Steps to Take After Becoming a Victim of Medical Malpractice
If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice in any way, you should contact a lawyer immediately. However, that isn’t the only step you should take. In order to increase the odds of winning your case, and to protect your own health and safety, there are a few things you need to do immediately. Take advantage of the following tips to help recover from your medical malpractice incident.
The first thing you should do is switch to a new medical provider. If the doctor you’ve been seeing has only made your condition worse, you need to start seeing someone who can take care of the original problem you saw a doctor for in the first place, let alone any new problems that may have been caused by the malpractice.
Obtaining a copy of your medical records is also a crucial step when it comes to your lawsuit. In the event that someone would alter your records in order to minimize the odds of a successful claim, you’re going to want to get a copy right away. Try to do this before anyone at the physician’s office is aware you plan on seeking legal help.
Finally, keep a record of all further contact you have with the physician in question, and keep track of everything that has happened since the initial incident. This includes any changes in your health, especially negative ones brought on by your doctor’s neglect. Having a journal of everything that happened will save you the trouble of recalling it all at a later date.
By following these steps you will be in a much better position when it comes time to move forward with your medical malpractice claim.