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Can I get my Medical Records?
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Can I get my Medical Records?

According to federal legislation you have a legal right to obtain your medical records, whether they are kept electronically or on paper

Medical Malpractice: Case Requirements and Common Types of Cases
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Medical Malpractice: Case Requirements and Common Types of Cases

Medical malpractice occurs when doctors stray from the standard of care when treating or operating on patients. This negligent behavior can result in serious injury that could have been sustained at any point in the clinical process. Medical malpractice includes errors in diagnosis, treatment, after-care, and anything in between.

What happens during a deposition?
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What happens during a deposition?

A deposition is an interview where testimony is provided under oath. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the defendant’s attorney might ask you about your medical history and other related issues. It is important to be prepared for this examination, as the results of the deposition could affect the outcome of the case, and may affect how much damages are eventually awarded.

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
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Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Statute of limitations is between 1 and 3 years from the date of injury, depending on the state. A statute of limitations can also be broken up into parts & those parts may have exceptions.

You Are Your Best Advocate
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You Are Your Best Advocate

Do you find yourself afraid to ask your doctor or nurse questions related to your health care? Perhaps, in the past, you had asked a healthcare provider a question about your health care and it wasn’t answered the right way, so it did not seem worth it to keep asking.

How to Choose the Best Medical Malpractice Attorney?
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How to Choose the Best Medical Malpractice Attorney?

A good medical malpractice lawyer could help to present your case in the most appropriate way. This means that a lawyer should take the time to understand your case in detail, so as to provide the best professional legal advice on how to proceed. From a legal perspective, a medical malpractice attorney’s job is to work towards helping you receive a favorable outcome. This would directly affect your chance of winning the case and the amount received through a verdict or settlement.