What to Do When You May Be a Victim of Malpractice
4/18/2012You’ve undergone a medical treatment, a mistake was made in the course of that procedure or treatment, and the mistake has left you harmed. You think you may be a victim of malpractice.
What should you do next?
• Seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The first matter to be considered is always your own physical health. All legal matters can be handled afterward, once you can be certain that your safety is assured. Contact another physician or specialist for immediate medical assistance. Provide them with all relevant medical records to give them a full perspective of the problem and its history.
• Consider the extent of your injuries from malpractice. If the injuries do not have sufficient or enduring effects or have not caused you to incur additional expenses to correct, it can be difficult or impossible to collect damages from a malpractice suit. Knowing the extent of your injuries and accurately measuring the losses suffered due to that injury can give you a clearer picture of whether you have a case.
• File a report with your state medical board. This will initiate an investigation into the doctor’s actions and a professional committee will review their conduct.
• Contact Dover Law Firm. Your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. To provide for your representation, contact Dover Law Firm so that we can begin the process of getting you back on the road to recovery.
Category: Medical Malpractice
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