Medical Record Analysis

The review and analysis of medical records is a very important part of any personal injury or malpractice case. In brief, medical records analysis is the organization, summarization, and analysis of medical records by people who not only carry sound knowledge of medicine but also experience in interpreting the medical data. These people range from physicians, legal nurse consultants, registered nurses, professionals from medical background, etc. Effectively, medical records analysis improves attorneys’ trial outcomes and settlement results. The review and analysis of medical records includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Prepare chronologies of medical events and timelines
  • Provide initial case screenings for merit
  • Identify standards of care, causation, and damage issues
  • Conduct research and summarize medical literature
  • Identify and apply multidisciplinary standards of care and regulatory requirements
  • Educate attorneys regarding medical facts and issues relevant to the case
  • Organize medical records and other medically related litigation materials
  • Collaborate with attorneys in preparing or analyzing complaints, answers, motions for summary judgment, and demand letters

Why Medical Records Analysis?

Very few attorneys understand the complex medical jargon and health care requirements of patients. This results in a demand for medical records analysts (MRAs) who can explain the complicated health matters to those in the legal profession.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Of the approximately 900,000 attorneys in practice today, 25 percent (i.e. 225,000) deal with medical malpractice and personal injury cases." These attorneys rely on specially trained medical records analysts to help them win their cases.

Additionally, medical records analysts provide healthcare expertise for insurance companies, utilization review firms, government agencies, private corporations, and hospitals both as staff members and consultants.

Why Outsource?

Many cases are simply too voluminous or time consuming to be reviewed and researched in‑house. Your outsourced partner offer reliable, superior service at an affordable rate.


MRAs have a background of clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records, documents, and medical-legal issues.

Cost Effective: 

MRAs utilize their background and knowledge of healthcare standards to identify strengths and weaknesses of a complaint.


MRAs have a thorough understanding of medical issues and trends related to the litigation process. This information is custom-designed for the attorney, the client, and the jury.

In addition to the above-mentioned specific benefits, outsourcing various non-core processes to professionals not only gives you access to specialized skills and services but also gives you a lot other benefits, a few of which you can see in "Why Outsource" page.

What are the Areas of Expertise?

MRAs work in a wide array of legal specialties in civil and criminal litigation. The general scope of personal injury law includes any case in which an individual has sustained a physical or emotional injury. Although medical or nursing malpractice (also known as professional negligence) is often referred to as a separate legal specialty, it is actually a type of personal injury. State or federal agencies generally prosecute criminal cases, but a personal injury claim may also be filed by a crime victim in civil court.

Individual or in-house MRAs specialize in only one or two legal practice areas, such as medical malpractice, drugs and devices, or personal injury, while we provide you a one-stop access to any type of area including but not limited to:

  • Professional Negligence/Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability/Class Action Suits
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Case Management
  • Criminal
  • Life Care Planning