Injured by a Doctor: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights
We all trust our doctors and hospitals to heal us when we are sick or injured. We don’t go to them to become sicker or more injured, but unfortunately this does happen sometimes. And when it does happen, the patient has certain legal rights and it is important that he or she takes every step possible to protect those rights. In this post, we will outline the important steps you need to take if you are ever injured by a doctor or hospital staff member.
Contact a Qualified Medical Malpractice Attorney
The first step to protecting your legal rights and obtaining the full monetary compensation you deserve is to consult with a qualified medical malpractice attorney. An experienced attorney can review the facts of your case and discuss with you your best options for effectively dealing with the situation at hand. Once the doctor or hospital learns about the medical error that caused you additional injury or harm, they will be prepared to respond to you via legal counsel. It is therefore imperative that you have an aggressive attorney on your side to to ensure that you are rightfully compensated for your injuries.
Identify All Possible Parties
Sometimes the doctor may not be the only medical professional who has caused your injuries. It is possible that other health care professionals, such as an anesthesiologist or x-ray technician, may be responsible for the negligence that resulted in your additional injuries.
Gather Sufficient Evidence to Support Your Claim
Medical malpractice cases are complex cases and can often be difficult to prove. Therefore, it is vitally important that you make sure you have sufficient evidence to support your claim against a doctor or hospital. You must be able to prove that the medical error or negligence caused you additional harm. You must also be able to prove that the injury was indeed caused by some type of medical negligence and was not a known risk of the procedure or treatment your healthcare professional provided. In addition to this, you will need to find an expert witness (who is often a doctor with a similar background as the one that you are filing a suit against) to explain how the error resulted in your injury.
Call a Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Vahdat & Aboudi is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has been harmed or injured by the negligence of a doctor or hospital, you deserve justice and you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more. Call us at (888) 523-1698 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys today.