So you suspect that there was a problem with your last surgery but you don’t know what the problem could be and you don’t know where to begin. Do you want help in finding the right direction?
We were contacted by a patient a few months who suspected that a subsequent hospital stay after the patient’s surgery was due to being injured internally during the surgery. The patient had a gut feeling but wasn’t certain and couldn’t get any answers from their current team of doctors or nurses.
We advised the patient to begin retrieving all of their medical records, because the patient was not sure if they wanted to hire a lawyer right away. Remember when you request your medical records don’t mention second opinion or lawyer/attorney. Don’t mention anything that could put the first medical staff on alert. There is more on stealthily obtaining your medical records in other videos of ours.
This patient received their medical records and made an appointment to see a new doctor to review not only the medical records but to also re-examine the patient. The second doctor did find that mistakes were made by the first doctor. Remember in Maryland in order to even pursue any claim for medical error or surgical mistake a doctor must go on record and state that the first doctor fell below the standard of care.
So why am I telling you this today because you may have a gut feeling that something is just not right and you too aren’t getting the answers that you need from your current medical team. Here is what you do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. Or if you want to send me an email instead, email me at medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace the “at” with @). We answer questions like yours all the time regarding medical malpractice issues.