April 04, 2015
What Should I do if I Suspect Medical Malpractice?
When a health issue arises, you rely on your doctors, nurses and pharmacists to provide excellent care. Unfortunately, the quality of care you receive is not always what it should be. Here are things you can do if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice.
1. Contact an Attorney
Medical malpractice claims are complicated. That’s why it is important to locate an experienced medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible. Only an attorney who focuses on this precise area of law is truly qualified to provide useful, reliable advice. Ask the attorney to evaluate your potential medical malpractice claim to determine whether or not it is worth pursuing.
2. Keep Records
Obtain copies of all the records kept by the hospital or clinic that relate to your care. It is your right as a patient to have copies of these documents. Your attorney can also request copies in connection with a medical malpractice claim.
3. Write Your Own Notes
As soon as you suspect medical malpractice, spend some time writing down everything you remember about your diagnosis and treatment. Be as detailed as possible, recording names and dates so your attorney can review your notes later. You’d be surprised at how quickly details can grow fuzzy, so it’s important to make notes as soon as you can.
If you suspect you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, call Daniel C. Miller today at (816) 875-0470!
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