How can I prove a medical malpractice claim?

After you are hospitalized for an injury, what kinds of documents do you need to give to your attorney to prove the claims about your injuries? Will you need to provide documents to the court to show your wounds or simply show receipts and data related to your injuries?

These are important questions for you if you’re going to court over a wrongful death or personal injury case. There’s a lot of information you can provide to your attorney, but the most obvious and helpful information comes from looking at you directly. If you’re claiming you have a serious injury that still affects you today, how can you show the injury in person or in photos?

In today’s world, it’s much easier to show how an injury affects you. You may have videos of time at rehabilitation or photos of your surgeries or wounds. Besides this kind of information, you’ll need to provide medical records, mental health records, and prescription medication information to your attorney.

Do you have insurance? What did it cover the costs of? This is vital information to provide to your attorney as well. Provide evidence of your hospital bills, as these can be shown as evidence in court or to those working out a settlement with your legal team.

Another thing you’ll want to show is how your wages have been affected. How how long you’ve been off work, how much money you would have made, and any other related information. You may need to provide pay stubs or tax records for this purpose.

With all the right documents in place, you’ll be able to prove your case much easier, showing your injuries and how they’ve affected you. With enough leverage and information, you should be able to know and expect an amount of compensation that will be suitable for your case.

Source: FindLaw, “Documents for Your Attorney: Illness & Hospitalization,” accessed Oct. 13, 2015