You think that you may be the victim of medical malpractice, what should you do? First we would ask what makes you think something went wrong.
Did you recently have a surgery or other procedure performed? If that is the case, a person typically knows his or her body and can tell if something might be wrong.
What if it is a situation where you went to the doctor and with complaints and the doctor either did nothing or the diagnosis does not give you any relief. How would you know whether or not you are the victim of medical malpractice?
The first thing that you should do if you suspect that you may be the victim of medical malpractice is to get a copy of your medical records. (You should be requesting a copy of the records anyway to add to your personal notes).
The next thing that you can do is get a second opinion from another doctor. The second doctor can tell you if he or she suspects whether something the first doctor did was below the standard.
However, do not be upset if the second doctor either won’t treat you or will not respond in any way regarding what the first doctor either did or diagnosed.
After getting or attempting to get a second opinion and if you have remaining questions, contact a medical malpractice attorney. Be sure to provide the attorney with a copy of your records.
The records can be examined to determine if the doctor failed to diagnose, misdiagnosed, or made some other medical error resulting in harm to you or a loved one.
If you would like to speak with someone regarding whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Maryland, or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.