What to Do If You Think You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

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What to Do If You Think You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Something went terribly wrong. You believe someone you trusted with your health has made a mistake. What do you do? Start by finding a different doctor and make your health a priority. Medical malpractice is serious, and should be addressed right away.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other medical professional causes injury. Do research on the topic and your condition and talk to your family and friends. Did your doctor fail to diagnose you in time? Did they diagnose you incorrectly? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.

You aren’t alone. In fact, medical malpractice happens every day because medical professionals are human and make mistakes. When a mistake has caused you injury, it is important to speak up. This may prevent someone else from going through this and it may grant you the compensation you deserve. It is important to hold your doctor accountable for their negligence.

Did your doctor:

  • Ignore your medical history?
  • Perform unneeded surgery?
  • Make a mistake during surgery?
  • Misread lab results?
  • Discharge too early?
  • Fail to provide necessary aftercare instructions?
  • Prescribe medication improperly?
  • Ignore signs of infection or complication?
  • Refuse to order proper tests?
  • Disregard symptoms?

If any of these situations sound familiar, the time to act is now. Request copies of your medical records and organize any notes that you’ve taken. These items can help prove that you are a victim of medical malpractice. Next, you should call your lawyers at Harper & Harper. You need someone experienced with medical malpractice lawsuits to let you know if you have a case. Harper & Harper have successfully handled medical malpractice cases, so if we determine there is a presence of medical malpractice, you can leave the legalities to us and focus on your health. Schedule a consultation to learn more! 219-762-9538.