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How to Detect Signs of Medical Malpractice

Start by identifying the common warning signs of medical malpractice.

As far as personal injury claims go, medical malpractice is a particularly challenging category. The reasons for this include the hierarchy involved in the medical field as well as the difficulty in proving fault, which can make many cases hard to settle. And in many instances, people suffer unnecessarily because they don’t realize that their injuries were a result of medical malpractice. The best way to have a successful medical malpractice case is to start by identifying the common warning signs of medical malpractice.

Post-Treatment Complications

Many times, people will have treatment or surgery and need to return to the doctor or hospital because of unforeseen complications. While this is often just part of the risk, many times, the complications could have been caused by medical malpractice. Infection is a common area where medical malpractice is involved. There is a high risk of infection in a hospital environment, which is why sanitation procedures are a must.

Lack of Communication

A doctor should be responsive and proactive in communicating with their patients. Open communication is a part of the doctor’s standard of care, and it is how the patient knows that they are receiving the treatment they need at the right time. If the doctor is inattentive, then that can lead to delayed treatment and a worsening of the patient’s condition. 

Second Opinion

Usually, the best way to determine medical malpractice is by getting a second opinion. In fact, you should always consult another doctor if you have any concerns or suspicions about the treatment you received. In a medical malpractice suit, the crux of determining negligence is to prove that a competent doctor would have made different choices in the same situation. Getting a second opinion means that you are seeking the advice of a competent doctor who can determine if you were mistreated.

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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website,, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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