Accidents occur every day in New York, as is the case throughout the United States. Sadly, it only takes a minor error on the part of one person for others to be put at risk of serious injuries or worse. Unfortunately, this can be more impactful when the person making the mistake is a medical professional. While some errors may be quickly and easily resolved others can result in serious harm to the patient and could also exacerbate any existing conditions they might have.
There are many ways something could go wrong if your doctors do not take the necessary care. Misdiagnosis is a common problem as is errors with prescriptions. Meanwhile, errors during surgery can cause severe and lasting damage while also posing a risk of infection.
As this article on medical negligence explains, there are several documents that may be useful to pass on to your attorney as they could help your case. These include any medical and mental health records, details of your insurance, information about any prescriptions along with invoices for any medical treatment since the incident. If you have lost wages as a result of the malpractice, it can also be helpful to provide details of this to your attorney.
If you have been harmed as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, do not be afraid to stand up for your rights and seek justice. You should not have to pay the price for their mistake. Although taking legal action can seem like a lot to think about while you are recovering from your experience, a successful claim may relieve some of the financial burden from your injuries. An attorney should be able to advise you about the best course of action to take and may also be willing to support you in building your case and pursuing the compensation you deserve.