Gaps in your medical treatment can be problematic if you are trying to make an injury case.
Can you hear it now, “How hurt is Mr. X if he was missing all these appointments?”
To take it a step further, in a medical malpractice case, the person suing the doctor is usually alleging that the doctor did something wrong to them, thereby causing their injury.
If the person suing the doctor never went to scheduled treatment and appointments, the doctor is going to have strong argument that the patient is the one who caused his or her injury, and not the doctor.
In the above medical malpractice scenario, an argument of contributory negligence on the part of the patient is more than likely going happen.
Under Maryland law, if you are even 1% responsible for your injury you cannot recover.
The best thing that one can do if they find themselves having to miss a scheduled appointment is to call the doctor’s office and reschedule.
The fact that you rescheduled the appointment will be placed in your records.
This will help you in your injury case because even though you may have had to miss an appointment, you rescheduled and got the needed treatment.
Your attorney will then be able to use this information to help form arguments in support of your injury.
To learn more about the injury and medical malpractice process here in Maryland this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
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We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.