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3 signs you may have suffered medical negligence

On Behalf of | May 5, 2024 | Medical Malpractice

Medical service providers are bound by oath to provide care that meets the standards expected within their profession. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen and when they occur because a care provider’s approach has fallen below these accepted standards, the situation in question may constitute medical negligence.

If you are a victim of medical negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the harm and losses you have suffered. Here are some signs that you have suffered medical negligence.

Unexpected complications

If you experience unexpected complications following a medical procedure, particularly those that are not typically associated with the treatment or procedure, it could be indicative of medical negligence. Operation room mistakes such as operating on the wrong site, retaining surgical instruments inside the body or performing the wrong procedure altogether, are clear examples of negligence that can lead to unexpected complications and harm to the patient.

Wrong diagnosis

Getting diagnosed with the wrong medical condition can have serious implications for your health and well-being. If you have been misdiagnosed by a medical professional, it may delay necessary treatment or result in you receiving treatment for a condition you do not have. This can lead to worsening symptoms, unnecessary procedures or medications and potentially irreversible damage to your health. Misdiagnosis can happen for many reasons, including inadequate medical evaluation, misinterpretation of test results or failure to consider all possible differential diagnoses.

Dismissive treatment by your doctor

If your doctor dismisses your concerns or symptoms without conducting a thorough examination or investigation, it could be a sign of medical negligence. Effective medical care requires attentive listening and careful consideration of the patient’s complaints and medical history. Dismissing a patient’s concerns without proper evaluation can lead to missed diagnoses or inadequate treatment, resulting in further harm to the patient. Patients should feel comfortable expressing their concerns to their healthcare providers, and healthcare professionals have a duty to take those concerns seriously and provide appropriate care.

Seeking legal guidance can help ensure your pursuit for justice and compensation is handled effectively, providing you with the support and advocacy you need.