How You Can Find Legal Help for Your Medical Malpractice Case

Finding qualified and experienced legal representation to help you through the process of fighting a medical malpractice case can be difficult. Often, these cases are difficult to litigate, because they require a high standard of evidence to find a healthcare provider negligent – which can make it significantly more difficult to find an attorney who will take your case. By following these guidelines, you can give yourself a better chance at success by providing attorneys with everything they’ll need to evaluate your case and determine your chances for success in court.

What Does an Attorney Need to Know?

An attorney will want to know as much information about your case as possible, including the initial cause of your injuries, what treatment you received, and what you believe went wrong. Thankfully, access to your medical details is less difficult than in the past with the widespread use of online client portals for medical care. If you’re able to access medical records via an online portal, providing your attorney access to that information or providing them copies of the records will go a long way in allowing them to evaluate your case. No attorney can help you without being able to review your medical records. This can also save you plenty of time and money in costs. Instead of having an attorney file a record request to gain access to your information or waiting on the hospital to send you a copy, you’re able to get access to the records for free and in a timely manner. 

The cost savings don’t stop there, though. The ability to quickly access records also saves an attorney time and money, which means that they’re more likely to say “yes” to your case. 

Getting a Second Opinion

Attorneys aren’t doctors, and neither are judges or juries. The most valuable piece of evidence in a medical malpractice case is the opinion of another healthcare professional, and as such, your attorney may suggest that you go get a second opinion. This can be very valuable to your case, as another professional may be able to point out in what ways another healthcare provider acted negligently. You should ask your secondary doctor if they believe anything was done wrong which led to your injury. If it’s believed that your healthcare provider did act in negligence, then you likely have a case. It’s more than likely that your attorney will call in another healthcare professional (an expert) to testify in your case, and give reasons why they believe your original doctor acted negligently. With any luck, you’ll be on the road to a successful medical malpractice case. 

For assistance in your medical malpractice case or a variety of other legal issues in personal injury and employment law, Contact Carla D. Aikens, P.L.C. today.

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