Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Malpractice Cases

Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Malpractice Cases

Do Gather All Your Medical Records

Your medical records are crucial to proving that you were the victim of medical malpractice. Your medical malpractice lawyer in Baltimore, MD, at Greenberg Law Offices has a stable of expert witnesses who can evaluate your medical records and determine whether a breach of the standard of care occurred, leading to your injury, illness or infirmity.

Do Locate the Last Five Years’ Income Tax Records

If you want to recover damages for lost wages, you need evidence showing what the wages were that you’ve lost. Your last five years of income tax records will clearly demonstrate the exact numbers for your claim. Greenberg Law Offices would advise you to bring all the supporting documents you can to your first appointment with a medical malpractice lawyer in Baltimore, MD.

Do Gather Family Photos and Videos

Family photographs and videos can show what your life used to be like, before the malpractice happened. You can compare and contrast the differences to prove pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. 

Don’t Blog, Email, or Post on Social Media

It’s incredibly easy to slip up and say something innocuous like “I’m doing okay” or “I’m fine” when you’re blogging, emailing, or posting on social media. Insurance companies will stalk you, both in real life and online, to see if you’re really as injured from their client’s negligence or recklessness as you say you are. They’ll take your statements of being okay or fine and use them against you in negotiations with your medical malpractice lawyer in Baltimore, MD, or in court.

Don’t Miss Any Doctor’s Appointments

If you miss any scheduled doctor’s appointments to treat your injuries or infirmities after medical malpractice takes place, insurance companies can construe that to mean that you’re not in as bad of shape as you’re claiming. If you miss appointments, to their minds it means you’re doing well enough that you don’t need continued medical care, and will use that against you in negotiations.

Don’t Wait to Contact a Lawyer

You should contact a lawyer as soon as is practical after medical malpractice impacts your life. There’s a statute of limitations indicating how long you have to file a lawsuit — in Maryland, it’s three years. Also, people’s memories fade with time. The nurse who gave you the wrong medication has dozens of patients on any given day; she may have no idea who you are after a week or a month.

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