In an Alabama medical malpractice claim, the outcome of your suit will largely depend on the strength and credibility of your evidence. Unfortunately, putting together quality evidence in such cases can be complicated and tiresome if you do not understand your state’s medical malpractice laws and regulations.
Here are three crucial pieces of evidence that can help support your claim:
Your medical records
Your medical records are the most important evidence when proving a medical malpractice case. These include case notes from the physician who treated you, treatment plans, MRI and CT scans, surgical notes as well as pathology slides.
Is there a medical expert (or several) who can testify that your physician did not provide the expected standard of care? Is there an expert who can link your injury or suffering to acts of negligence on the part of the physician or hospital? Expert witnesses are commonly used in these kinds of claims because they can explain to the court what should have happened — and what the lack of proper care did to you.
Sometimes, expert witnesses will make reference to reputable medical literature to help prove negligence. The literature helps provide independent support for your position and your expert’s testimony.
Medical malpractice can have life-altering consequences. You have every right to expect fair compensation for your losses.