Do You Think You Were Injured Because of a Doctor’s Mistake?
Are you in pain and think it’s because your doctor made a mistake?
Maybe you woke up after an operation, and you’ve been sore for days or weeks. And when you went back to your doctor’s office for an explanation, your gut told you that something wasn’t adding up. And then you went to another doctor, who said the first doctor treated you for the wrong illness or disease.
Or maybe the side effects from your operation are a lot more severe than you were told, and when you spoke with another healthcare professional, you learned that your procedure was a lot riskier than you were told as well.
Maybe you had were rushed to the emergency room for an emergency procedure because your doctor’s office took forever to follow up with the tests needed to figure out what was wrong with you?
If any of the unfortunate scenarios above describe you, you may be the victim of medical malpractice. And you may be able to be compensated for your physical injuries, hardship, loss of income, and both past and future medical bills.
It’s not easy for most people to determine what exactly constitutes a medical malpractice case because you have to know enough about medicine and medical procedures to understand when a doctor or other healthcare professional was at fault. Sometimes even if a medical procedure is performed flawlessly, the patient suffers unexpectedly. So you have to be able to tell the difference between a bad health outcome and a medical error.
You also have to prove that the mistake directly resulted in additional injury. Sometimes, when patients have multiple illnesses, it can be challenging to prove that your pain was caused by a healthcare professional’s error, rather than it being a side effect of a different condition you have.
And you have to be able to pinpoint the exact cause of the mistake. When you’re going in for surgery, for example, there are multiple healthcare professionals — doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and others — who play a role in your operation. In medical malpractice cases, you have to be able to figure out precisely who was at fault, which is difficult, if not impossible, for you, as a patient with no medical training, to do.
Not every lawyer can tell you whether you were indeed a victim of medical malpractice. Even fewer lawyers can also successfully negotiate a settlement or win damages at trial to cover the costs of your pain and suffering. You need hard-working and experienced lawyers with a winning record of these cases in the North Charleston, SC area.
Duffy Law Firm knows how to diagnose and treat medical malpractice cases. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome, so you don’t have to suffer anymore. Call us today for a consultation.