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Tips For Clients of Military Medical Malpractice

Author: Jane.Stafford    Category: Law   Date Added: 2011-08-05

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Military medical malpractice is unfortunate, but it happens, and when veterans become the victims of accidents, oversights, or general neglect, there are steps they can take to protect their rights. Every patient deserves the best possible care for their ailments and when things go wrong, they are entitled to compensation. Here are tips for being a good client in a military medical malpractice case, and thus having the best chance of success when filing a claim. Do Not Blog About the Case After retaining an attorney who has a background in handling military medical malpractice cases, you should remember that although your case is very serious, discretion is important. By no means should you broadcast the details of their cases over the internet. This means that clients of military medical malpractice cases should refrain from blogging about their cases or posting on social media sites like Facebook. Plaintiffs are strongly discouraged from sharing details of the case with anyone but their legal team because defense attorneys will be on the lookout for any discrepancies in their claims, leading to potential roadblocks for plaintiffs. It is tempting to vent about the proceedings, but by not sharing details of the case, you protect yourself from unwittingly providing information that can be used against you in court. Disclose All Information Some military medical malpractice clients make the mistake of assuming that some information is irrelevant, but clients should never assume anything. Even the smallest detail can prove important in court. When clients meet with their attorneys and are unsure whether to share certain details, it is best to play it safe and disclose every piece of information that they remember. Ultimately, it is up to the attorneys to decide what information is important. They are trained to sift vital information from information irrelevant to the case, so when disclosing information, clients should feel free to share every detail and leave nothing to chance. Evidence Matters What seems like an easy case to a client may actually be more complex from legal points of view when all the elements of the case are laid on the table. A story of military medical malpractice and its victims may sound compelling, but every claim must be backed by hard evidence. It is important to remember that in cases of medical malpractice, the names of licensed medical professionals are on the line. Their defense teams will fight back to protect their reputations and careers, and clients suffering from the mistakes of these professionals must have solid cases supported by ineffable proof of malpractice. Filing a malpractice claim is not like winning the lottery--cases must be held up by the facts. Be a Good Client Victims of military medical malpractice may understandably be angry. They have suffered because of mistakes made by medical professionals and they deserve justice. Nonetheless, it is imperative for clients filing malpractice claims to avoid going overboard. Anger is expected, but going into a courtroom ready to start a fight is not recommended. Clients should remember to be courteous, cooperative, and respectful to attorneys and judges. Their frustration is anticipated in courtrooms, but clients who cooperate, exercise timeliness, and articulate their thoughts calmly are more likely to win the favor of judges than clients who are rude. Archuleta, Alsaffar & Higginbotham handles all types of military medical malpractice cases arising from Military and VA Veterans Administration medical care, including birth injuries, surgical mistakes, and misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose diseases such as cancer. If you believe you or someone close to you has been injured by Veterans Administration or military medical malpractice, contact Archuleta, Alsaffar & Higginbotham today at 1-800-798-9529 or visit www.govtclaim.com for a free consultation. Heather Preston. Military Medical Malpractice- The Law Offices of Archuleta, Alsaffar, & Higginbotham have helped many Military Families, Veterans, and Veterans` Families recover for their damages due to medical malpractice.



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