What Documentation is Needed in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

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Which documents do you need to gather before filing a medical malpractice claim?

If you are planning to file a medical malpractice claim, prepare well for the initial consultation with your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney. You will need to provide all relevant information to your attorney to help prepare and litigate your case. Here is a list of documents that you need to collect and provide to the attorney.

Medical Records

Medical records can be used to demonstrate medical negligence. For example, if you were operated on the wrong site, then your medical records should contain complete information about the date and time of surgery, name, and details of the healthcare provider, site of surgery, procedures followed, and other relevant details. If you have difficulty obtaining your medical records, request your medical malpractice lawyer to get the copies on your behalf.

Prescription Medications

Provide your attorney with the names of all prescription medications and their dosages that you have been on.

Insurance Information

Provide a copy of your medical and disability insurance policy or certificate of coverage.

Hospital Bills and Invoices

Keep copies of your healthcare provider or hospital bills. If you have medical insurance, the insurer may have paid a percentage of your hospital bills. The attorney will need to know how much were you charged for the treatment and medical care.

Proof of Lost Wages

If you lost time from work because of your illness or hospitalization, then you may be entitled to recover some of the financial loss. To prove that you suffered wage loss as a result of medical malpractice, your attorney will need some documentary evidence such as your pay stubs or wage records.

Other Documents Relating To Your Medical Malpractice Claim

There are other types of documents that may prove useful as far as your medical malpractice claim is concerned. Any document that you receive from the defendant or attorney should be forwarded to your lawyer. Similarly, any other document that may strengthen or have a bearing on your case should be preserved and provided to the attorney.

Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, contact our legal team right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.

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