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Should I go on social media if I’m filing a Boise medical malpractice claim?


Just about everyone has a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page—probably even your grandmother. Posting pictures, thoughts, and activities on these sites has become a way of life for many. If you’re in the midst of a medical malpractice claim in Boise, sites such as these can ruin your case. Here’s why:

Pictures Are Telling

If you are taking pictures and posting them to your account, you are implying that you are well enough to do so. If you’re claiming illness or injuries caused by medical malpractice, a judge or jury may think that your problems aren’t as serious as you claim them to be.

Activities Incriminate

Going on a vacation? Visiting a museum with your family? If so, avoid posting it on these sites. Although you may be injured or sick, going all over the place implies that you feel healthy sometimes, which can hurt your case.

Legal Information Can Be Damaging

Posting anything about your case on social media sites gives everyone access to your case. Defense attorneys and those you are suing will peruse your site to get as much information about you as possible—even if you think you have made the pages “private.” Avoid posting any thoughts, feelings, or information about the case to increase your chances of winning.

As the victim of Boise medical malpractice, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence. Unless you have the help of a talented and experienced legal team, that may end up being precisely what you do.

The attorneys of Morton Law Offices may be able to get you the compensation you deserve that can help cover the costs of those bills. Contact us today for your no-obligation consultation, we will go over your case with you and help you to better understand your rights.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer