I have a work comp lawyer and just had a court date w insurance company. My notes from dr's visit stated in jan 2015?that my shoulder issue was caused by lifting 40lb and doing something else. Now it was signed and completed by the physicians assistant and not by my doctor. The lawyer told me it was inadmissible cause it's not from doctor it was from his pa. The dr said he never heard of that and it makes no sense. Can anyone give me information on that?
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As long as the note was responsive to your attorney's Subpoena, it IS admissible. If he did NOT Subpoena the records, they can be attacked. NONE of this has anything to do with the fact that the document was signed by a PA rather than the doctor.