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Steps In Medical Malpractice Claim

If you suspect that you or your loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, there are many questions that you probably have. Questions regarding what to do when medical malpractice occurs and how you will receive compensation and justice that is deserved.

There is a general step-by-step process that occurs when an individual first contacts a medical malpractice lawyer. Below are the steps as explained by the lawyers at the Charles E. Boyk Law Office. We hope that by sharing the initial steps of a medical malpractice claim, we will help individuals get through the legal process much easier and without as many unanswered questions.

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  1. The Initial Phone Call

The first step of the medical malpractice legal process is to call a medical malpractice lawyer. You will speak with a lawyer about your experience, the medical malpractice that has occurred, and the lawyer will make an initial assessment of the case. If the lawyer believes that you have a legitimate medical malpractice claim, we will begin the legal process by requesting certain documents regarding your medical treatment. We will also set up a time to meet with you in person and further discuss your case.

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  1. The In-Person Meeting

Once you visit the medical malpractice lawyer’s office, you will begin to review paperwork that is related to your case. There are documents that will allow the law office to obtain medical records from the providers related to your injuries, as well as other records that will factor into your case, like employment records to determine your lost wages.

Our law office also makes it a point to get to know our clients when we meet them. We believe that a strong relationship with a client is very important. We also want to get to know the person our client is outside of their accident as this can further display how their life has been affected by their injuries.

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  1. Medical Records and Damages Analyses

After your initial meeting with the lawyer, they will begin to work on your case. The first step is obtaining all medical records from each medical provider that was seen or may have played a role in the medical malpractice that occurred. Our law office retains registered medical professionals to review the medical records of our clients and to verify that care received was below the standard of care. After all records are reviewed, our medical malpractice lawyers determine whether or not to go ahead with your case. We take these steps because our lawyers only handle cases that are 100% legitimate medical malpractice cases and a review of all medical records allows us to determine this.

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After the medical malpractice determines to handle your case, there are further steps to be taken, including obtaining the affidavit, the discovery process, and settlement negotiations.

If you think that you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, call our office at 800.637.8170. We also recommend ordering a free copy of The Ultimate Guide to Medical Malpractice Claims in Ohio to help guide you through the process. You can also find more information regarding medical malpractice claims in our blog.