Medical Malpractice

Signs You Need to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Doctors and medical practitioners have a legal and ethical duty to provide proper medical care to you and your family. These professionals are expected to meet a certain standard of care, including training, knowledge, and skills to diagnose and treat patients appropriately.

However, medical professionals may sometimes fail to meet the expected standard of medical care, leading to a breach of duty. If your doctor breaches this duty and causes harm to you or your loved one, they may be liable for medical malpractice.

If you suspect you or a family member has been a victim of medical negligence in San Diego, you should hire a medical malpractice attorney for legal advice. Here are a few signs that you should talk to a San Diego medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible:

A Routine Procedure Goes Wrong

You may have a ground for legal recourse if your doctor commits a surgical error, such as leaving an object inside the body or wrong site surgery. If you experience injuries or complications following a routine medical procedure, you should consult a medical malpractice attorney immediately. Routine medical procedures can include physical examinations, vaccinations, x-rays, and colonoscopies. 

You Changed Medications and Experienced Unusual Side Effects

Your doctor should advise you when switching medications and involve you in the decision-making process regarding medication changes. They should explain the reasons for the change, highlighting potential risks, benefits, and side effects of the new medications.

The doctor should provide clear instructions on how to properly transition from one medication to another, including timing and dosage adjustments. Any strange reactions to medication could indicate your doctor negligently committing a medication error.

Childbirth Complications

Medical negligence during delivery can cause defects and limitations that can last a lifetime for you or your child. If a healthcare professional’s negligence during childbirth has resulted in injuries to you or developmental issues to your baby, a medical malpractice attorney can help you seek compensation for the damages suffered.

Receiving An Incorrect Initial Diagnosis:

While medical professionals may have varying opinions, getting a shocking second opinion from your doctor should raise concerns. In this case, you should seek further investigation to determine if the other medical provider was professionally negligent.

A medical malpractice attorney can help investigate your case, hold the responsible parties accountable, and assist you in seeking compensation for the damages incurred.

Contact a San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Medical malpractice cases can be complex, requiring a deep understanding of medical laws and procedures. At The Law Office of Elliott Kanter, we will guide you throughout the claim process to ensure you recover the rightful compensation for your damages. Get in touch with us online or call (619) 231-1883 to speak with Elliott Kanter, our lead medical malpractice attorney, and let us handle your case.

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