It’s true that not every medical treatment will go perfectly, but if a doctor makes a mistake, then it can lead to injuring a patient. If you think you have injuries from a medical procedure, then you might be wondering if the doctor or hospital was at fault. Here are some of the warning signs of medical malpractice and what you should do next.
Often medical malpractice injuries come from negligence. When the doctor who sees you seems inattentive or does not communicate or follow up with you after your treatment, then it is likely that they are negligent. It’s important for a doctor to keep in communication with their patients, to see that the treatment is working. If it feels like your treatment is not improving your condition, or it’s making it worse, then that could be a sign of medical malpractice.
When a doctor performs a surgery, it is often a high-risk procedure, which means that making a mistake could be a matter of life and death. Because surgical complications can be life-threatening, they will require more surgeries to correct them. If you have just undergone a surgery and are dealing with complications that call for further surgery or an infection that means a longer stay at the hospital for more treatment, then you should consider whether it is because of medical malpractice.
Now, if you have experienced any of the issues mentioned above with your medical treatment, then here is the next step you should take. It’s always a good idea to see a different doctor for a second opinion if you are questioning the treatment you received. You can ask for a second diagnosis or have the doctor look at your prescriptions. If the second opinion is different from what you were originally treated for, then it’s time to contact a lawyer.
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