How do I get my deceased dad's medical records from his PCP and hospital where he died?
Question Details: My dad died 5 months ago. He had 5 severe strokes and heart problems over the past 10 years which left him where he couldnt walk, talk, etc. I am a beneficiary in his Will. I have an interest because his Will was changed twice and I'm contesting it.
If you initiate a legal action, such as a challenge to the will, in the course of that legal action, you can issue a subpoena to the hospital for the records: in a lawsuit/legal action, you can demand and get relevant information and documentation, such as these medical records. But you can only do so in a legal action: until and unless you sue (and so can issue subpoenas), you cannot compel them to release the records.
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