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Our Simple 3-Step Process to Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can seem intimidating, but our experienced legal team makes it easy to take action if you've suffered due to a medical error. We've streamlined the process into three straightforward steps so you know exactly what to expect. Contact us today to begin your no-obligation review.
Step 1: Contact our office for a free consultation
Speak with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss your case and determine if medical malpractice may have occurred.
Step 2: Gather your medical records
Request copies of all records, test results, scans, surgical reports, and notes from the doctor(s) and hospital related to the alleged error.
Step 3: Review your case with our attorneys
We will carefully examine your records to identify issues and build your strongest case. If malpractice is found, we'll help seek the compensation you deserve.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Errors made during surgery such as leaving surgical tools or materials inside the patient's body, performing the wrong procedure, or injuring organs and tissues.
- Mistakes during surgery.
Giving a patient the wrong medication, dosage, or failing to monitor drug interactions can lead to harmful side effects or complications.
- Giving wrong meds.
Failing to properly diagnose a medical condition or injury, or delaying diagnosis, can allow an illness to worsen without proper treatment.
- Failing to diagnose properly.
Providing medical care or treatment that falls below the accepted standard, such as not following up on test results or ignoring signs of complications.
- Providing the wrong treatment to patient
Lack of informed consent
Not fully explaining a medical procedure, risks, alternatives, or obtaining permission for treatment.
- Any procedure done without your knowledge or consent
What to Do if You've Experienced Malpractice
Gather your medical records
Request copies of all records, such as test results, scans, operative notes, the discharge summaries, and if possible the documentation of your treatment and recovery.
Having your full file will be crucial for your medical malpractice attorney to evaluate your case.
Consult with a medical malpractice attorney.
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
An experienced attorney can review your records and help determine if you may have a case for negligence or malpractice.
Document your damages
Keep careful records of all medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering due to your injury.
Your attorneys here at Gregory McMillan and Associates will need evidence of how the alleged malpractice financially and physically impacted your life.
Consider an expert medical review
For some cases, your attorney may request a separate doctor examines your records and offers their expert opinion. This is what our firm does for you.
This medical evaluation could confirm if substandard care occurred.
Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor
When meeting with your doctor, come prepared with questions. Understanding the cause of your condition and treatment plan is important for managing your health.
What caused my medical issue and what are the treatment options?
The cause and treatment options.
What lifestyle changes or restrictions will I need to follow?
Any lifestyle changes or activity restrictions during recovery.
Are there any clinical trials or research studies related to my condition that I could participate in?
What is the expected recovery time and prognosis?
The expected recovery time and long-term outlook.