When you file a medical malpractice claim, you must participate in the discovery phase in which both sides construct their case. This is when details are evaluated, witnesses are deposed, evidence is compiled, and answers to interrogatories are filed.

You must present adequate evidence that a medical mistake or negligence caused your injuries, nerve damage, disfigurement, or infection. Evidence may include medical records, hospital bills, lab results, X-rays, expert testimony, and other documentation related to your case. You will also need to establish the impact the injury has had on your life — financially, physically, and emotionally.

You may be able to be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, reduced quality of life, and more. A medical malpractice attorney can help you calculate those damages.