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The Importance of Evidence for Medical Malpractice Claims

An injured patient has the right to pursue legal action against a negligent physician. If that doctor’s mistakes directly contributed to the patient’s injuries, the patient may be able to secure financial compensation. However, to actually secure compensation, a patient generally needs to bring a substantial amount of evidence against that physician. This evidence is almost essential for a medical malpractice claim’s success.

To discuss your legal options if you have been injured because of a physician’s negligence, contact the Milwaukee medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at (414) 271-0900.

The Drastic Effect of Good Evidence for a Malpractice Lawsuit

In 2006, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that illustrated a direct link between the amount and quality of evidence a claimant could provide in a medical malpractice suit and whether that claimant could expect compensation or not. In fact, the majority of cases in which someone has exceedingly strong evidence resulted in some sort of compensation for that patient’s injuries.

The results showed the following link:

  • Claimants with strong evidence got compensated in 84% of their cases
  • Claimants with solid evidence got compensated in 72% of their cases
  • Claimants with poor evidence got compensated in 32% of their cases
  • Claimants with no evidence or very little evidence got compensated in 19% of their cases

These figures show that claimants with particularly compelling evidence are much more likely to receive compensation in a malpractice lawsuit, whether from court awards or from out-of-court settlements.

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If you have been injured because of a doctor’s negligence, we may be able to help you prepare for and pursue your malpractice case. For more information regarding our services, contact the Milwaukee medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling (414) 271-0900.