What Evidence Do You Need to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

by NPHM | August 10th, 2020

Medical malpractice can result in innocent people suffering serious injuries and illnesses that can affect them for the rest of their lives through accidents or mistakes caused by the medical professionals who are supposed to be treating them. In virtually any other scenario, this would be a no-brainer when it comes to deserving, and getting, significant compensation. But doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are often well protected against medical malpractice claims.

The burden of proof for these types of claims is significant, and it all falls on the victims. And because most victims have suffered profoundly after these incidents and are unable to pursue claims on their own, healthcare providers and facilities often skate by with little to no consequences. However, when victims get lawyers on their side who know what evidence to collect and how to present it, the playing field becomes much more even.

We’ll Handle the Evidence Collection and Claim Building on Your Behalf

At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, we aren’t afraid of taking on even the biggest hospitals in Ohio when they harm our clients. We do so with the confidence that comes from knowing we can prove that carelessness, recklessness, and ultimately, negligence caused our clients to suffer at the hands of healthcare professionals who were supposed to help.

That confidence comes from our ability to collect the necessary evidence, which includes:

  • Proof that a doctor/patient relationship existed—First, we must prove our clients were in the care of the doctors, surgeons, or other providers who harmed them. This can be as simple as collecting medical records and correspondence between both parties.
  • Proof that provided care was negligent—Next, we prove that healthcare providers failed to live up to their duties when administering care. This can be more difficult, and it may require witness statements or even expert testimony from other medical professionals.
  • Proof that a poor health outcome happened because of negligence—When patients experience worsening of their health after a procedure or treatment, it’s our job to prove that it was caused by malpractice. Again, consulting medical records and even expert opinions can help establish this.
  • Proof that the patient suffered damages—Medical malpractice can cause victims to suffer physically, financially, and emotionally. They may need revision surgeries and prolonged hospitals stays, and they may become disabled or suffer chronic pain. We find out all the ways our clients were harmed and include it when building their claims.
  • Proof of all elements—In addition to proving the above individually, we also must prove that medical malpractice occurred and resulted in damages from a comprehensive standpoint. This can be especially challenging for victims without legal representation, as they must argue their cases in front of skeptical hospital representatives, insurance companies, and even judges and juries.

You’ve Been Through Enough. Let Us Help While You Get Better.

Being harmed by a healthcare provider or facility that was supposed to treat your condition, ease your symptoms, and make you feel better is devastating. And if you’re like many victims of medical malpractice, you may need weeks or months to recover. The last thing you want to do is deal with an uncooperative hospital or clinic, especially when the odds of success are stacked against you.

Our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers are here to help during this difficult time. We have decades of experience building medical malpractice claims for innocent victims, and we know what it takes to win. Our evidence-based approach leaves no room for doubt when it comes to determining fault and whether malpractice actually occurred.

Don’t risk being a victim twice. Contact us today for a free consultation and to maximize your chances of getting the money you’re owed.