How to Report Medical Malpractice
February 18, 2021 by Yale Spector
A doctor’s negligence could lead to improper treatment or misdiagnosis of medical conditions, commonly known as medical malpractice. If you believe that you were a victim to medical malpractice due to negligence at the hands of your healthcare provider, it is important that you know what steps you can take to make sure you are fairly compensated. Let’s go through the steps you can take to report medical malpractice.
When to Report Medical Malpractice
In many cases of medical malpractice, you may not be aware of any wrongdoing at the hands of your medical provider for some time after the fact. That is why it’s important to file a report and a lawsuit as soon as you are made aware of suspicious activity when it comes to the treatment you received. Once you are made aware of the issue, you can contact your personal injury lawyer, so they can help you make your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.
Where to Report Medical Malpractice
Before you file your claim, it is important to talk to your attorney. Your attorney will be able to help you find all the information you need to submit your claim. It is also important to know that there is a difference between reporting medical malpractice and filing a lawsuit. Simply reporting medical malpractice can prevent a physician from continuing their practice, but it will not result in you getting compensation. If you are looking to receive compensation, you will need to file a lawsuit.
What to Provide Your Attorney When Reporting Medical Malpractice
In order for your attorney to provide a strong case for medical malpractice, it is important that you provide them with any medical records that are related to your case. This can include anything from x-rays, prescriptions, treatment notes to discharge paperwork. Also, if you are experiencing poor care, document the events that are occuring so you can provide detailed accounts of what you experienced.
If you feel that you have been a victim of Medical Malpractice, give us a call at Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers. 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 could 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 Injury & Accident Lawyers. Call us toll free at 888-498-8180 so we can get started!