Episode 15 ·

Unpacking the Electronic Medical Record and Audit Trail with Saira Pasha

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Saira Pasha is an attorney who used to work for major hospital corporations handling the defense side of medical malpractice cases. Now, she assists lawyers for patients and their families in medical malpractice cases. We spend time with Saira discussing how to better understand the information that is available through the electronic medical record and audit trail kept by hospitals and other medical providers. We learn that there is a lot of information that is available but will not be turned over unless you know how to ask for it. And once you get the information, we talk about how you can use it to help prove your case.

What you will learn from this episode.

Saira Pasha is an attorney who used to work for major hospital corporations handling the defense side of medical malpractice cases. Now, she assists lawyers for patients and their families in medical malpractice cases. We spend time with Saira discussing how to better understand the information that is available through the electronic medical record and audit trail kept by hospitals and other medical providers. We learn that there is a lot of information that is available but will not be turned over unless you know how to ask for it. And once you get the information, we talk about how you can use it to help prove your case.

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Saira Pasha

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Ms. Saira Pasha is an attorney who has extensive experience managing complex medical malpractice litigation for a large Illinois healthcare system and a major multi-state malpractice insurance carrier. Now, her focus and passion have shifted towards advocating for victims of medical malpractice and their families in order to obtain answers and justice. 

In her prior roles, Ms. Pasha handled hundreds of malpractice claims, from ones filed directly by patients to those litigated by the most successful plaintiff firms in Chicago. She was responsible for evaluating liability, causation, and damages to develop an overall defense strategy for each claim. This required detailed reviews of medical records (including with the electronic medical record system) interviewing defendant physicians, nurses, and other witnesses to the incident, obtaining expert reviews to obtain standard of care opinions, assisting with written discovery, and attending critical depositions.

Ms. Pasha has successfully negotiated the resolution of dozens of cases through mediation, pre-trial settlement conferences, direct discussions with plaintiff attorneys, and high-low agreements during trial. Many of these claims involved complex medical issues and catastrophic injuries, resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. 

Ms. Pasha also has significant experience monitoring medical malpractice trials in Cook County, IL, a venue known for record-setting verdicts. During these high-stakes trials, her employers relied upon her daily evaluations and recommendations to determine whether cases should be taken to verdict or resolved through direct settlement or a high-low agreement.

As a claims professional, Ms. Pasha worked alongside top defense attorneys at the best defense firms in the city. These opportunities provided insight into how the most successful trial attorneys approach, analyze, and execute their cases. Similarly, Ms. Pasha learned a great deal about medicine and the complexities of malpractice cases directly from defendant doctors and nurses.

Through these professional experiences, Ms. Pasha gained significant insight and knowledge about the medical malpractice industry. Combined with her exceptional intuitive abilities and investigation skills, Ms. Pasha stands out as a uniquely qualified medical malpractice attorney and one who will maximize results for her clients. 

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