Collecting evidence for a medical malpractice claim with the help of your attorney is a critical step in building a strong legal claim. Medical malpractice cases are often complex, and the strength of your case can significantly affect its outcome. While your personal injury attorney can handle your case’s many obligations, they need your help when gathering certain pieces of information.
KJT Law Group has cultivated a reputation for supporting medical malpractice claimants. Through the years, we’ve recovered millions for our clients, and we’re eager to bring your case to a fair conclusion. Our personal injury lawyers can gather evidence, consult witnesses, and put you on the road to recovery.
How Your Lawyer Builds Your Medical Malpractice Case
With your help in collecting various types of evidence, your lawyer can:
Compile a Timeline
Your attorney will help you create a general timeline that outlines the sequence of events leading up to and following the alleged medical malpractice. This timeline could include appointment dates, hospitalizations, surgeries, testing, and any other treatments relevant to your substandard medical care.
Document Your Injuries or Illness
Your attorney will advise you to keep detailed records of any internal and external injuries, illnesses, and symptoms. Photos of visible injuries, infections, or scars can be strong evidence.
Your attorney can also help you obtain your medical records, which could include hospital charts, doctor’s notes, test results, X-rays, and MRI scans. These records are essential in demonstrating the standard of care you were owed versus what you actually received.
Collect Relevant Medical Bills and Receipts
Similar to medical records, you and your attorney will need to maintain records of your healthcare expenses, bills, and receipts related to your injuries or illnesses.
These records are crucial in determining the financial impact of your injuries or illnesses and calculating the compensation you may be entitled to. Additionally, keeping track of your medical expenses can help bolster your case by providing evidence of the financial burden you’ve sustained due to medical malpractice or negligence.
Identify and Consult With Expert Witnesses
Your medical malpractice attorney will consult with specialists in medicine and other relevant fields to examine your case. These experts can provide credible opinions on the standard of care, the cause of your injury or illness, and the severity of your condition(s).
Additionally, expert witnesses can help explain complex medical matters to the judge and jury, making it easier for them to understand the nature and extent of the alleged negligence or malpractice that occurred.
Your medical malpractice lawyer will ensure that steps are taken to preserve any physical evidence related to your case, such as surgical instruments or specimens. This may involve sending preservation letters to an involved healthcare provider or facility. These letters are crucial in preventing the destruction or manipulation of evidence that could be essential in proving your case.
Gather Witness Statements
There may be other witnesses to the alleged malpractice, medical errors, or its consequences. Your attorney can identify and obtain statements from any witnesses, including family members, friends, or other patients. You can help your attorney by putting them in touch with anyone who could substantiate various aspects of your personal injury claim.
Review Any Relevant Correspondence
You and your lawyer will need to gather any written communication, letters, emails, or other messages between you and healthcare providers, insurers, or others involved in your medical treatment. These documents can provide valuable evidence of any miscommunication, false statements, or negligence that may have occurred during your treatment.
Investigate Your Healthcare Provider(s)
Your attorney may perform a thorough investigation into your healthcare provider’s background or the facility involved in your care. This can help uncover any past incidents or complaints related to negligence or malpractice.
Everything You Share With Your Lawyer Remains Confidential
Don’t hold back when discussing the details related to your medical malpractice case. Even the smallest detail could demonstrate the at-fault party’s negligence and prove your right to damages. When you hire a personal injury lawyer from KJT Law Group, we keep everything you share confidential, protecting you from the other party’s retaliation.
We’re on your side during this challenging time. From the first day we take your case, we intend to hold the negligent party accountable for your damages.
Contact KJT Law Group for a Free Consultation
Medical malpractice cases are often challenging to navigate, requiring a deep understanding of both medical and legal principles. KJT Law Group can provide you with the guidance and support you want to pursue your claim. We always work toward the best possible outcome, whether that means filing a personal injury claim or representing you in court.