Studies have reported that New York State has one of the highest rates of medical malpractice lawsuits filed throughout the United States. But at the same time, additional studies show that a majority of these lawsuits are, unfortunately, won by medical professionals. Understandably so, you may want to do everything in your power to beat these odds. Read on to discover some tips for a potentially successful case and how a seasoned New York City medical malpractice attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can help you collect proof that improves your chances of a financial award.
What are tips that I should follow for a potentially successful medical malpractice case?
For one, it is recommended that you get a second opinion from a trusted medical professional. Doing so may just confirm your suspicions that you were made a victim of medical malpractice. For example, you may book an appointment with a trusted oncologist to verify that your cancer was left undiagnosed by your former oncologist. A doctor’s note and your medical test results may further establish that your cancer worsened or even turned terminal due to the delayed or missed diagnosis.
This leads to the next tip, which is to organize all pieces of proof relevant to your claim. Such proof may point to the negligent acts that led up to your medical malpractice incident, along with establishing which parties played a part in it. At the same time, such proof may be regarding the injuries and damages that you must suffer, now and in the future, as a direct result.
With all things considered, it should not even have to be mentioned that you should consult with a lawyer before filing your claim. This is because, while this may be your first time dealing with a lawsuit, a lawyer has likely represented an innumerable amount of clients in cases just like yours. A lawyer may do nothing less than jumpstart your preparedness for the legal proceedings that lie ahead.
What proof do I need to strengthen my chances of a successful medical malpractice case?
As already mentioned above…But this point cannot be said enough, as fulfilling your burden of proof is your primary responsibility as the plaintiff of a medical malpractice case. Without further ado, to strengthen your chances of success, it is in your best interest to collect the following pieces of proof:
- Receipts of any interaction you had with the negligent medical professional in question (i.e., dates, times, and locations of your scheduled appointments).
- Receipts of any medical test results or bills you received from your scheduled appointments with the negligent medical professional in question.
- Copies of the prescriptions that the negligent medical professional in question wrote out for you.
- Photos of the injuries and damages you sustained from the medical professional in question.
In conclusion, you require the services of a competent New York City medical malpractice attorney. So please schedule a free initial consultation with us at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. today.