Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to hospital negligence? Check out these 3 medical malpractice tips, then call our attorneys now.
Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice
Sometimes I’m asked, “What do I do if I think my doctor may have caused further injury to me?” It’s critically important, number one, to get proper medicine. If you’re injured by your doctor, go see another doctor to find out what can be done to make your situation better. The next important thing is that you go see an attorney who has experience with these types of cases. Oftentimes, there are volumes of medical records that we need to pour through to navigate the intricacies of the medicine to see whether or not a doctor or the hospital made some mistakes that resulted in your injury, so it’s important that you do that.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Fees
Sometimes I’m asked, “How much does a lawyer cost in the context of a medical malpractice case?” Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. What that means is that if we don’t make a recovery for you, we don’t get paid. Along the way, by the way, we’re paying money to prosecute the case; we’re hiring witnesses, we’re taking depositions, we’re paying filing fees, and none of that is chargeable to the client if we don’t make a recovery.
Preventing Medical Negligence
Our firm is focused on safety. The work that we do here, where we hold negligent doctors accountable, is fundamentally for the purpose of all of us living in a safer society. Along with that goal of a safe society, we routinely counsel our clients about how to make sure that they can avoid injury in medical settings. If it’s in a hospital setting or anything else, what I tell my clients is be your own advocate, and do not ever take your hands off the steering wheel. You have to be the person, or sometimes if it’s on behalf of a loved one, making sure that there is appropriate care being administered for the situation.
A lot of us really find ourselves feeling kind of like it’s not our place to speak out in medical settings, but doctors and all medical care professionals really owe it to each patient to be able to communicate what the situation is and also to advise every patient about the potential risks. Only if there’s full communication and there’s diligence on the part of a patient can there be efforts undertaken to avoid injury that could occur in a medical setting.
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