As we have discussed before in blogs about medical malpractice lawsuits, you must prove the following four things; The doctor officially treated the patient, the doctor was negligent, the doctor’s negligence caused the injury and the injury must have led to certain damages.
In order to prove these things, you are going to need as much documentation supporting your claim as possible. Give yourself the best chance of winning your case, ensure you have multiple copies of the following:
Your Medical Records
Medical records provide valuable insight into your history, what procedures were performed and which doctors were involved. An attorney who is experienced with medical malpractice cases will be able to spot missed steps, oversights and mistakes. Notes left by doctors and nurses in these documents may sometimes even prove fault.
In addition, ensure that you have your prescription medication record on hand. Sometimes the error doesn’t happen during the procedure, it is committed in the treatment afterwards. Improper medications or prescriptions with the wrong doses can be extremely dangerous and therefore counts as medical malpractice.
Your Medical Bills
You can be reimbursed for the out-of-pocket cost that your insurance did not cover. By holding on to each invoice, your attorney will be able to accurately calculate what you are owed for these costs.
Your Insurance Information
Insurance info is important for the simple fact that it will prove if you were improperly denied treatments that are covered by your insurance or incorrectly billed for treatments that you did not need.
Your Pay Stubs or Other Evidence of Lost Income
If you are the injured party and are unable to work due to medical complications caused by a medical professional’s negligence, provide evidence of the amount of money you are not receiving as a result. By providing pay stubs for the past few months, you will be able to prove the frequency at which you were paid and the amount you earned.
If you are pursuing a wrongful death case, which can be similar to a medical malpractice cases, provide payment information of the deceased loved one in question. If you are financially dependant upon this person, you may be entitled to compensation based off of their income.
Contact Your Ballantyne Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you believe you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, give Thomas D. Bumgardner a call. Bumgardner has years of experience representing clients in North Carolina in medical malpractice lawsuits.
For your free consultation, please call (704) 887-4981.