What Should I Do If I Suspect Medical Malpractice?
Many patients in New York are faced with a dilemma. They know they are unwell and they feel like they should trust their doctor’s judgment. However, they also feel that their condition is getting worse, not better, or that the diagnosis simply does not seem right. Without any medical expertise, however, it can be hard to challenge the opinions of the professionals helping you. Unfortunately, if you have been misdiagnosed, this could have a serious impact on your recovery.
Seek A Second Medical Opinion
If you are unhappy with your treatment or diagnosis, it is usually wise to seek a second opinion. If nothing else, it should give you some peace of mind. While most medical professionals work hard to ensure that patients receive the best care, a few are inefficient, negligent or simply bad at their jobs. If you suspect your doctor or another medical professional has breached his or her duty of care, you might want to consider filing a malpractice lawsuit.
Document The Process And Obtain Medical Records
It is important to document every stage of the process, from the dates of your diagnosis and treatment to the point at which you realized something was wrong and any further developments after that. There are time limits on medical malpractice claims and if you miss the window, you may be unable to receive compensation regardless of the merit of your claim.
Contact Our Firm To Discuss Your Options
If you are unhappy with how you have been treated by your doctors or other professionals, you may benefit from the advice of an attorney with Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum in New York City. We can advise you on what to do next and whether you are likely to be successful if you decide to take legal action against those responsible.