We go to doctors when we don’t feel good and trust them to help us heal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen and they end up making it worse. Here’s what you should look out for to see if you might have grounds to sue for yourself or a loved one based off of medical malpractice:
In the broadest sense, medical malpractice is when you have been harmed due to the negligence of a healthcare professional. For medical malpractice to be claimed, your healthcare professional must have failed to take the same “standard of care” as another doctor would have done in their place. These people could be doctors, nurses, dentists, or any other medical worker.
For a solid case, you must be able to prove that the healthcare provider had a legal duty to improve your previous health, and that the subsequent injury was a direct cause of their care.
It’s important to note that if there were any witnesses to this negligence, you should ask them to testify for you during the case. (You should also try to get their testimony in writing as well.)
This can be very difficult to prove, which is why we always recommend getting a medical malpractice attorney. We know your pain is not something to be taken lightly, which is why we usually offer in-hospital visits from Tad Morlan to hear from you personally.
If you or your loved one has been subject to errors made in surgery, misdiagnose, or prescribed the wrong medication, call Tad Morlan for assistance.