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Medical Records and Terminology for the Legal Professional

During legal proceedings, effective use of medical records can often make or break a case for parties on either side. Our course provides the foundation for deciphering and understanding medical acronyms, symbols, and other critical terminology. Additionally, successful participants will learn how to obtain medical records via the discovery process and label common parts of medical notes. Knowing how to perform these tasks correctly can make you an integral part of the legal team and a valuable asset, as medical records frequently play an important role in torts, medical malpractice, products liability, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, criminal/family law and many other areas of law.

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After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common types of medical records
  • Label the common parts of a medical note
  • Define common medical terms, acronyms, and symbols
  • Describe basic anatomy and physiology
  • Explain unfamiliar terms
  • Obtain medical records through the discovery process
  • Use medical records to build or defend a case

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**DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS, THIS COURSE WILL MEET ONLINE**