We turn to doctors in times to make us better. But what happens when we feel worse?
It could mean you have a case for medical malpractice, especially if your worsened medical condition was a result of reckless or negligent medical care.
Here are some, but certainly not all, of the scenarios under which you might want to turn to a medical malpractice attorney.
- You’ve been prescribed the wrong medication. Were you harmed by an incorrect dosage or by a drug that had an adverse reaction with another medication you’re taking?
- Your surgery was performed in an unsafe manner. This includes surgical procedures in which instruments were left inside a patient or when surgery was performed on the wrong person or wrong area of the body.
- A loved one’s death during a surgery or other procedure that could have been avoided. Joan Rivers’ death by cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure is one example often pointed to.
- Your child has been harmed by improper prenatal care or during birth. There are some instances in which the actions of medical staff could leave your child with significant, lifelong medical conditions.
- Your privacy has been violated. While no physical pain has been suffered, a leak of your medical records could lead to a malpractice suit.
These are just a few of the reasons why you could find yourself involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you, your child or a loved one has been harmed, you believe, by the actions of a medical professional, don’t delay consulting with an attorney who works with malpractice cases. You could have ongoing medical issues and costs that need to be addressed at once.