If you feel like you were a victim of medical malpractice, or that you did not receive proper care while in the hospital or other healthcare facilities, you have the right to file a lawsuit against your caregiver or the entire facility for medical malpractice. To do so, you are going to need:
- Evidence of medical malpractice
- Documents proving your injuries
- Any information that can help you prove that you were indeed a victim of medical malpractice
Whether you were given the wrong medicine, or the wrong dosage, or were hospitalized in the wrong wing of the hospital, or even neglected while in the hospital, you have the right to file for medical malpractice. Here are all the types of documents that you will need in order to file a medical malpractice claim.
Medical Condition Documents
To start with, your attorney will require evidence that you were misdiagnosed or injured by your medical provider. To prove that, you will need all of your medical records from your recent hospital visit/stay.
You should already have all of them as they are given to every patient upon leaving the hospital; however, if you are lacking any of the documents, you can always visit the hospital and ask for a copy of it. Documents that your attorney will need to speed up your claim is:
- Your prescription records
- Your medical records before the accident, during and after the accident
- Your mental health
- Other diagnostic records
Remember that you can receive all of these records on request. If you have any problems obtaining these records, call Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney and let him help you obtain him, as well as help you file a lawsuit.
Your Insurance Information
Besides your medical records, your attorney will also need to know how much you have paid for your coverage, for your out-of-pocket expenses, how much your insurance company has been billed and how much it has paid on your behalf. Also, lost time at work and lost wages should be included (consult with your employer to receive an accurate document showing all your lost time at work).
Provide your attorney with the following:
- Your insurance information (provider and coverage limits)
- Your bills (medical, insurance, other relevant bills)
- Paystubs from your job (proof or lost wages)
In addition, you could also be eligible to use for:
- Metan distress
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
By providing your attorney with all these documents, you improve your chance of securing the compensation for your injuries and everything that followed. Keep in mind that you should always supply your attorney with everything that could be relevant for your case, including:
- Any letters or other communication from your provider regarding your procedures
- Any instruction manuals related to devices which malfunctioned during use
The more you have, the better chances your attorneys have at securing your compensation. If you do not have an attorney, feel free to reach out to Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia and schedule a consultation today. You have no legal obligations, and an attorney will help you deal with your situation from a legal standpoint.