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How can I tell if I have a medical malpractice claim?

On Behalf of | Jan 16, 2016 | Medical Malpractice

Medical procedures and doctor visits almost always carry with them some measure of risk, especially if an invasive surgery is involved. No matter how much experience or care a doctor has going into a situation, every case is different, and there will almost always be some possibility of something going wrong or unexpected circumstances arising. Something as simple as prescribing a medication to which you are allergic, or something as complex as surgery complications could lead to additional health risks. All of these can lead you to wonder if your doctor was negligent.

The truth is that not all injuries suffered during a surgical procedure or caused by a prescription are instances of medical malpractice. Because everyone is different, it is impossible to tell what will and will not work for any given person, but doctors almost always do their best. Sometimes, injuries still occur, and if you have suffered an injury related to a medical procedure, you are probably considering the possibility of a medical malpractice claim.

In order to have a better idea of how valid your claim is, it is in your best interests to meet with an attorney who is familiar with medical malpractice laws in your state. Many of the best doctors in the world practice here in New York, but that does not mean they are impervious to fault. Sometimes injuries are an unfortunate accident or side effect, but sometimes they are truly cases of doctors failing to exert the level of care and precision that they should have.

If you have suffered an injury or ailment of any kind in relation to a medical visit or procedure, do not hesitate to meet with an attorney. A legal expert can examine your case and let you know your chances of recovering compensation, helping you prove that your case was an instance of medical malpractice and not just another unfortunate accident.