records.



1:40 - Hypothetical Introduction
3:25 - Hospital Discharge Summary
16:30 – History and Physical/Review of Systems
22:41 – Emergency Room Reports
28:11 – Transport Records
39:19 – Consultations
43:36 – Surgery and Radiology
52:10 – Services regarding records and expert witnesses


Faculty: Tara Godoy, University Park Legal Nurse Consulting, San Francisco, CA


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