Did a doctor misdiagnose you? Did a hospital nurse administer the wrong drug to you? Did you end up with a post-surgical infection because some piece of equipment wasn’t sterile? Did a tech forget to wash his hands before examining you and leave you with a medication-resistant staph infection (MRSA)?
If so, you may be the victim of medical malpractice — and you may be feeling pretty traumatized over the experience. You may not even be sure what has happened to you, let alone what sort of legal options you have for recovery.
That’s why it can be so important to seek out an experienced medical malpractice attorney to assist you — but that’s not the only reason. Here are several other reasons it’s smart to consult with an attorney even if you aren’t sure malpractice occurred:
1. You didn’t give informed consent to a procedure
Informed consent means that you understood all the possible risks of a procedure before you agreed to it. If you weren’t adequately warned of the risks you were facing and were just handed forms to sign, that’s a big problem.
2. A delay in treatment hurt you
If you came in complaining about chest pains and were left to sit in the waiting room for hours because the triage doctor decided you simply had indigestion when you were actually having a heart attack, that’s a likely example of negligence.
3. Your privacy was violated in some way
You may have had sensitive information in your medical records that got broadcast around. There have even been incidents where nurses or doctors have taken photos of patients or used identifying information and publicly mocked them on social forums. The emotional toll that could take on you might be tremendous.
Our office doesn’t back down from a fight when it comes to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by malpractice. Learn more by exploring our website or contact us directly.