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When Do You Need To Hire A Medical Malpractice Attorney?

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Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a medical or health care professional compromises on providing the basic medical standard care in terms of diagnosis, treatment, or health management. As a result, it leads to injury to a patient. In such a situation, hiring a medical malpractice attorney can help you get your compensation for the wrong done to you by health care professionals. Here are a few ways mentioned in which you need a medical malpractice attorney by your side. 

1. Standard Care Is Compromised

One of the medical malpractices under the law is the negligence of the provision of standard care to a patient that would be provided to another patient going through similar circumstances. If you have been a victim of this negligence you can file for medical malpractice claim for the negligence of healthcare professionals. 

In addition, as a result of this negligence from healthcare professionals, you have to have an injury or significant damage to claim medical malpractice. 

2. Failure To Diagnose 

If you have been misdiagnosed by your healthcare professional and have faced serious consequences then you are liable to hire a personal injury lawyer for wrong diagnosis and wrong treatment that has affected your health. 

In addition, misreading or ignoring laboratory results and diagnosing wrong is also considered an example of medical malpractice. 

3. Improper Medication Or Dosage

It sometimes happens that improper medication is prescribed for disease or symptoms resulting in severe reactions in patients. Also, increased dosage than standard dosage can also lead to several health complications in a patient. 

In either case, under law, negligence is considered medical malpractice that compromised the health of a patient. In such a case, hiring a medical malpractice lawyer can help you with the case and get your rightful claim for the damage. 

4. Premature Discharge From Hospital 

Sometimes patients are discharged from the hospital even in critical conditions just to make more room for other patients. In that case, if a patient’s health is aggravated badly the hospital will be responsible for the consequences. 

You can hire an attorney right away if you feel you have been discharged although you needed medical care. And later your health deteriorates, you are liable for personal injury claims. 

5. Not informing Probable Risks Of A Procedure

If a doctor fails to inform you of the risks and consequences of a procedure or surgery and later you face them, then you are liable for medical malpractice claim by all means. This is because if you knew the risks earlier, you might not have opted for the procedure in the first place. 

Doctors need to take consent of patients in doing procedures and surgeries to make sure they have the consent of the patient. In such a situation, where the patient’s consent is not taken or he’s not informed of probable risks, hiring a medical malpractice attorney can help you with getting your claim. 

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