What You Should Do To Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim For Hip Replacement SurgeryBear in mind that in order to gain maximum compensation, you need to prove that the acting surgeon was negligent during your hip replacement surgery. If you are recovering or are in pain because of his/her attempts, ask your lawyer to gather all of your medical records relating to the treatment. The documents will allow your legal team to determine why the surgeon made the decision or recommended the surgery. Using those answers, they will hire a medical expert as an expert witness to examine and read your records and provide an opinion stating whether he/she was negligent or not. If it’s a yes, your medical malpractice attorney can go ahead with the lawsuit with a guaranteed win. Besides your medical records, some of the things that the expert witness will consider include the following:
- Medical findings of the doctor.
- Your condition pre-surgery.
- What medical textbooks say about your surgery.
- Your complaints.
- What risks and benefits of the surgery the doctor told you about before the procedure along with common complications.