Medical malpractice incidents can lead to devastating consequences. Therefore it is important to know if you can trust your medical professionals, and what to do if you think that you might be a victim of medical malpractice. Fortunately, there are a few hallmark warning signs of medical malpractice. Here is what you should look out for and how to proceed if you think that you could be a victim of medical malpractice.
Dubious Physician or Treatment
When you trust a doctor to treat you, they have an incredible amount of control over your well-being and a responsibility to seek your best interest. This burden of care can be breached in obvious ways such as a major surgical error, or in more subtle ways. If you did not have a good feeling about your doctor, then it could be because they seemed inattentive or distracted, which could have led to them making mistakes. Another overlooked sign of medical malpractice is the effects of a treatment. For example, if you have been taking a medication and it isn’t working then it’s natural to assume that your condition is the culprit. But it’s likely that your doctor could have prescribed the incorrect medication because of misdiagnosis.
Surgical procedures are at high risk for mistakes. Because surgery requires so much precision it can be easy for a surgeon to make a mistake that can have critical consequences. If you are getting ready for a surgery, then your doctor should make you aware of all the risks. Even if there isn’t a severe surgical error such as operating on the wrong part of the body or leaving behind a surgical instrument, you could still be at risk for post-surgery complication, such as an infection.
Where to Get Help
If you have seen some warning signs of medical malpractice, it can be a scary and troubling time. The first thing you should do is seek out another medical professional for a second opinion. This can be especially useful for determining a misdiagnosis, in which case you should also seek a third opinion for confirmation. And once you have seen a doctor that can find proof of medical malpractice then you’re ready to get legal help from a medical malpractice lawyer.
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