Have You Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Have You Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Many times after patients seek medical treatment the outcome is not what they expected. This may occur when their health fails to improve as they believe it should, or an injury is slow to heal, or as the result surgical is not as positive as they thought it would be. But when does a poor outcome constitute medical malpractice?

Although it's always best to consult with an experienced California medical malpractice attorney if you believe you may have been harmed as the result of medical negligence, a few common signs exist that may be indicative of medical malpractice.

For example, one sign that may point to medical malpractice is that the prescribed treatment is not working as predicted, and that your condition is not improving – and may even be worsening. This may be a sign that your doctor either failed to diagnose, or misdiagnosed, your ailment.

Another issue that can arise is an "over-diagnosis" of a condition, which may lead to unnecessary treatments and surgeries. This many occur when a doctor uses only basic lab tests to diagnose a serious condition.

Further, a rushed appointment with a doctor who doesn't seem to pay attention to your needs, or the failure to follow up as promised, may be a sign of medical negligence.

Additionally – medical malpractice may be involved if a doctor makes an error during treatment or surgery, and this leads to additional pain/harm.

Many signs exist that may indicate medical malpractice has occurred. Because each situation is different and involves a variety of factors, it is critical to contact a skilled San Diego medical malpractice lawyer if you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by your physician or other health care provider's conduct.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact the experienced San Diego personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate appointment.


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