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Medical Malpractice Checklist

Medical Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Chicago

The experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have handled hundreds of complex medical negligence cases. Over the course of our practice, we have successfully recovered numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving a variety of medical malpractice cases, including birth injuries. Our experience includes cases involving failure to diagnose, botched surgical procedures, brain injury, blood-thinning drugs, Erb's palsy, sports injuries, and paralysis. The first step is to contact an attorney.

What documents do I need to prove my medical injury?

We've compiled a checklist of documents that could help your attorney win your case. Keep these in mind:

  • Medical bills - Keep track of your expenses and the costs related to your injury, including bills and invoices from your doctors, emergency room visits, therapists, and so forth. You may be able to receive compensation for these costs.
  • Medical prescriptions - Was your injury caused or exacerbated by your prescription medications? Keep track of your pharmaceutical records.
  • Proof of missed wages - Did your injury cause you to miss work? Obtaining copies of your pay stubs and tax returns could help you receive full compensation in a successful medical malpractice case.
  • Insurance information - Don't throw away documents pertaining to your health insurance coverage! Find out if you were unfairly denied or billed. Our team can analyze your insurance information to help you.
  • Medical records - Receive copies of your medical records. This is essential in proving your injury and in winning your case.
  • Photos of your injury - If applicable, photographic evidence can be extremely beneficial in a court case. Take periodic photographs of your injuries and treatments.
  • Your personal record of the incident - As soon as possible, write down everything you know and can remember about your injury and how it happened. Unfortunately, it's easy to forget small details or key points over time. Take the time to sit down and write down everything that happened.

Begin today: Contact Power Rogers & Smith at (312) 313-0202 for a free case evaluation at our Chicago law office.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

  • What are Types of Medical Malpractice?

    A: If you or a loved one has been injured by the wrongful actions of a medical professional or organization, you may have a malpractice case. To find out more, contact an attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, LLP.

  • What is Medical Negligence?

    A: Negligence is the result from a lack of reasonable care or a failure to show same amount of care as another qualified person would under the same circumstances.

  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    A: A medical malpractice case can be extremely difficult to pursue. As such, it is imperative to retain a qualified attorney who has experience in these types of cases.