The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA.org) states “medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management”.
While medical malpractice is an ugly experience, fortunately, you don’t have to go through this alone. There is help. There is a lot of information on the Internet, but you have to make sure to seek out accurate legal assistance for your situation. Any due diligence on your part may help you become familiar with what is expected.
There are many forms and documents you will have to provide over the course of your case. Being more in tune with each form may help to make the unfamiliar a little easier to process.
Here is a general checklist of the basic documents you should have close at hand. These will just strengthen your case when presenting to your chosen legal counsel. Keep in mind this is a guide and that required documents may vary from state to state, case by case.
Malpractice Documents to Gather
Medical Records – These are the most important of all documents, as you will need to prove the extent of your injury; all the who, why, what, and when questions should be answered here.
Prescription Medicine Record – Malpractice could have happened through improper prescribing of medicines after a hospital stay, so lists of your medicines is crucial.
Insurance Information – Your insurance documents will help establish your costs and damages during the case, possibly showing how you were improperly denied or billed.
All Bills Pertaining to Case – Keep track of all bills relating to the case for impending monetary damages.
Evidence of Lost Wages – Lost wages from your place of employment can sometimes be awarded, with proof as well as damages.
We all know legal documents can be difficult to understand. Most documents are very foreign and can be downright stressful to try and parse. Getting with the right professional legal counsel will make all the difference in this regard. When a need arises, call on the law office of Ward T. Berg, P.A. today.