Signs of Medical Malpractice
When you head to the doctor for treatment, you put your health and sometimes your life in his or her hands. You trust that you will receive the very best treatment possible—because the alternative is unthinkable.
Medical practitioners have a duty to provide you with a certain standard of care, and failing to take that duty seriously is grounds for filing a personal injury claim. If you believe you suffered a serious injury because of a medical provider’s negligence, you should speak with a medical malpractice attorney right away.
The time frame for filing malpractice cases against healthcare professionals is short, so don’t delay. You could miss your opportunity to obtain compensation for your medical injury.
How will you know if you have a case for medical negligence? By speaking with a lawyer. Otherwise, here are some signs of medical malpractice that could be a good indication that you have a case.
Signs You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
The following are some signs that you might have a viable medical malpractice case on your hands.
An Error Was Made During Your Treatment or Surgery
When you’ve been directly injured because your doctor made a serious mistake, you could have a case for medical malpractice.
You Were Misdiagnosed or Your Doctor Failed to Diagnose Your Condition
The failure to diagnose a serious illness can lead to major health risks for you. The longer your condition goes untreated, the more difficult it could be to treat later. This is a sign of medical negligence.
You Were Given an Incorrect Prescription
When a doctor prescribes you a medication you’re seriously allergic to or prescribes you a dangerous dosage, you may have grounds for a malpractice case—if that prescription led to you being seriously injured and resulted in damages like emergency medical treatment or adverse health effects.
Your Doctor Is Not Taking Your Concerns Seriously
Sometimes, you may be trying to express concerns about your health, but those issues aren’t being taken seriously. Your doctor should be looking into all your healthcare problems and ensuring that you’re receiving adequate treatment.
Contact a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
These are only a few examples of what to watch out for. Each case is unique, but these signs of medical malpractice should give you a better idea of what to look for when a medical practitioner has injured you. Getting help with your case is easy when you contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo.
We have a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney ready to discuss your case with you during a free consultation. We can analyze your claim to see if you have a solid case, and we will let you know what options you have for recovering your damages. To get in touch with us, call 561-659-6366 or fill out the online contact form below.