A bad experience or small complication during medical treatment doesn’t always mean you’ve suffered from medical malpractice. That’s why our team of medical malpractice attorneys further investigate all potential cases to determine whether you have a case.
Ask yourself these five questions to help figure out if you have a medical malpractice case:
1. Was there a delay in my diagnosis?
It’s no secret that untreated illnesses get worse over time. If your doctor doesn’t diagnose your illness right away, you’re stuck in the same position as if you hadn’t gone to the doctor at all. In this situation, the doctor may be at fault because an earlier diagnosis would’ve prevented it from spreading and getting worse.
2. Did my doctor misdiagnose me?
Your doctor is responsible for correctly diagnosing your illness. If a diagnostic error leads to improper treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment at all, you could suffer a more serious injury or illness.
3. Did my doctor fail to warn me of known medical risks?
It’s your doctor’s duty to tell you about and help you understand all the benefits, risks, or alternatives to your treatments. This helps you make an informed decision about your options. If your doctor fails to warn you of known medical risks, he or she may have committed malpractice.
4. Was my treatment improper or out-of-date?
Your doctor is required to have up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to properly diagnose and treat your illness. He or she is also required to act carefully and knowledgeably while treating you.
5. Did my doctor make a mistake during my medical procedure?
Medical errors happen, but a doctor’s error should not seriously harm you or cause your illness to get worse. As a patient, you should be able to trust that your doctor will take great care of you.
If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you may have a medical malpractice case.
Contact one of our malpractice attorneys as soon as possible to find out if you have the legal right to pursue compensation for the harm done to you. The phone call is free, and we don’t charge anything unless we win you a settlement or verdict. We have been fighting for our injured clients, and have won millions of dollars for them, for 30 years.