How Do You Know If You Were You A Victim Of Medical Malpractice?

After experiencing a surgical complication, having a diagnosis go undetected or suffering an unanticipated result, many people wonder “did my doctor make a mistake?” Getting answers is never easy. At Richards & Richards, LLP we will help you get to the bottom of the situation.

Signs that you may have been a victim of medical malpractice include:

  • Not improving — Failing to improve is the most basic evidence that something may have been wrong with the medical care you received.
  • Requiring a second surgery/further treatment — Additional surgeries or courses of treatment can be clear evidence that something went wrong the first time. An additional surgery may be necessary to correct an issue from the first surgery. Having to undergo another type of treatment may be necessary if the initial diagnosis was not correct.
  • Being transferred to another doctor — Were you unexpectedly transferred to another doctor’s care? Did your doctor remain involved with your care? Your doctor may be trying to disassociate from you.
  • Diagnosis based solely on lab tests — Often lab test results do not provide a complete picture of what a patient is experiencing. The only responsible course of action for a doctor is to talk with the patient about what he or she is going through.
  • Common tests were skipped — Many conditions have certain diagnostic tests that should be done. If you were never given a common test for your condition, vital information may have been missed.
  • You were not informed of the risks — Doctors have a duty to inform their patients of the various risks they face. When they fail to inform their patients about those risks and harm occurs, it may be malpractice.

We Can Help You Identify Medical Malpractice

One of the essential tools to securing compensation for those who have been harmed by medical malpractice is to quickly identify that it happened. Medical malpractice cases can be complex, so the sooner your attorney can begin work on building your case, the better.

For help, call 412-261-2620 or
contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis — you will not be charged attorneys fees until we obtain compensation on your behalf.