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How to tell if you are a victim of medical malpractice

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2022 | Medical Malpractice |

Do you suspect that you or one of your loved ones are a victim of medical error, you may have a right to bring a legal claim against the medical professional involved.

There are several questions to ask yourself to help determine whether or not you have a valid malpractice claim. If several of your answers are yes, it could be time to contact legal counsel to determine what to do next.

Important questions to ask

  1. Did you or a family member suffer a permanent or severe injury when under the care of a healthcare professional or facility?
  2. Did the medical professional fail to tell you or your family member, before treatment, that the injury suffered was a possible result?
  3. Was information or a diagnosis withheld by a healthcare professional that ultimately led to the injury?
  4. Was there a delay in the testing or diagnosis of an illness or injury that exacerbated the condition?
  5. Did the injury occur due to broken, faulty or improperly handled surgery equipment?
  6. Did the surgeon leave a foreign object, unplanned medical equipment, or other item in your body?
  7. Did an injury occur to you or a baby during labor or delivery?
  8. Did your healthcare provider fail to refer you to a specialist, which lead to the worsening of your condition?
  9. Did your health or condition deteriorate as the result of an early discharge from a medical facility or other medical care?
  10. Did your healthcare provider fail to conduct a follow-up on abnormal test results?
  11. Was a surgery performed on the wrong body part?
  12. Were you told of an adverse event?

Medical malpractice claims are complex, but patients and their families have the ability to pursue legal consequences for medical mistakes and negligence. These questions can guide you in seeking justice.