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How can you tell if you were hurt by medical malpractice?

On Behalf of | Jul 2, 2024 | medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can ruin lives. But if you or a loved one have been impacted by medical negligence, you might be able to pursue legal action that can alleviate the harm caused. If you’re like a lot of patients who have been hurt after receiving medical care, you might be hesitant to attribute your injuries or worsened medical condition to medical malpractice.

How can you tell if you’ve been victimized by avoidable medical errors?

Signs that you’ve been subjected to medical malpractice

There are several signs of medical malpractice. Here are some that you shouldn’t be so quick to write off:

  • Your medical provider didn’t properly inform you of the procedure you underwent and the risks associated with it.
  • Despite receiving treatment, your symptoms continue to persist and perhaps even worsen.
  • You suspect that your doctor had the opportunity to catch your diagnosis earlier than they did.
  • You experience unexpected swelling or bleeding after surgery, which could be signs of surgical error or infection.
  • Your doctor is hesitant to answer questions about your lingering or worsening symptoms, or they attempt to minimize them.
  • You gain a second opinion that vastly differs from that of your initial treating doctor.

If you experience any of these issues, you shouldn’t shrug them off as part of the medical care and recovery processes. Instead, you should dig deeper to see if you can get to the truth of what happened to you, which could be medical malpractice.

Hold negligent medical providers accountable

Medical professionals should strive to do no harm to their patients. When they do hurt those individuals they treat, they need to be held accountable. But that will happen only if victims like you stand up and fight for what is right. So, if you’re ready to advocate for an outcome that’s just, then now is the time to start building your medical malpractice case.