The First 3 People You Should Contact When You Suspect Medical Malpractice


If you have been involved in a situation with a medical care provider, and you feel that the treatment you received was below the standard of care that all medical professionals must abide by or that a wrong diagnosis lead to unnecessary complications, here are the three people you should contact.

The Doctor Who Was Responsible For Your Care

If you have not already expressed your concern to the doctor who took care of you, the first thing you need to do is call up your doctor. You should not state that you are looking into pursuing a medical malpractice suit. Rather, you should set up a meeting or a time for a phone conversation to get further information about your care and your medical case.

You should ask your doctor what the goal behind the treatment that they gave you was. You should also ask your doctor if they were able to meet the goals that they set for your treatment. If they were not able to meet those goals, ask your doctor to explain why that was not possible.

If you feel that you are suffering from something as a consequence of their care, you can let them know about what you are suffering from and ask what they can do to help you. Your doctor may be able to provide you with corrective services that could reverse the situation you are in

You should ask your doctor if you can record the conversation so you can refer back to it later. If your doctor will not let you record the conversation, try to have someone else present during the conversation as a witness to what was said and take lots of notes.

The information you get could help you determine if your case falls under the legal definition of a medical malpractice suit.

The Medical Board In Your State

The medical licensing boards in your state is in charge of each license that they issue. They are also responsible for looking into any suggestion that malpractice has occurred. Additionally, the medical licensing board in your state can discipline the doctor who caused you harm if their investigation determines that the doctor was at fault.

Talking to the medical board can provide you with further insight into the situation that you find yourself in, and can provide you with valuable information from a medical standpoint that could help you with your case.

An Attorney

Finally, you should contact an attorney who works in the field of medical malpractice. A medical malpractice attorney can let you know how long you have to file a claim in your state. They can help you gather all the necessary evidence and paper that you need. They can help you work through all the legal loopholes and regulations that surround medical malpractice cases.

Remember, the doctor you are suing has medical malpractice insurance and will thus have experienced legal help to fight your claim; you should have an experienced team on your side as well. For more information, visit Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A.


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