How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Medical MalpracticeIt is the outcome you feared as a patient. Something goes wrong with your treatment. Your doctor, or hospital, has made a mistake and that mistake has caused you harm, pain, and may cause you to suffer a permanent disability or death. Medical malpractice in Georgia is a serious issue and it is important to understand the potential warning signs of medical malpractice if you, or a loved one, are a patient.
Five Signs You Need To Know About
The following signs are signals that you should see a doctor to determine if medical malpractice has impacted your recovery:
- You are Not Recovering or Improving as Expected: if your recovery is not taking the expected course, then it is important to be aware of the potential that a medical error occurred.
- Your Diagnosis was Based on Only One Test: if your diagnosis was based only on one test, particularly a blood test that could have gotten mixed up in the lab, and you are not responding to treatment or your health is declining, then you should be concerned that a diagnostic mistake was made.
- You Haven’t Had Any Diagnostic Tests: if you have been diagnosed with a rare, or worst case scenario, type of condition, then you should be concerned that your doctor has failed to diagnose your medical condition correctly.
- Nobody Will (or Can) Answer Your Questions: if your doctor or other medical provider(s) are avoiding your calls and unwilling to talk to you or answer your questions, then you should be concerned about the quality of your treatment.
- Your Doctor Dismisses Your Symptoms: if you tell your doctor your symptoms and your doctor doesn’t follow up with questions, an exam, or a medical test, then you should be concerned that a medical mistake was made.
Recovering Damages for Medical Malpractice
If you believe that you have been hurt, or a loved one has been killed, by medical malpractice, then you may be entitled to damages for the physical pain and financial and emotional losses you have incurred. Please read our free e-book Why Did This Critical Medical Error Happen and contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at the Dover Law Firm for more information at your rights. Our Atlanta and Alpharetta medical injury lawyers can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.