Report writing can be an unfortunate distraction for health professionals. With the demands of a busy practice and the urgency of patients’ needs, a report can easily be delayed. While we appreciate these pressures, it is vital that reports are provided as promptly as possible following the request. A failure to provide a report within a reasonable time can in some cases prejudice your patient’s claim.
Court-imposed rules and statutory time limits place great pressure on lawyers preparing cases. Penalties may be imposed for failure to comply with these rules and a patient’s entitlement to compensation may be frozen pending the receipt of a report.