How to Know When You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
If you went in for surgery to have a gallbladder removed and woke up in the intensive care unit on a respirator, you may have a medical malpractice case. Of course you are questioning why I said “may” when almost dying after what should have been a routine surgery happens to you…
First, you need to prove that your doctor made a mistake. You must also prove you were harmed by that mistake. In your mind you would think these would be simple things to prove- but you must remember knowing intuitively that something feels wrong and proving it in Court are two different things.
Your doctor may have committed medical negligence in treating you. If you have what your doctor describes as a “complication following surgery,” that may or may not be malpractice. It will take an experienced malpractice lawyer to know the difference.
You must also prove you were harmed by the mistake the doctor has made. Sometimes lines in the sand have to be drawn between the harm caused by the disease being treated, and the harm caused by the doctor. You need to prove the medical treatment received is not standard of care for someone like you. This requires testimony from another medical professional. Medical malpractice lawsuits CAN be long and painful, but that doesn’t mean they have to be. Hiring the right lawyer will get you on the road to recovery.
To make sure that this is the case, contact Ask 4 SAM to handle your case and get the closure you deserve.