Medical malpractice is a serious concern for patients. When a medical provider makes mistakes, they could put the patient at risk of death or serious complications.
In some cases, mistakes can be corrected, but in others, the damage is done. For example, there have been cases where surgeons have removed the wrong organs or taken the wrong patient to surgery and completed irreversible surgeries on them.
What should you do if you fall victim to medical malpractice?
The first thing you need to do is to get evidence. Some cases are more obvious than others. For example, if a doctor operates on your right arm when the left arm is the arm with a torn tendon, it will be immediately obvious upon waking that there has been a mistake made. In other cases, it might not be as obvious, such as if there is a small item left in your body after a surgery. You may not develop an infection or pain until a few days, weeks or months later; When you do find out what happened, it's necessary to keep copies of X-rays or other diagnoses to take to court.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, reach out to your malpractice attorney as soon as possible so that you can begin building a case. Malpractice cases are notorious for being difficult to win, but if you start with the basics and build a case from the ground up, you will have a better chance of negotiating for a settlement or winning a case if you have to go to trial.