If you have been injured through a medical provider's negligence, you may have a case to sue them for your injuries. The only way for you to find out if you have a case is to go to an attorney working in medical malpractice law. They will be able to talk to you, evaluate your case, and tell you what they think they can do for you. If you are going to do that, you need to make sure that you have as much information and documentation to give to the attorney as possible. The more information they have, the better they are going to be able to help you. So, what kind of information should you take with you to any meeting with a potential medical malpractice lawyer?
Names of Medical Professionals
You want to make sure you take with you a list of all the names and contact information of all the medical professionals who have taken care of you because of the incident you are interested in suing for. The attorney may need to contact them if they take your case. If the attorney does take your case, you will have to sign a release for the medical professional to talk to the attorney and give them any information. Otherwise, the medical professional won't be able to answer the questions or give your attorney any information about your health or your case in general.
You also want to make sure that you take a copy of all your insurance information. That means what your policy generally covers as well as any payments that your insurance company has had to pay out because of the precipitating incident. Your insurance records will also show what treatments you've had. If the attorney takes your case, they can look at that information and take it to their own medical expert and see what they think of the information that you get from your insurance company. Without your full medical records, the consulting doctor may not be able to tell your attorney everything. Still, just the insurance records should give the medical expert a clue as to your condition.
If you have been injured due to a medical professional's negligence, you may have a medical malpractice case. You will need to find an attorney who can evaluate your case and tell if they think you have a case and your odds.