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2 Common Medical Malpractice Claim Mistakes

Apr 25, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

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Filing a medical malpractice claim requires experience, patience, and evidence.

At Stewart & Stewart, we know how hospitals, doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals protect themselves from claims, and that’s why we’re able to provide high-quality legal representation for victims like you who were hurt by the negligence of others.

But we also know that even seemingly minor mistakes can jeopardize entire claims and make it difficult or impossible for victims to get the compensation they deserve. Two of the most common mistakes that medical malpractice victims make include:

  1. Not keeping evidence related to the claim—Our Indiana medical malpractice lawyers will do everything they can to build your claim, but we also need information and evidence such as prescription medication bottles, the names of doctors and hospitals you visited, your initial reason for needing treatment or surgery, and when your treatments occurred.
  2. Waiting too long to file a claim—The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in Indiana is two years. But what’s more pressing is how quickly evidence can and will disappear, making it more difficult to prove that your healthcare provider failed to live up to expectations and responsibilities while treating you.

If you believe you were harmed by a medical professional or healthcare facility, contact us today for a free consultation. All we need are the basic facts and information, and we’ll handle the rest of your claim while you focus on getting better.

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