6 Tips to help you get the most out of your medical malpractice claim
You’re no doctor – however, that doesn’t stop you from knowing that you may feel worse after just visiting a doctor. Something just doesn’t feel right. And the reason may very well be because the medical professional you have visited may not have done the best work possible, i.e negligence.
This is quite common; medical malpractice. If you have been injured or have been suffering from severe pain after seeing a physician or medical professional you may very well be able to file a medical malpractice claim.
In filing a claim it would be most beneficial for you to hire a medical malpractice experts witness to better help assist you in your filing claims endeavors. The legal process can be a trying ordeal. To make this process as simple as possible we have taken the liberty to compile a list of 6 tips to help you find the best medical expert witness along with tips that you should follow to get the most from your claim.
#1 Seek Immediate Medical Help
Starting out, this may sound very simple. But the quicker you get a diagnosis of a health issue/or injury you may be suffering from the better.
# 2 Document Your Injuries Before and After a Doctor’s Visit
It is essential and beneficial for you to write down the pain and the injury you may have sustained after visiting a doctor. Journaling your symptoms will be a tremendous asset to you later on during the whole claiming process.
The evidence you will have, and present is crucial and perhaps one of the primary means in which you will earn more and get more out of your claim.
# 3 Video and Photos
Much like the previous tip – showing photos of the scar or injury you may have sustained after the doctor visit will be invaluable evidence in your claiming process. Furthermore, having recorded videos will be of the utmost assistance to you.
Not to beat the same horse, but having evidence is “invaluable.” In a process such as medical claims, it is salient to be able to prove that the doctor/medical professional showed signs of negligence.
Failing to do so could prove to be a great harm to you during the claiming process, as you will soon discover.
# 4 Hire a medical expert witness
This tip is critical in your claiming process. A medical expert witness will be able to diagnose your symptoms objectively. This tip is especially salient as you get a person who will be able to justifiably and honestly verify that what you have written, recorded and filed as negligence on your doctor/medical professional has all been true.
In legal matters such as this, it’s about what you can prove that counts. The more evidence, as well as having objectively viable sources, that back up your evidence makes your claim that much easier to win.
# 5 Attend All Legal Appointments
It is important to be prompt and to be diligent in attending all legal appointments.
# 6 Beware of Surveillance and P.I’s (Private Investigation)
The legal battlefield is like any battlefield. Deception and trickery is the way to win. Keep this tidbit in mind – not that you have to fake your injury, but know that there will be P.I’s out there trying to find reasons to make your claim seem like a hoax.
Any evidence that you may have been faking will be of great assistance to them later on in the climbing process and they could very much “counter-sue” you for defamation of their medical practice.
The legal battlefield is a very dangerous warfare, therefore it is incumbent upon you to gather as much information and evidence that you can collect to come out on top in the end.