If you believe that you suffered injuries as a direct result of medical malpractice, the first thing you should do is consult with a lawyer. A lot of medical malpractice lawyers offer free consultations for those who believe they have a claim. It is important to consult with a lawyer before filing a claim because you want to ensure that you have enough evidence for a successful claim. Here is what you need to bring for a medical malpractice consultation.
Whether you need to put it in writing or have the details memorized, it is important to be prepared to tell your lawyer every single thing that happened on the day of the incident. The more details you can provide, the more information the lawyer has to work with.
Health Care Providers
Typically, victims of medical malpractice have seen a variety of different health care providers. It is important to make a list of every single health care provider you have seen because lawyers will need to request records from each and every one of them.
Medical Treatment Summary
The next thing you want to bring with you to your medical malpractice consultation is a brief summary of any relevant medical treatments you received. A good rule of thumb is to keep it only a couple of pages long. You want to include when your condition first came up, what doctor(s) you saw, what happened when you saw them, what you think the doctor did wrong, and what doctor you saw to fix the problem.
The more official documentation you have, the better your claim will be. This includes any pictures you may have taken of your injuries or worsened conditions. You also want to bring all medical records and letters that you have from your doctor, contact and policy information for your health insurance, and any documentation of communication between you and your insurer regarding the claim. Bringing medical bills and proof of lost earnings helps to prove that there were lost damages.
Filing a medical malpractice claim can be complex and confusing, so you want to come prepared with any questions that you may have so that you don’t forget anything during the consultation. A medical malpractice consultation is also an interview for the lawyer and you want to make sure they are the right pick for you. You want to ask questions about past cases, longevity in the field, success rates, and the strengths and weaknesses of your claim.
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