What Information Should be Provided for Medical Malpractice?

malpracticeMedical doctors are almost always very good at identifying key medical problems and getting them resolved as quickly as possible. These doctors have studied for decades to perfect this art. In order to be a good doctor, one has to take all coursework very seriously. There have been far too many cases in which doctors may have misdiagnosed medical problems or even prescribed the wrong medication to their patients, therefore causing unwanted results, including serious injury and death.

What to Do if Affected by Medical Malpractice

When addressed in court, the person affected will likely need to confirm his or her personal information, including full name, any previous names, current residence address, and date of birth.

The affected person will also need to describe the acts of the medical doctor, including specific diagnosis, procedures, tests, and treatments claimed to have caused the injuries. He or she will need to provide the dates of such acts, name and address of each witness, name and address of each knowing individual, and location of hospital and other medical records reflecting such acts.

The person filing a medical malpractice claim will need to provide the name, author, publisher title, and date of publication of all medical texts used in reference to such acts by a practicing medical doctor. He or she will also need to identify rules, regulations, and bylaws of any professional group, association, or accrediting authority that can be used at trial to establish a standard of care owed by the medical doctor accused of malpractice.

What to Provide in Regard to Injuries

The affected person will need to provide the name and address of every attending and consulting doctor or healthcare professional involved in the incident. He or she will also need to provide the name and address of each person taking any tests, including x-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. The person will need to provide dates on which every person involved provided their service, the amount of bills for their service, and written reports.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness because of medical negligence, contact an Orland Park medical malpractice attorney. No one wants to go through the difficult process of losing a loved one to medical malpractice. If this has been the case, you are not alone. In fact, the skilled personal injury defense attorneys at James A. Payonk, Jr., P.C. are always on your side. Attorney James Payonk, Jr. has over 30 years of legal experience, with the vision of providing his clients with the most professional and efficient experience possible. If you or a loved one have been affected by medical malpractice, please call our office at (708) 633-6005 to get the assistance you deserve.



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