Suppose you have gone to your doctor time and time again complaining about the same symptoms, but your doctor dismisses it as fatigue. Then, all of a sudden, your symptoms which were once simply annoying, become intolerable. You are rushed to the hospital only to find out that your symptoms were not fatigue at all, but rather a life-threatening condition such as cancer – which would have been detected much earlier had your doctor performed the right tests. Now, your life is in jeopardy. Could you be the victim of medical malpractice? More than 225,000 people die and more than one million are injured each year as a result of failure to diagnose, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical errors and adverse effects associated with medical treatment. Chances are that you or someone you know has suffered from medical malpractice.
A medical malpractice attorney will inform you that to confirm a medical malpractice case you will want to consider several questions:1. Have you suffered an unexpected outcome from a medical procedure resulting in severe or permanent injury or the death of a family member?2. Have you suffered a severe, debilitating or fatal illness as a result of a failed diagnosis, incorrect diagnosis or delayed diagnosis?3. Have you received an “adverse event letter” from the medical facility that was treating you?
If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions above you may very well have a medical malpractice case. You will want to go directly to an experienced malpractice attorney who can help you decide whether you have a viable malpractice case.
There are several factors to consider when selecting a medical malpractice attorney. The first consideration is to select a lawyer who has experience in the medical malpractice field. You want to select an attorney with a proven record.The attorney you select will need to have:
If you or a family member has suffered at the hands of a medical professional, do not hesitate. Hire qualified malpractice lawyers who can effectively advocate for you and your loved ones.