How To Maximize Your Potential Medical Malpractice Compensation

If you've been treated by a doctor who has been negligent and has caused mental anguish or physical pain, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. It's a good idea to hire an attorney who has experience with medical malpractice cases so they can represent you when negotiating with the insurance adjuster and opposing lawyers to make sure that you're fairly compensated. There are a few things you can do to support your lawyer and help maximize your potential medical malpractice compensation – consider implementing one or more of the following tips and tricks:

Take Plenty of Pictures

If the negligence you experienced in the hands of your doctor has resulted in physical injuries, it is a good idea to take ongoing pictures of your injuries as they heal to help prove your case. Your photos will provide your lawyer with visual proof of your injuries that can be used as evidence in your representation.

The photos will also help prove how long it actually takes your injuries to heal, which will likely be considered when determining the amount of compensation you should be awarded. Take initial photos as soon as possible after your injuries occur, and then once a week or so thereafter until they completely heal. Have copies of the pictures made so you can give a set to your lawyer and keep the originals for your own records.

Document Your Daily Progress

You may also find it helpful to keep a daily diary to document your progress as you heal from your pain and suffering. Provide your lawyer with detailed insight into your physical and mental challenges that stem from medical negligence by spending a little time each evening documenting information such as:

  • Your physical and mental feelings for the day overall.

  • The type and amount of medication you had to take during the day.

  • Any medical, physical therapy, or counseling appointments you attended.

  • An outline of your injuries and how well or poorly they are healing.

It's also important to document lost work and wages within you diary when possible. Use a notebook to document your daily progress and have the pages copied once a week so you can submit them to your lawyer.

Making use of the tips and tricks outlined here should ensure that your injury lawyer is well supported so they can optimize your potential medical malpractice compensation quickly and fairly.