If you suspect you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, you should consider treatment from another doctor. Gather any medical records from the doctor you believe is responsible for the malpractice, as these may be used as evidence in your case.
You can speak to a medical malpractice attorney about filing a claim. A lawyer may be able to help you prove that you were in fact the victim of medical malpractice and recover damages for your losses.
What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice
There are a few steps to take if you suspect medical malpractice:
Seek Medical Attention From a Different Physician
You probably won’t feel comfortable continuing to see a doctor who you believe rendered negligent care. If you are able to switch doctors, find a trusted physician through recommendations from friends and family.
If your previous doctor has not correctly diagnosed your condition, the new doctor may have to perform tests to diagnose you properly. Once you are properly diagnosed, your new doctor can begin treating you for your condition. You should see your new doctor immediately to prevent your condition from worsening.
Gather Your Medical Records
It’s important that you obtain a copy of your medical records, as evidence is needed to prove medical malpractice. Your medical records include the details of your medical history, lab results, symptoms, diagnoses, medications, and treatment.
Document Your Experience
It’s a good idea to begin documenting your experiences when you suspect your doctor is committing medical malpractice. Consider writing down how you feel, both physically and mentally, and how the malpractice committed by your doctor has affected your life.
Document your condition frequently, including doctor’s visits, treatment, and other important information related to your malpractice case. Sometimes these notes can be evidence in your medical malpractice case.
Do Not Speak With Other Parties About Your Case
It’s important not to speak to any of the other parties involved in your case, as they might use what you tell them against you. You should avoid contacting the healthcare facility that harmed you once you have gathered any necessary documents, and found another healthcare facility.
Be mindful about what you post on social media also, as a member of the opposing party could use your profile to your disadvantage. If the defendant’s insurance company gets in touch with you, refer them to your lawyer, and do not answer any questions from them about the case.
A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help With Your Lawsuit
If you suspect medical malpractice, you do not have to navigate the legal process on your own. Medical malpractice cases can be complex, and it can be difficult to focus on recovering from your injuries while worrying about holding your doctor or healthcare provider accountable for their actions. A medical malpractice attorney can help you put together a case against your doctor to help you receive compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering you might have endured.
Once you’ve hired your attorney, be sure to provide them with your medical records, journal entries, receipts, and any other important documentation that could benefit your case. Tell your attorney all the details of your case. Your attorney will handle all the legal aspects of your case for you and should update you with their findings. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your attorney if you have any questions or remember any important details about your situation.
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