Even when you trust a medical professional and put your life into their hands, they can still make poor decisions or costly mistakes that can leave you with serious injuries. But, medical malpractice incidents often pass under the radar because the victims don’t understand what happened or that they had the right to seek legal compensation. Here are a few signs that you might need to talk to a lawyer for a medical malpractice case.
Complications after a Surgery
If you are preparing to undergo a surgery or you recently had one performed, then you should take careful note of everything to the best of your abilities. It is likely that everything will not go smoothly in a surgical procedure because the process is high risk and extremely delicate. However, there are certain mistakes that can and should be avoided, such as ones that could lead to infection or something as severe as leaving behind a surgical instrument in the body. Asking an experienced medical malpractice lawyer will help you determine whether your surgical complication is a case of medical malpractice.
Sometimes, you can get a sense that you are not receiving the treatment you deserve. If you see a doctor who seems rushed or distracted, then they are likely to have made mistakes, such as a bad diagnosis, that could harm you. Even in a busy hospital, your wellbeing should be your doctor’s top priority while they are treating you, and a competent doctor will know how to put distractions aside to avoid committing errors.
Another warning sign of medical malpractice is that the treatment you have been on doesn’t seem to be working. Perhaps you have been trying a medication for a few weeks and it makes you feel steadily worse. Chances are that you were given an incorrect diagnosis or even prescribed the wrong dosage of your medication. Errors like these can lead to more damage if the doctor does not catch them in time.
Lastly, you should always seek a second opinion for any serious diagnosis. When you do, you could be surprised if a different doctor gives you a diagnosis that’s far from your original one. In which case, you should actually seek a third opinion. And if the third opinion confirms your second opinion, then you will know that you were misdiagnosed in the beginning.
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