The Necessary Medical DocumentsAuthor: Portner & Shure
If you believe that you have been injured by a medical professional, you may feel confused and overwhelmed by the legal process that lays before you. The first step to take is to call an experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorney. Reputable medical malpractice firms will give their clients a free consultation. In order to make the most of this free consultation, it is recommended that you have the following documents ready:
1) Medical Records: Your medical records is a complete documentation of all the treatments that you received by the medical professional. Your records will indicate any and all medications or procedures that were performed and any notes about your condition at the time of treatment. If you find that you have trouble obtaining these documents, an experienced attorney will be able to retrieve these documents on your behalf if you provide him with the names and addresses of the providers who cared for you.
2) Medical Bills: While you are receiving treatment, keep copies of every single bill or invoice that you receive. A complete compilation of these documents is needed to obtain the most compensation possible.
3) Prescription Information: If you take any medication during your treatment, it is essential that your attorney has this information, including the type of medication as well as the dosage.
4) Insurance Information: Please prepare a copy of your health or disability insurance policy and any other information related to your insurance coverage. These documents are important in helping your attorney assess the extent of your health insurance coverage.
5) Lost Wage Information: If you have needed to take time off of work in order to treat your injury or illness, a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney will be able to recover a portion of that loss for you. One way to show your lost wages is a record of your earnings before and after your injury. If you are unsure about obtaining this information, an experienced attorney will be able to retrieve them for you from your employer.
6) Miscellaneous: If you have any documentation that you find may be helpful to your case, keep it. Your Virginia medical malpractice lawyer will help you determine the importance of those documents. When in doubt, hold on to the document and let your attorney decide if it will be of any use.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed as the result of someone else's negligence and would like a free legal consultation or if you would like more information on medical malpractice, please feel free to contact one of our experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorneys at (855) 954-4141 or visit us online.