Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston discusses what you can do if you think that your doctor has recently made an error, be it a surgical error, some type of misdiagnosis, etc… in your case but you don’t want to speak with a Maryland attorney right away.
You think that your doctor has just made an error but you don’t want to bring in a lawyer right away. With that said, you don’t want to close the door to possibly talking with a lawyer later down the line. Do you want to know what is one of the things you can do, regardless of whether you have an attorney or not?
What you can do is begin to request your medical records from your procedure or treatment. This is a great way for you to get a better understanding of what happened in your situation. To get the ball rolling on this process you are going to have to make a request of the records in writing with the doctor’s office or hospital.
In many instances they have forms for you fill out to get the process going. One word of caution, you may want to find out how much it will be process your request because you will have to come out of pocket more than likely to get these records. If there are a lot of records and you can only afford some of them, you may want to see if you can get copies of the surgical notes if a surgery was performed, discharge summary if there was a hospital stay, or any types of records or notes preceding the procedure.
Oh, one more thing. If you do request these records, don’t tell the medical professional that you are getting these records because they will be hearing from your lawyer. You don’t want to make things too complicated for yourself. Regardless of whether you hire a lawyer or not, having your records will give you a better understanding of what happened in your case.
If you want to speak to someone about your possible Maryland medical malpractice case, pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. If email works better send me an email at medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace the “at” with @. We write the email like this to combat email spammers). We would be glad to hear your story.