Episode 6: KPA’s Kurt Reibling is joined by Louisville injury attorney John DeCamillis of the Law Offices of DeCamillis & Mattingly, PLLC. In today’s episode, we discuss the many ways Kentucky Pain Associates can help your injury attorney with your personal injury or workers’ compensation case.
An Attorney’s View
John has practiced in the area of injury law for over 30 years. He found his niche in car wreck cases and other types of personal injury cases. There’s often a hesitancy to seek medical treatment because people are often confused about who’s going to be responsible for paying the medical bills. John takes time to advise them on why the medical care is important and how they can get treatment they need to begin healing. Kentucky Pain Associates is a great place for an automobile accident victim to get medical treatment.
As an attorney, John appreciates the fact that KPA is extremely responsive and can often get the injury person seen quickly, sometimes in the same day. It makes it much easier for him/her to get qualified medical treatment for the injuries related to the car wreck. John comments KPA is like an urgent care center, but so much more. KPA can help to diagnose, treat and implement a treatment plan for that individual.
That First Visit with KPA
Kurt comments that it’s like having a 3-person team: the injured patient, the attorney and KPA’s staff. Everyone is focused on helping the person recover. KPA is also focused on helping the attorney to build an effective legal case with the medical documentation.
The KPA staff will provide detailed medical records, including the ICD10 codes, which are extremely helpful to the injury attorney handling the personal injury claim. The patient is assessed and the injuries are carefully documented. Then, a care plan is developed. KPA often works with the physical therapist and other specialists to effectively coordinate the full range of medical treatment. It’s a vital way KPA works with your attorney, because they save time and avoid unnecessary delays.
KPA’s medical director, Dr. Jason Lewis, can serve as the supervising physician for the medical case. He’ll function as the quarterback for the treatment plan. John comments on how important it is to be able to work with Dr. Lewis. The medical care has to be necessary and reasonable. John is extremely confident in Dr. Lewis and his ability to manage the medical case. KPA makes it convenient for the injured victim. The communication is extremely effective and it allows the attorney to stay up to date on the person’s status.
The Importance of the Medical Records for a Legal Case
John describes how and why the information in the medical records are so valuable to the client’s case. If a person goes to the ER right after an automobile accident, they’ll often have multiple tests run (which eventually generate medical bills). KPA is able to get right to the specific symptoms. The focus is on the patient at KPA, rather than the insurance at the ER.
The medical records detail the extent of the injuries and puts them in a format that makes it easy for an attorney to communicate with the insurance adjuster. KPA has taken a number of steps to ensure the accuracy and appearance of the documents are professional and effective. KPA’s system is updated regularly so the attorney can easily get access to the information when he/she needs it, 24/7. This is another way KPA works with your attorney.
John comments on how getting the medical records is so much faster with KPA than some of the hospitals. The hospitals can take weeks and months to send the medical records. This delays the attorney’s ability to issue the demand letter to the insurance adjuster. It’s a point of frustration for the injured person, as well as the attorney.
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John also takes time to comment on the value of how long KPA has been around. They know what they’re doing. He knows both where he wants his clients to treat and especially where he doesn’t want them to treat. KPA is a proven resource and medical provider.
KPA has a good system for effectively managing the medical treatment. If there are changes, or if the patient needs to see a specialist, KPA proactively communicates with the attorney. This prevents a situation in which the provider is simply trying to run up the bill, before focusing on other issues. At KPA, it’s about the patient and getting them the best care possible for their situation.
Brain Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents
John describes how common brain injuries are in car wreck cases. They can happen even if the person didn’t actually receive a blow to the head. Unfortunately, brain injuries often go undiagnosed. However, there are specific signs, if the doctor knows to look for them. Sometimes, these signs show up later, after the patient has been discharged.
Kurt explains how brain injuries lead to permanent injuries. They often lead to permanent disabilities. Some people seem to experience a number of automobile accidents. It may be due to an undiagnosed brain injury, which affects the person’s response time and cognitive skills.
In a previous episode, Kurt discussed the connection between a brain injury and the onset of Alzheimer’s or dementia. KPA has the capability to help diagnose a traumatic brain injury. It can occur at speeds as low as 17 miles per hour. This is another way in which KPA works with your attorney to help your case.
Having a team of medical providers and attorneys working together for the benefit of injured clients is recipe for success. As a listener, we hope you’ll take advantage of it if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident (“MVA”).
We’d like to thank attorney John DeCamillis for sharing his knowledge and experience with us.
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