Sunday, November 26, 2006

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case? – Here’s an Important Tip

http://www.linksnoop.com/more/46550/Do-You-Have-a-Medical-Malpractice-Case--Heres-an-Important-Tip/

From the article ...

If you are serious about taking a medical malpractice case before a jury, be sure that you have written documentation for evidence. The more evidence that you document, the more credible your claim appears to the jury. This is a simple step and all that is required is writing down what happens as the patient is receiving medical attention. This type of “journal” has many benefits. The first one, as stated above, makes the patient’s version of events and the overall case appear more credible to the jury or judge. It also helps prevent possible errors, even if the medical malpractice claim is not being contemplated. One example of documentation could be if a nurse or physician forgets to treat a patient with a certain dose of medication. The patient’s family might then remind the medical staff, so that the patient does not suffer as a result of the poor medication management. Afterwards the family should then document the times and dosages of medicine administered to the patient. This helps prevent another medication mishap, and to avoid an overdose if it had not been documented by a nurse. When documenting the events, be sure to portray your actions as helpful and understanding. If you act as if you are threatening and second guessing, it may hurt your overall case because the defense lawyer will argue that you were building a case against them from the beginning. In addition, documenting the events not only means to keep a written journal of what’s happening, but one should also be actively inquiring the nurse or physician about important events so that they can be charted accordingly. This is important as many times a nurse will forget to write vital information or events in their chart, because of a busy schedule or patient overload. Active documentation on your part will help remind them of these events. In fact, often times the nurse will make more effort to chart the events more timely and accurately, since they know that someone is making their own records simultaneously. In all actuality, most health care professionals don’t mind it when someone is keeping a journal to be helpful. Just be sure to stay calm and not act as if you are constantly interrogating the health care providers as this will insult them. The best way to document is in a quiet manner, gently asking important questions. Most physicians appreciate someone who has the patient’s best interest in mind. If your looking for a medical malpractice lawyer or need a medical malpractice lawyer , please visit our site. If you live in or around Pennsylvania you may also visit our site on Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyers

9 Comments:

At 2:34 AM, Blogger Duffy said...

Thanks for sharing this post. If anyone in your family are victims of medical malpractice, you should contact malpractice lawyer.

 
At 4:09 AM, Anonymous arizona medical malpractice lawyer said...

Very great! At least if a case like this happened to me me and my arizona medical malpractice lawyer will know what to do as you have shown me great tips. Thanks a lot and I appreciate it so much! Have a nice day and will be waiting for your great posts soon. Thanks a lot!

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger Rachel Booth said...

In addition to that, it is also important that you seek a legal advice from a medical negligence solicitors, ask the important details on how to win your ask..

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Claudia Rosenburg said...

This is a really important tip because in some states you have to file and affadavit of merit ahead of time. That means you have to prove that your claim has merit in order to even start the process of filing a lawsuit. You should definitely contact a medical malpractice attorney to help in every step of a claim. They would be able to help you file an affadavit if you need to, and they would know if you have enough evidence for a successful case.
Claudia Rosenburg | http://www.goldbergkatzman.com

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Ted Smith said...

I agree that you need written documentation for evidence. In fact, in any court case you would want as much evidence as you can get. It will really help your case, especially in a malpractice case.

http://davidsonlawcenter.com/personal-injury.html

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger Ronald Anthony said...

Nice post. This blog is just excellent with all the super lines. Its very best to have a skilled lawyer during the malpractice case. Thanks to sharing it...

Medical Malpractice Lawyers New York

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Susan Hirst said...

Thank you for this advice. My friend believes that she has a case for medical malpractice. I'll have to ask her if she documented everything while her father was being treated. She's the type of person to document everything, so that shouldn't be a problem. Hopefully, she will find a good lawyer to take the case.

Susan Hirst | http://www.bandzlaw.com/medical_malpractice_lawyers_va_nc.html

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Victor Schingo Jr. said...

What good is documentation and evidence when you live in New York with a 2 1/2 year statue of limitations? During that 2 1/2 years, not 1 plastic surgeon would even consider seeing me. I was exhausted over this since I went through 20 within 3 adjacent states over that 2 1/2 time frame. Also went through 4 medical malpractice attorneys as well. You people make me sick to death for what I have been through!

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Kannan Subramanian said...

Really useful article about medical malpractice lawyer

 

Post a Comment

<< Home