After you or a loved one was injured by a medical professional, you may feel overwhelmed by the situation. If you are considering filing a medical malpractice case, the idea of beginning the process could be adding stress to the already tense situation. But meeting with a medical malpractice attorney should be a positive experience. To help you feel comfortable with making that first step, here are some documents we recommend bringing to your first medical malpractice case consultation.
When you leave a hospital or medical facility, you receive medical documents either in person or online that detail everything administered or performed during your visit. These documents contain important notes about you as a patient from the various staff that treated you for your illness or injury. However, sometimes that doesn’t happen, and the records are not administered properly. In that case, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help track down the medical records for you to make sure there are no discrepancies.
Make sure to always keep your medical bills and related financial paperwork on file after being treated at any medical facility. These are extremely valuable pieces of evidence that can be used later in determining how much financial loss you had as compared to an average, satisfied patient. In addition, medical bills can verify administered medication or treatment costs as a second source.
Normally, doctors send prescription information directly to your pharmacy of choice for pickup. It is possible to obtain this information from the pharmacy itself. Make sure to bring a copy of the medication(s) you were prescribed, as well as the dosage. Both are essential in determining a medical malpractice case.
Health Insurance Records
Insurance coverage is important in determining if you were overcharged for something or if you were prescribed an unnecessary medication that insurance didn’t cover. Medical insurance is also helpful in verifying records.
Lost Wages/Time Off Records
If you needed to take unwanted time off from your occupation due to your medical malpractice caused injury, bring any record of the dates and reason why you took time off. This is evidence that can help support the “pain & suffering” claim.
Anything You Think is Helpful
If you have access to any other documents you think might help, bring them to your consultation. Even if they are not viable to be used in the case, they still may be useful in information gathering or the verifying process.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.