Medical Malpractice: Simple Mistakes vs. Negligence
A visit to the doctor usually means a check-up and plan for improved health. Unfortunately, that's not true for everyone. You might have a severe injury or illness, and instead of healing, you experienced more pain and suffering after visiting a medical professional. Everyone can and does make mistakes, doctors included.
Unfortunately, not all of them are just mistakes. When dealing with potential medical malpractice, the difference between mistakes and negligence is crucial. If you suspect that your doctor committed medical malpractice, you'll need to act today and secure the maximum compensation you deserve. A medical injury can have devastating and long-term consequences, and you deserve to be compensated.
When It's More than a Mistake
An accident can happen at any time, and that doesn't always mean that the doctor is at fault. Some diseases might look similar to others, or your doctor simply did all they could for you. As long as the appropriate protocols are met, a doctor is only expected to provide reasonable care within the limits of their knowledge and experience.
In cases of neglect, however, you doctor might not have completed all the tests necessary to rule out a serious disease, for example. In this case, reasonable care wasn’t provided and you were injured as a result.
A medical malpractice suit requires that the doctor had a duty to you, and they failed that duty because they were negligent. If you believe your doctor didn't provide the full and adequate care you deserve, contact your attorney as soon as possible.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
When you're injured by your doctor, understanding your claim and condition is important. You'll need to discuss the details of your situation with your lawyer, who can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Without these details, it can be difficult to determine whether your case is medical malpractice or simply a mistake.
There are many ways a doctor can harm you, and you'll need to review the facts with your lawyer before you file. In some cases, something like a misdiagnosis can be a mistake, after all. Your disease might have been confused with another, leading to improper treatment. If your doctor diagnosed you without doing all appropriate tests, though, they could be found negligent.
If you've suffered any of the following injuries, seek out a medical malpractice lawyer for help:
Seek Help with Your Medical Injury
A medical injury is a serious matter, and it can affect your life dramatically. Unfortunately, you could be suffering because your doctor made a mistake. But, when do you know that it’s medical malpractice? When is it just a simple mistake and not negligence?
This can be tough to determine without experience. You might need to enlist the expertise of a lawyer from Colley Firm, PC. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you're dealing with a medical malpractice case, and, if so, what you can do about it, starting with a free claim.
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