What Type of Evidence Do I Need for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Ohio? April 27, 2012.
A medical malpractice claim requires several types of evidence.
You may be able to prove your case to the court if you can confirm all of the following:
- there was an established doctor-patient relationship;
- the medical professional caused a breach of duty by not adhering to the standard of care;
- the medical negligence caused injury or death to the patient; and
- the medical negligence caused the patient to suffer damages.
You must be able to prove that the injuries or damages to the patient were directly caused by the medical professional’s negligence. You will also need a medical professional in the same field to testify that the defendant was negligent in his conduct. This is so the jury can see how a medical professional in the field should act in a certain situation.
A medical malpractice attorney can review your case with you and inform you of the types of evidence that will be beneficial for your individual case, such as:
- medical records;
- doctor’s notes;
- nurse’s notes;
- incident reports; and
- witness testimony.
Attorneys are skilled at finding evidence and using it correctly against the defendant.Medical malpractice attorneys can also help you recover monetary damages and possibly punitive damages to punish the medical professional for negligence.
Although 225,000 people die from medical negligence every year, only 2% of those injured ever file a claim because of the long process required to prove negligence. Although the process can be daunting, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you win your case.
Contacting an Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney
You need a professional and experienced medical malpractice attorney to handle your medical malpractice claim. Contact Mellino Law Firm today at (440) 333-3800 for a free consultation. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.