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FAQs about evidence in medical malpractice claims

Medical malpractice claims require evidence to prove injury and who was responsible. Without evidence, it is their word versus yours. A jury needs detailed evidence showing what happened to rule in your favor. That makes evidence very important.

However, you might not know what evidence counts in this situation. In sum, any information helps the jury reach a decision. Ideally, that is anything that encourages them to rule in your favor. It will also include anything related to your injury from before, during and after treatment. Here is some more information about the evidence used in these claims.

What type of evidence can you use?

You could use an abundance of evidence in your case, from insurance claims to personal testimonies. However, there are a few that stand out from the rest. The most common types of evidence are:

  • Evidence of an injury
  • Medical records
  • Hospital records
  • Healthcare regulations
  • Testimonies

Keep in mind that evidence is not limited to this, and there are plenty more options.

How would you use it to prove mistakes?

To convince the jury that you are the victim of a mistake, you must prove several other things first. That includes establishing that the doctor owed you a duty of care, they deviated from reasonable care, that caused your injury and your injury caused you damages and losses.

Medical malpractice claims are complex. They demand a lot of different types of evidence to convince a jury to side with the victim. So start gathering these today to ensure your case is adequately covered.