After leaving the hospital or a doctor’s office, you may have a vague feeling that something is wrong. Maybe a doctor or nurse did not handle your case the way you expected. Sometimes the feeling is not vague at all – you know something is wrong. However, at what point should you contact a medical malpractice lawyer? Here are some reasons that you might need to make that important call.
Do you want to know what happened to you and why?
You and your family may know that something went wrong. However, you just do not have enough information to know what to do next.
Your medical malpractice lawyer can try to find out for you. For example, you might decide you want to make a medical malpractice claim against a medical professional. Your attorney understands the laws that apply and how to investigate the facts of your case.
Did you suffer any physical or financial damages?
Injuries caused by healthcare providers range from cosmetic issues to death. In some cases, what seems to be a minor error now can have life-changing consequences. For instance, a doctor might prescribe a medication even though you have a known allergy to it. If you survive the anaphylactic shock, you might still have to struggle with internal organ damage because of your doctor’s mistake.
In addition to medical expenses to recover from medical errors, you may lose wages or lose the ability to work. If the worst happens and you die from a medical error, your grieving family members may have to seek compensation even as they try to recover from your loss.
Do you want a medical malpractice lawyer to help you recover financial damages?
Medical facilities, healthcare providers, and insurance companies may all line up against you. In addition to being unwilling to admit to their mistakes, they usually do not want to give you the settlement you deserve.
However, your medical malpractice lawyer is there to stand beside you. He or she knows how to go after the doctors, nurses, or therapists whose errors injured you. Your attorney also understands how to work within the legal system and how to talk to insurance companies.
Discuss your concerns with a medical malpractice lawyer.
Not every attorney has the training and experienced to handle cases involving medical errors. If you are interested in discussing a medical malpractice claim, be sure to call us for a free consultation.
At the Dailey Law Firm, P.C., our team of skilled lawyers and professionals provide sound and current legal representation that you need. Call us at 844-342-5353 to set up a free consultation or use the Contact Form on our website. There’s no fee for personal injury cases unless we win.
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