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What documents do you need for a medical malpractice lawsuit?

When it comes to a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are a lot of complicated issues on the table. The individual who is filing has been wronged, in his or her eyes, and it is up to this individual and his or her legal team to prove their allegations. So what can the individual do to help out his or her cause? What documents are necessary for a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Well, to begin, it all depends on the specifics of the case. For example, if your case involve mental health care, you will need the appropriate records from those mental health institutes and the related professionals at that institute. If the case involves a traditional doctor or a surgeon or a pediatrician or a pharmacist, you will need the documents related to those areas of medicine.

Now, with that said, you will obviously need your medical records for your attorney to examine. Any prescription medications that you were on or are on will be important, so those records are necessary as well. Any bills, invoices, and insurance information related to the incident, your insurer, and your policy are vital. In addition, if you have any documentation that can prove you lost wages as a result of the medical error you suffered, you should provide it.

You will also need to provide any documentation provided by the defendants that are relevant to your case, as well as any other extraneous forms or documents that pertain to your medical care and the incident in question.

Source: FindLaw, "Documents for Your Attorney: Illness & Hospitalization," Accessed June 3, 2015

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