What to Consider

What to Consider if You Think You Have a Claim

Medical malpractice claims are some of the most difficult cases to litigate. The patient's medical records are the major evidence in the case. The doctor, hospital, or clinic has control of these records; and, although it is illegal to alter these records, there is often no way to know if they have been altered or not. Your medical records may not always reflect events the way you remember them. For this reason, it is very important for you to document as much as possible yourself. Be sure to keep notes, including names and dates, on conversations you have had with your medical providers. You should also document any expenses incurred and keep receipts for everything. In the event you decide to pursue a case, the more information you can provide your attorney, the better he or she will be able to represent you.

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