Consulting with New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
What to Expect When You Consult with Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When you think you have a medical malpractice case, one of the first things you should consider doing is consulting a malpractice lawyer for advice. Why? Because medical malpractice lawyers like the ones here at Alonso Krangle, LLP have experience handling cases like yours. We know how to deal with large insurance companies and corporations. We also know that you don’t have to settle for less money than you deserve. Having experience means that your lawyer can provide useful, practical advice, and tenacious advocacy.
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our malpractice lawyers work tirelessly to get our clients the maximum damages the laws allow.
What Steps Can You Take to Prepare for a Consultation with Medical Malpractice Lawyers?
Collect as many details as you can to present to your lawyer. Providing as many facts as you can, helps your lawyers ask meaningful questions, and assess your case. Even if your consultation is over the phone, having this information readily available will make it easier for you to explain the details of your medical malpractice claim.
Make a List of All Health Care Providers You Have Seen
You have likely seen many different doctors and nurses and had a wide variety of lab tests, medical procedures, and scans. Make a list of the names and locations of every health care center and doctor you have seen about your condition, including hospitals, doctors, labs, and diagnostic testing centers. If you can list them in chronological order of visit, that can be quite helpful as well.
Summarize Your Medical Treatment and Where you Think it Went Wrong
Take some time to layout for your lawyers, facts, and conditions that are essential to your case. Your summary might begin with when you were diagnosed with your illness or injury. Include things such as who you saw, how they treated you, what complications arose, what happened next? Who else did you see? What did that person say or do? How are you now? Write down a synopsis of what YOU think your malpractice case is about. Answer questions like who was negligent, in what way, and how did that injure you?
Gather Documents to Show the Lawyers
Hopefully, you saved the essential papers that you received during the course of your illness and treatment. If possible, bring documents that might be related to your medical malpractice case such as:
- Medical records, reports, test results, images
- Any written or electronic correspondence you received from your doctors
- Receipts for medical treatment, procedures, office visits, medication
- Contact information for your insurance company and policy information
- Correspondence or paperwork from insurance companies involved in your situation
- Proof of any lost wages or income such as pay stubs or tax returns.
If you don’t have this information, your lawyers know how to get it. However, if you can bring it to your consultation, it can help your lawyers perform a more complete assessment of your medical malpractice claim.
Prepare Your Questions
Surely you will have questions to ask. Consider writing them down, so you don’t miss the opportunity to get answers. For example, you might have questions about cases the lawyers have handled in the past. You might ask about the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Another question to ask is whether you still have time to file a claim at all. There is a statute of limitations that sets a time limit on medical malpractice cases. You might be barred from filing a claim if the time has run out.
You might not get all the answers you want during an initial consultation. Lawyers cannot always predict the success of a case or assess its value right away. Even if you provided all of the information you have, medical malpractice lawyers might require additional time to investigate the facts of your case before giving you answers.
Contact Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP for Your Free Case Evaluation
Alonso Krangle, LLP has experience representing victims of medical malpractice and has a proven track record of successful outcomes. Call us to find out if you have the legal right to collect monetary damages for injuries caused by medical malpractice. There is no risk to you if you call. We will provide you with a free evaluation of your medical malpractice case.
Do you want a free consultation with our experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers? Call Alonso Krangle LLP at 516-35-5555 today.