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Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

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A medical professional has one job: to make you feel better. While you trust your medical care provider, there are times things can go wrong. For example, look at the Joan Rivers case: a routine procedure led to her death.

Reckless care provided by a physician can result in a medical malpractice case. But, not all physician errors are something you can sue over; therefore, it is best to speak to medical malpractice attorney.

When is the right time to call an attorney? Contact a medical malpractice attorney if:

Errors Occurred During Your Surgery

Surgeries are not always successful – and an unsuccessful surgery does not always qualify as medical malpractice. But, if the surgeon performed the surgery using unsafe precautions or incorrectly, you may be able to sue them. This can include instances where the surgeon operated on the wrong part of the body.

Medication and Prescription Errors

Hospitalizations in the United States often occur because of prescription medication errors. If you were prescribed an unsafe dosage or your physician prescribed something that directly interacts with life-saving medication you are taking, your attorney may be able to sue them for their actions.

Privacy Violations

Medical practitioners and their staff are required to keep your personal information safe. If they shared medical records or their systems were electronically breached, you will want to consult an attorney for that privacy violation.

Death Due to a Failed Medical Procedure

If a loved one passes away because of the negligence of a practitioner during a medical procedure, you need an attorney. Keep in mind, however, that the physician must have acted negligent to be sued. A family member who dies while under a physician’s care, and the physician did everything within their abilities, is not worthy of a lawsuit.

Delivery or Prenatal Care Errors

If your child dies or is born with defects because of your physician’s failure to act, then you can consult a medical malpractice attorney. For example, your physician did not do the regular testing to ensure you had a healthy baby; such as the Down Syndrome Test.

Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney

Whether you or a loved one was injured because of the actions of your healthcare provider, you need an attorney. Contact West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at Fetterman & Associates, PA for a free consultation. We will evaluate your case and can tell you right away if it qualifies for medical malpractice.

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