One of the most important things a person can do if a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice is document the injury. This means more than just collecting the medical records. Medical records do not tell the story of what a person and their family is going through as a result of medical negligence. Instead collect and save voicemails from friends and family calling to give you their sympathy and condolences, record the daily pain and suffering experienced by both the victim and their family in a journal, and take pictures of the injured person both in the medical facility and at home. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in medical negligence this is especially true. Also, as soon as practically possible, record all your memories of what the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals said. In addition, if you believe that a person is being neglected or is the victim of negligence in a health care facility, put a hidden camera up in their room.
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