How To Document Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice scenario is typically complicated and confusing. If you were injured through a surgical error, you may find it difficult or impossible to remember what happened before, during and immediately after the operation. However, reconstructing what happened will be critical to developing a legal case for compensation. A free initial consultation with a lawyer can help determine whether you likely have a case. Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., can guide you in ways to document the facts.

In the aftermath of surgery, as you realize that something went wrong, you can easily become overwhelmed with the task of keeping track of who said what and when. A cloudy memory is to be expected regarding the chronology of your surgery and recovery. Taking notes (or audio notes through your cellphone) and keeping paper records can prepare you to testify with confidence.

We Can Help You Document Your Case And Maximize Opportunities For A Good Outcome

No matter how difficult it is to keep track of the facts of your medical malpractice case, it is very important to do just that. Without credible, intelligible documentation, you will be at a disadvantage as you prepare to file a medical malpractice claim. Work closely with a medical malpractice attorney from the beginning for best results. Collaborating with an experienced advocate is the best way to be sure you don't forget something important.

If a medical malpractice lawyer at Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., represents you after an emergency room incident or a misdiagnosis, we can alleviate you of many details and worries. Our attorneys representing victims of medical malpractice can assist you in devising a log and an organizational system for invoices and receipts, and staying up-to-date with these vital records. Your lawyer can also help ensure that any notes you take in a journal will help rather than harm your legal case.

Here are examples of useful information to include in your day-to-day medical care log:

  • Medical bills
  • Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Records of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
  • Mileage records for yourself and family caregivers as you and they drive to and from medical appointments
  • Photos

Please call 203-800-7343 or email Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., in New Haven, Connecticut, if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim. If you decide to work with us, we can guide you further on how to document medical treatment and other important details related to your case.

Our medical malpractice team:

Steven J. Errante

Marisa A. Bellair