Knowing when to reach out to a medical malpractice attorney can be a challenging call for some people. Because a death or serious injury often surrounds these cases, thinking clear to make this determination can be a challenge for some. Since each person’s case is different it is hard to create a bright line one size fit all rule for everyone.
With that said, here are three instances in which we are generally called in these types of situations with the first one being a death while in the hospital. When a person walks into the hospital, especially under their own power, and dies while in the hospital, many families look to medical malpractice attorneys for an investigation.
The second instance in which we are contacted is when there is some type of surgical error. A surgical that is not repaired is a situation in which medical malpractice attorneys focus on, especially during open procedures where the surgeon is able to see all the organs and tissue.
Lastly, where a misdiagnoses occurs, especially some form of cancer, usually breast cancer. When a misdiagnosis occurs and the patient had a 51% or more chance of beating the cancer had the doctor not made an error in the diagnosis, is a case in which a medical malpractice attorney may be able to help.
If you or a loved one has any of the above going on, or something else which is causing to think you need to reach out go a medical malpractice attorney, we advise you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.