The Beginning of a Malpractice Lawsuit: The First Steps

by | Jun 17, 2016 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice |

When you’re ready to file a medical malpractice claim, you need to
know how to start. Your attorney will help you gather the documents and
information you need to make sure your claim is taken seriously.

The first thing you have to do is to contact the medical professional involved
in the incident you want to claim for. If the doctor or nurse, dentist
or other professional is willing to work to correct the issue, then this
can be a benefit you don’t want to overlook. You can also talk to
the medical professional to find out what happened and why he or she came
to the conclusions about your care that he or she did.

If that isn’t helpful in your situation, you can reach out to the
medical licensing board responsible for the license of your medical professional.
The licensing board can’t make a doctor or other professional compensate
you for your injuries, but it can take away a license or issue warnings
about the care the medical professional provided.

If that doesn’t help, then it’s time to work with your attorney
to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations kicks in. You typically
have only a few years to file a claim before you will be unable to claim
for your injuries. The time limit is in place to prevent patients from
filing claims many years after an injury is discovered.

Your attorney can help you get additional support from local medical doctors
and specialists who can talk to the court and testify as to why your treatment
didn’t go as planned. With the right help, you can prove that your
injuries are a direct result of the medical provider’s failures.


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