What Should You Do If You Experience Medical Malpractice?
October 14, 2017 by Emilia
Medical Malpractice cases require a thorough understanding of the law and knowing the signs of Medical Malpractice. If you feel that you are a victim of Medical Malpractice, take a look at the steps you should take to make sure you are protecting your rights.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
If there is ever a doubt in your mind that you are not receiving proper medical care, ask your physician what is going on. If something happened during diagnosis or surgery, ask what went wrong. Don’t be intimidated! When it comes to your health, you deserve to know what is happening!
Seek a Second Opinion
If you believe that you were neglected by your physician, it is wise to get a second opinion. Make sure that the second physician has no connection with your original physician, as this may cause bias and you may not receive fair treatment. If the second opinion you receive suggests that the initial care you received was below standard, you might want to pursue Medical Malpractice.
Obtain a Copy of Your Medical Records
By obtaining records of your admission, treatment notes, discharge, x-rays, prescriptions, and various other reports you will be able to look over the information yourself to see if any mistakes were made. This also prevents any tampering that could be done to your records, which would damage your case for Medical Malpractice.
Document the Incident
If the care you are receiving is not up to par, you should begin keeping notes on the day-to-day activities that are taking place. Some important things to note are how often the doctor checked on you, how you were feeling at various times, and what treatments or medications were prescribed.
If you feel that you have been a victim of Medical Malpractice, give us a call at Spector Law Group. We take on the most complex cases, offer free initial consultations and charge no fees unless we recover money from the responsible parties. When you call us for your consultation, it would be beneficial if you provide us with your detailed notes and records as this will help us determine if you have a justified claim of Medical Malpractice.
If you or a loved one needs an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Spector Law Group. Call us toll free at 888-498-8180 so we can get started!