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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

If you have been hurt or injured in a medical setting, or otherwise feel like you might have a medical malpractice case to pursue, you will likely have many questions about your case. Read on to learn about medical malpractice cases and find some advice on whether or not you have a case yourself.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a very complicated legal issue. Before you can determine whether or not you have a medical malpractice case, it is important to understand what exactly medical malpractice is. Malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from the standard care that is to be provided to patients under their guidance--usually a medical mistake that causes harm or illness to the patient after treatment. A malpractice case may be sought if you have been harmed by a medical professional performing duties in a dangerous, wrong, or unlawful way. 

Are You a Victim of Malpractice?

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a medical setting. The key to determining if you have a malpractice case is determining if the medical professional treating you displayed negligence that resulted in your illness or injury. You should have your case reviewed by a third party medical professional to determine if negligence played a part. Ask yourself the following questions if you think you have a medical malpractice case:
●    Did you receive an injury or fall ill due to the actions of a medical provider?
●    Are these injuries or illnesses outside what could be considered side effects of a procedure or treatment?
●    Did the medical professional make a mistake in your treatment or care?
●    Do you have documentation that you were harmed by that mistake?
If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above, you may have a case for medical malpractice. 

What to Do If You Think You Have a Case

If you think you may have a case for medical malpractice, it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney right away. Your attorney can help you understand required documentation, navigate you through the complicated legal aspects of your case, and guide you to a resolution that you may not be able to get on your own. These cases can be long and incredibly complicated, so having comprehensive legal counsel on your side immediately is a good idea.

If you think you have a medical malpractice case, get in touch with the attorneys at Stephenson Law for a free initial consultation