Evidence you will need for medical malpractice claims

Your journey through injury and recovery has been difficult, and you deserve compensation. According to Spotlight PA, the Supreme Court will soon allow medical malpractice trials in any venue in the state. This aspect may make it easier for plaintiffs to win.

Unfortunately, it is not enough to claim injury and have proof that it occurred. You need hard evidence that reveals the bad actor’s fault. Here are some examples of what suffices.

1.  Medical records

This is the most important timeline of what happened. Comprehensive medical records will include your condition before the injury, why they treated you and what resulted after your treatment. If there are date stamps that show your condition aligning with external proof of when the injury occurred, you have a better chance of winning the case.

2. Correspondence (with dates)

The dates and times of when you reported the mistake to the wrongdoer are crucial. A judge or opposing attorney will throw out any injury documentation of treatment that occurred before the alleged incident. They will also call into question any documents without dates or names.

3. Proof of negligence

Your case turns on the quality of this evidence. In order to prove that the medical employee was negligent, you will need evidence of your relationship with the medical provider, your sworn testimony and the employee’s personnel records. You cannot access all of these by yourself. You may need a subpoena for some of them. If you know of anyone else who the medical provider injured, ask them to submit a statement as well. Use anything credible that leads a judge or jury to conclude that the doctor or nurse was at fault.