You went to a hospital, or a clinic, or saw a physician at home. Wherever you got it, you received medical treatment. But the result wasn’t something that made you feel better. In fact, the treatment actually made you feel worse. Perhaps you feel you’ve been injured, either physically or psychologically. Perhaps you feel that your road to recovery has been hindered.
It’s possible that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice. But it’s not always that easy to tell. After all, not too many people can claim they felt better immediately after treatment. A lot of legitimate and correctly-prescribed treatments do have some nasty side effects. Medical malpractice is something different. It’s something that results in a worsening of your condition, or an emergence of a new one, as a result of a medical mistake.
It’s estimated that nearly 100,000 Americans a year die as a result of medical mistakes. It’s worth remembering that, as big as that number is, it’s actually a very small number of patients. It’s less than 1% of people who get medical treatment every year. Still, it needs to be taken seriously. This article will help you determine if you’ve suffered from medical malpractice.
You need to have had suffered the negative effects
One of the most common medical mistakes is a prescription error. Perhaps you were prescribed something completely different to what the doctor should have prescribed. (Based on their own assessment.) Maybe they told you to take more than you should have. In any case, medical malpractice can only be claimed if you were injured as a result. If it was noticed before anything serious occurred, then it won’t be considered malpractice. Read more about prescription errors at http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55234.
Understanding the metrics
How exactly can a medical professional be judged in these circumstances? I think we can all say we’ve been given treatment that didn’t make us better and made us feel worse. But the court won’t just take that as the criteria. The question becomes this: Did the professional act in accordance with other competent professionals? Did experts in the same region take the same sort of action? If the answer to these questions is a “yes”, the court is unlikely to rule it as medical malpractice.
Getting legal advice
As much as I’d loved to tell you that this article has all the articles… Well, it kinda doesn’t. It can be more difficult that some make out for medical malpractice to be determined or dismissed. Really, the best thing you can do is consult with a lawyer in the field. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you take the right action. Read more at https://www.injurylawyer.com/new-jersey/medical-malpractice/.
Recovering from medical malpractice
When your injury is the result of medical treatment, then you could be in an awkward position. After all, how can you be sure the person treating you for that injury won’t just make things worse? If you start to suffer fears of medical treatment, you may want to seek professional help. Outside of that, all I can do is entreat you to continue to seek medical treatment. It’s unlikely to happen to you twice! Read more about keeping healthy at http://www.girlyblogger.com/category/health-hacks/.