Medical Malpractice: When to Call an Attorney

You trusted your doctor to take care of you and make you well again. Now you're wondering if you could be a victim of medical malpractice. You could be confused and frustrated, you may be feeling scared and alone. We understand. It's a scary thing to think that people who are supposed to be healing you, are harming you.

Is it time to talk to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

How do you know the medical treatment you received or are receiving is causing you harm? Simple answer: you don't. It's very difficult to try and self-diagnose, but you should listen to the gut instinct telling you there's something wrong. Chances are, you're not trained as a doctor, so you need to talk with somebody on the outside of the situation you're in right now. It may be time to call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

A few signs that you may need to talk to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer:

  • Your treatment isn't working
  • You feel your doctor has performed or recommended a medical procedure that seemed unnecessary
  • A serious condition was quickly diagnosed with very basic lab tests
  • Your doctor seems rushed and doesn't properly answer your questions/concerns, or doesn't provide you with requested information. Or your doctor has stopped communication with you altogether 
  • The healthcare facility at which you were treated seemed understaffed and you did not receive proper care
  • If you had surgery or a medical procedure and the pain is getting worse over an extended period of time.

You may need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer...

Any legal case must be based on the facts, and medical malpractice lawsuits are no exception. It's best to prepare beforehand so that you can give the lawyer all necessary information. That means:

  • Make a list of all of your health care providers and summarize your relevant medical treatment
  • Gather relevant correspondence and documents to bring to the lawyer’s office
  • Make a list of questions to ask the lawyer
  • Decide what you are ultimately looking for in a medical malpractice lawyer

Contact Us

When you call a medical malpractice lawyer, you will not be charged for consulting with the firm. And if the lawyer tells you that you could have a case, and you decide to hire, you will not be charged any fee unless your case is won or settled. 

Our medical malpractice lawyers at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. have decades of experience working with medical malpractice cases. For a free consultation with our team, contact us today: 570-346-2600. You will receive personal attention and dedicated service.

Sources

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/medical-malpractice-basics-29855.html

https://www.lawfirms.com/resources/medical-malpractice/3-signs-might-medical-malpractice-case

https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/medical-malpractice/legal-consultation-lawyer.html