What evidence is needed in a medical malpractice case? When you believe that a doctor or other medical professional’s negligence has left you injured, you need to consult with an Arizona medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. This is not only so that you can protect yourself within the statute of limitations for filing a claim, but speaking to an attorney sooner rather than later can give you a roadmap for what to expect and it is also the best chance for preserving all evidence that could be used in your future claim. There are two primary types of evidence that may be critical in a medical malpractice claim.

Medical Records

Your medical records alone can tell you a significant amount about your condition before the incident of medical malpractice occurred as well as the issues you have faced after a doctor or other medical professional has behaved recklessly. Your medical records help to illustrate the story of how your injuries have impacted your everyday life as well and frequently form the cornerstone of an Arizona medical malpractice claim.

Once you’ve been injured in a claim, you will need to get a second opinion and document all your treatments as this can be important for your case.

Statements from Expert Witnesses

Your Arizona medical malpractice attorney may decide to work with expert witnesses in the field of medicine to help to support the depth of your injuries. A doctor or hospital’s attorneys may reply by arguing that your injuries are not as serious as you alleged and having evidence in the form of an expert witness who backs up your claim can be crucially important for demonstrating the depth of your injuries.

Depending on your case, the use of expert witnesses may not be necessary. Regardless, it’s a good idea to speak with your attorney about how expert witnesses may be used to craft a compelling case.

What Now?

Consulting with an Arizona medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after you have sustained an injury can be vitally important for putting together a claim. Many other kinds of evidence may come into play depending on the type of incident that happened. It is very important that you craft a scientific claim to support your allegations that a medical professional’s recklessness has significantly impacted your life. The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to approach a claim. During this challenging time, you need the advice of an experienced Arizona medical malpractice attorney.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding What Evidence Is Needed in a Medical Malpractice Case?, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at  480.461.5335,  log on to udallshumway.com,  or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.