3 Commonly Asked Medical Malpractice Questions
- We appreciate seeing the decline in medical malpractice claims over the last two decades and applaud the medical profession for the advancements and safe guards created for better patient safety.
- But not everything has been fixed. And when a physician or medical staff does not perform up to professional standards, legal accountability becomes absolutely necessary.
- We created a short list of three common medical malpractice questions for our readers and provided a review of how you can find out more information about a doctor’s claims, how to identify your health concern as malpractice, and where a misdiagnose falls into play with a such claim.
- If you aren’t able to review the entire article and believe a healthcare professional or medical doctor has made an error that caused injury to you, stay patient while you talk with your doctor and be prepared to collect any and all medical related information. After that, you want to contact a local medical malpractice lawyer. Make sure that you have legal consultation prior to signing anything with your provider or their insurance company.
3 Medical Malpractice Questions Commonly Asked
It’s nice to know we aren’t living through the medical malpractice crisis that was prevalent more than two decades ago. Sure, tort reform has contributed to lower amounts of claims but the manageable numbers could also mean that doctors and supporting technologies are simply providing safer care.
What we do know for sure though is that some health care providers and medical practitioners are still negligent. These acts usually occur during the treatment of a medical condition or are due to the professional not conforming to an accepted standard of care. To get a better understanding of medical malpractice, here are three questions we commonly receive.
- How do I know if my doctor has a been involved in a medical malpractice claim?
It’s smart to do some research before a visit with any health care professional. A simple Google search may provide you with all the details you need even. You can also visit the Patient’s Compensation Fund (PCF). This is a database listing of participating Indiana physicians and information regarding any of their medical malpractice suits. You can access the database and look up physicians in various ways, including by the health care provider’s name.
- My surgery didn’t go the way I had hoped and I am wondering who is at fault?
It remains very important to understand that some surgical errors and medical mistakes are caused by negligence and carelessness, while others are simply unpreventable complications that occur in a certain percentage of cases. If you suffered from serious surgical complications, it is vital for you to gather the facts and determine why the complications took place and whether or not a doctor, nurse, or hospital was to blame for the issue. Then take your evidence and information to a medical malpractice attorney.
- That is not what was really wrong with me and I was misdiagnosed. Is my healthcare provider or doctor to blame?
If an Indiana doctor has misdiagnosed an illness or condition – and that misdiagnosis harmed your health – you may very well have a medical malpractice case. A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong treatment for your ailment as well as a delay in receiving the right treatment – two medical mistakes that can prove to be extremely harmful or even deadly. In some cases, a misdiagnosis may take place because of doctor negligence, misread medical tests, mixed up medical tests, or the failure to order the correct medical tests.
Connect with a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Some states, including Indiana, have imposed laws that cap or limit the maximum amount of money an individual can recover in a medical malpractice suit. When you meet with us to discuss your medical malpractice claim, we will discuss current laws and limitations.
Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese can handle your medical malpractice claim with years of experience and proven results. Call (888) 204-8440 for your free consultation.