3 Things You Want to Know About Medical Malpractice

The team with Glotzer & Kobren want you to be informed when it comes to medical malpractice and if it’s directly affecting your life, or the life of someone you may know.

3 things you should know about medical malpractice include:

  1. How do you determine if someone is a victim of medical malpractice?
    • Sometimes a medical professional will tell a patient that their injury stems from a previous health-care provider to try and shift blame off themselves. A quick apology can be another sign. Insurance companies typically want to settle with an injured person before they know the extent of their injury so they don’t have time to hire an attorney who would get them more money in their settlement. It is important to note than many experienced medical malpractice attorneys won’t take on cases unless the injury and damage is documented, and reviewed by an expert.
  2. What can a patient do to lessen the chance of medical malpractice?
    • Patients should be very proactive about their medical care. Research your condition or symptoms and document what you find, and always ask a lot of questions or ask a health care professional what kind of questions you should ask. Don’t allow yourself to be intimated by the medical world, always speak up and be a voice for your own health.
  3. What to do if you think you’ve been subject to medical malpractice?
    • Contact an experienced malpractice attorney. The attorney should review all the details of your case with thorough attention to detail to see if there is a possibility of taking on the case. Have your attorney look into the deadlines in which lawsuits must be filed if you are unsure. These dates differ depending on the state the malpractice occurred.

We know it can be scary if you think you’re being subject to medical malpractice or if you know someone who may be. Glotzer & Kobren wants to help you gain the justice you deserve. Reach out today.