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Steps to take after being hurt by medical malpractice

On Behalf of | May 20, 2024 | Medical Malpractice

If you’ve been injured by medical neglect, then you might feel overwhelmed and uncertain of where to turn for help. Your physical injuries can be excruciatingly painful, your mental well-being can be negatively impacted, and your financial stability can be devastated. While all of that can leave you feeling like you’re being crushed, there may be a way to lift the burden from your shoulders and maximize your chances of securing a sense of justice and recovering the compensation you deserve. But how do you get started?

Steps to take after being harmed by medical malpractice

There’s a lot to do if you intend to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Breaking it into manageable pieces can alleviate your stress. You can start by doing the following:

  • Seek out care from a new provider: You don’t want to stick with your own provider after being injured. After all, they might try to treat you in a way or enter information into your medical records that attempts to shield themselves from liability.
  • Follow recommendations: When you seek care from a new provider, be sure to follow that doctor’s recommendations. Otherwise, you might be accused of having injuries that are less severe than you claim.
  • Document everything: Capturing the true extent of your injuries is crucial in a medical malpractice case. By writing everything down, you have a better opportunity to portray the real impact medical malpractice has had on your life.
  • Gather documentary evidence: Before meeting with your attorney, you should create a file that contains your medical records, your written accounts, and any relevant photographs. That way you’re prepared to show what’s been done to you and how it’s in violation of the law.

Be proactive in building your medical malpractice case

We know it’s hard to think about legal action when you’re suffering from the harm caused to you by medical malpractice. But this isn’t a process that you have to shoulder alone. So, think through what you need to be successful in your medical malpractice case and diligently seek it out.