What is the Proper Evidence Needed for an Opioid Injury Case

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Most successful opioid injury cases require the skill and savvy of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. That’s because opioid injury cases are among the most difficult types of medical malpractice claims to litigate. The biggest issue facing opioid injury claimants is the need for solid evidence, which can be a challenge to obtain. 

Working with a proven medical malpractice lawyer can help you to collect evidence, identify key expert medical witness testimony, furnish proof of your losses, and ultimately secure maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Our medical malpractice attorneys at The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. pride ourselves in obtaining the largest settlements in the fastest time possible for our clients. We’re confident that we can offer you the best chance at maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Contact us today at 323-508-2994 for your free initial consultation with a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer you can depend on. Continue reading to learn about the proper evidence needed for opioid injury cases. 

Medical Expert Witness 

Proving that a physician failed to provide an acceptable standard of care (resulting in your opioid addiction or other serious injury) generally requires the expertise of another medical professional. Expert medical witness testimony is an essential aspect of any opioid injury case. Their expert opinion can: 

  • Confirm that your physician prescribed more medication than you needed or in an inappropriate dose
  • Your physician neglected to notice obvious signs of addiction 
  • Your physician failed to provide care consistent with the applicable standard of care 

Evidence Against A Pharmaceutical Company 

Sometimes, the pharmaceutical company that manufactured your prescription drug and your physician share liability for your opioid-induced injuries. A common example of shared liability occurs when an opioid manufacturer offers illegal incentives for doctors to over-prescribe specific medications. 

Uncovering that type of evidence on your own isn’t very likely. However, a skilled medical malpractice lawyer can subpoena employees (or any other party) to learn about behind-the-scene illegal marketing schemes. 

Medical Evidence Proving Your Claims 

It’s not enough to tell a judge that you’re addicted to a physician-prescribed opioid. You must prove your claims by providing evidence in the form of medical records, written prescriptions, and other types of evidence that can prove your physician’s negligence. 

Proof Of Your Losses

Expert testimony and evidence are not all you will need to prove an opioid injury medical malpractice claim. You must also furnish evidence of your losses resulting from your physician’s negligence. Damages can include, but are not limited to: 

  • Lost or decreased income 
  • Medical bills for addiction rehabilitation 
  • Cost of other treatments necessary for recovery 
  • Pain and suffering 

Contact a California Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Negligent doctors play a major role in the opioid addiction crisis plaguing the U.S. We take pride in holding negligent physicians and pharmaceutical companies responsible for their role in your injuries and losses. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you: 

  • Collect credible evidence 
  • Gather documentation of your injuries 
  • Calculate your damages
  • Negotiate maximum compensation or fight for it in court 

Contact The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. at 323-508-2994 for an initial consultation with a skilled medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles today. 

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