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If you’ve been injured by medical malpractice, it’s crucial to understand your options for recovering compensation for your losses. Fortunately, Spaulding Injury Law and its attorneys have the experience and knowledge to handle your medical malpractice claims and get you the compensation you deserve.
Steps To Take After Suffering Injuries From Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice refers to a failure by a healthcare professional to do what they are legally obligated to do under the law — not doing something that could cause harm but not doing so either intentionally or negligently.
Here are the steps you should take if you believe your medical provider or a doctor was at fault for causing your injuries after being treated in an emergency room or hospital setting.
Seek Needed Medical Care
If you believe you were injured by medical malpractice, it’s essential to seek treatment from another doctor. It’s also necessary to get a second opinion and consider whether you want to accept a settlement offer made by the insurance company.
As you begin to recover from your medical malpractice experience, it is crucial to collect evidence.
Make sure you have a copy of your medical records. It can include any bills from doctors and hospitals for treatment or care and any follow-up visits or treatments that may need to be paid out of pocket after being released from the hospital.
Build A Case
Now that you have a diagnosis and have been informed of your rights, it is time to build a case. How do you document what happened? How can you prove it? What evidence will help make your case stronger?
The best way to answer these questions is by consulting with an attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases. If you cannot afford one, many law firms provide legal services on a contingency fee basis for people injured due to negligent medical care or hospitalization.
Find out how much money the injury caused by negligence will cost, then determine if paying those costs is worth pursuing justice on your terms versus settling with the insurance company or hospital that caused everything wrong in the first place.
Contact An Attorney
Contact an attorney who has experience with medical malpractice cases and ask for a consultation. Ask if they will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that if you win the case and recover some money, they won’t charge you any fees.
Find out if the attorney has ever had a similar case in their career before yours and whether or not they were successful in winning it (if so, this is good evidence that their skills are up to par).
If possible, try finding an attorney specializing in medical malpractice cases; this can help ensure that they know what they are doing and won’t make too many rookie mistakes during your case.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to medical malpractice, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney can help guide you through the process and ensure that your rights are protected.