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Medical malpractice – 5 things to do if you suspect it’s happened to you

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2022 | Personal Injury

Medical malpractice can happen for many different reasons, and it typically stems from the negligence of the medical team and their failure to provide you with proper care.

If it does occur, it can lead to serious injuries, and some medical malpractice incidents are even fatal. It’s important to know what next steps to take if this has happened to you or someone you love.

Seeking medical attention

First and foremost, if you believe you’ve been seriously injured, you may need extra medical attention. Do not put this off. Nothing is more important than getting the care that you need at this time.

Taking notes

Next, you want to create some documentation for your case. Write out the procedure you were supposed to have, for instance, and any details that you can remember. Make notes of the complications that have arisen and/or the reasons that you believe malpractice occurred, such as your symptoms.

Compiling your records

During this process of gathering evidence, it’s also a good idea to get your hands on your own medical records. This can help to show what your condition was like before, which can be contrasted with what it’s like now, and it also shows the need for the initial medical care that you got.

Getting a second opinion

A second opinion from a medical professional can also be beneficial. They can tell you if the symptoms that you’re experiencing may be evidence of malpractice and they may be able to act as a witness during your case to show what type of care you should have gotten.

Exploring your legal options

Finally, with everything in place, it’s time to look into the legal steps that are necessary. You may deserve significant financial compensation if you have suffered from medical malpractice, and you need to know how to seek that compensation.

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