Some medical errors are preventable, and some are not. Unfortunately, if you were the victim of an error, you may have to suffer with the consequences. You may be forced to live with health issues or a debilitating injury. If you believe that you have been the victim of a medical provider’s mistake, there are steps you need to take.
Seek Medical Attention
The first thing that should be on our mind if your health. If you believe that you have been harmed by a doctor or other medical provider, seek help immediately. You may be frightened at the prospect of visiting yet another doctor, but it is in your best interest. Another physician may be able to help you.
Provide full disclosure when seeking help. The physician will be better prepared to improve your health or injury when they understand the circumstances that caused it. Tell the doctor about your health both before and after the error. Provide any medical records that the doctor asks for.
Know What Is Wrong
There are different mistakes and errors that give rise to injury. When you know the category of medical malpractice in which your injury or health malady falls, you are better prepared to know how to move forward.
- No Injury. If you are not injured by a doctor’s mistake, you typically do not have a case for medical malpractice as that is one of the elements required.
- Minor Injury. Perhaps you were initially misdiagnosed and then the doctor caught the error. In these cases, too, you typically do not have a case.
- Serious Injury. When you suffer serious injury due to a doctor’s mistake, you are typically able to move forward with a medical malpractice case. You may have a long battle ahead of you, but if you and your attorney can prove that the injury was a result of an error or negligence on the part of your medical team, you have a winning chance.
Contact an Attorney
The best way to determine if you have a case is to contact a medical malpractice attorney. These professionals are experienced in this type of law and have seen and heard it all. When you give an attorney a chance to review the details of your case, you will discover whether or not you should spend time and money moving forward with a lawsuit.
If you believe you have been injured by a medical professional’s error, contact our offices. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys will review the details of your case and advise you how to proceed. Call today for a free case evaluation.