Social Media Do’s and Don’ts when filing a Medical Malpractice Claim By Tod Aronovitz | 07/25/18 | 0 Comment
The defense is going to use every tactic possible when trying to defend their client against a medical malpractice claim. That includes looking at the plaintiff’s social media accounts for evidence that contradicts the claims being made. According to Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Aronovitz Law, the wrong post or content can negatively influence your medical malpractice claim.
Let’s look at some social media do’s and don’ts that Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Aronovitz Law say you need to follow when involved with a medical malpractice case:
- Add strangers to your social media network. It could be someone on the defense side of the case.
- Post about anything to do with your health. Even if you are having a great day, don’t talk about it online.
- Post anything about the case or other legal matters. These matters need to be left to the attorneys and the court.
- Contact or mention other parties involved with the case. All communications should be through the attorneys, no exceptions.
- Post pictures of injuries or of the accident scene. These pictures and your reactions to them can be used as evidence against you by the defense.
- Remove any previous posts or information. Always talk with an experienced Miami medical malpractice attorney about anything that might be involved with your case.
- Look through your friend list and delete anyone you do not recognize.
- Keep your accounts locked down and private. Set privacy settings to the maximum.
- Ask family and friends to limit any mentions of you on social media. You don’t want posts about what your activities such as you going skydiving with your best friend.
Being involved in a medical malpractice case can be stressful and social media offers an easy way to vent and get support from family and friends. But the wrong content can have a negative impact on the outcome of your case. Use these tips to prevent this from occurring.