When you begin working with a medical malpractice attorney, there are numerous documents that you’ll need to share. You will want to start gathering all pertinent information and storing it in a file folder for safekeeping. Bring the folder with you to your initial meeting with your lawyer. The receptionist can make a copy of paperwork for your client file so that the lawyer can have easy access to it for reference.
What to Bring to Your Meeting with a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Any and all information regarding your doctor, your injury/illness, and the circumstances that led up to the medical mistake should be included in your file.
Below are a few of the items you want to collect. Your attorney can give you a more thorough list.
- A copy of your medical file (You can request this from you doctor’s office, or your attorney can have you sign a release form so he/she can obtain the file directly)
- All of your medical and rehabilitation bills and receipts
- A list of all of the doctors and specialists you have seen about your condition
- Doctors’ notes, prognoses, and second opinions
- Bills and receipts for all of the expenses related to your injury, from transportation costs for your medical appointments, to prescriptions
- An injury journal (This should have your daily thoughts about your injury/illness, your pain level, treatments that work and don’t work, and how the injury is affecting your life)
- Your insurance policy
- Proof of your pre-injury wages
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