No one deserves to receive insufficient or questionable medical care. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals aren’t perfect, and they can still make mistakes like everyone else. Problems arise when errors happen because of negligence. If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for all damages.
Personal injury claims involving medical malpractice can be particularly complex, especially if you’ve never dealt with legal issues before. A mistake can prolong your suffering and stop you from receiving the money you deserve, which is why preparation is fundamental in this scenario. Following the right steps will improve your chances of winning.
Gather All Relevant Records
Evidence is needed for a strong claim, and your medical records are the key to success for malpractice claims. Understanding exactly what happened, the consequences of negligent behavior, and comparing these elements with how a professional with the same background in a similar situation would have operated can help move your case toward a quick resolution.
The amount of money spent to receive additional treatment is also an important component of your compensation. If you’ve received a psychological evaluation because of trauma and depression caused by a negatively impacted quality of life, your diagnosis will be considered an additional piece of evidence that will be especially important when calculating pain and suffering.
Speak with a Lawyer
Medical malpractice cases are particularly difficult to win without proper representation. They involve many factors that need to be proven before a settlement is even considered. Due to the nature of your injuries, expert testimony is critical, and obtaining it without an attorney’s support network can be stressful and expensive.
An experienced lawyer is also a skilled negotiator. They’ll be aware of your claim’s full value and will negotiate a settlement offer that will cover all expenses, not to mention that you’ll know from the beginning if compensation is worth pursuing. An attorney’s knowledge allows them to understand a case’s likely outcome and to resolve matters in a courtroom if necessary.
Know Your Claim’s Timeline
There’s nothing more important than being patient when dealing with legal issues, especially when medical malpractice is the culprit. In theory, quick compensation would be better, but it almost never is. Patients are often dealing with financial hardships, but proceeding without understanding how your injuries are going to affect the rest of your life can damage your pockets and your health.
Accepting a low settlement offer is far more damaging than waiting. Insurance adjusters are aware of this, and that’s why they immediately reach out with an offer, which you should never accept before speaking with an attorney. Settlement negotiations can take a while, but rest assured you’ll be rewarded once everything is over.
Reach Out for Guidance on a Medical Malpractice Claim
Preserving evidence and protecting your rights is not something you should do alone while dealing with serious health complications. At Baratta Law, LLC, we believe in justice and will do everything possible to provide our clients with the help they need. Our legal team is ready to answer all your questions.
Our goal is to build a strong claim, and the satisfaction of our clients is our number one priority. All that’s needed to get started is a call at 215-914-8132. You can also complete the online contact form below and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.