Going into hospital, the doctors or any medical organisation can be stressful and tiring. But the experience can become even more worrying when you suffer from medical negligence. It is the last thing you need when you are feeling ill, or you have been injured in some way, but unfortunately it does happen relatively often. Do you think you may have suffered from medical malpractice? If so, read through our key advice below, and find out if you could claim for any compensation.
Your Treatment Does Not Work
Put simply, if your condition worsens or does not improve over time because you have received the incorrect treatment, you have suffered from medical negligence. Often, different courses of treatment could be open to you, and if a medical professional has chosen an ineffective treatment over another course of treatment that would have worked well, your pain and suffering will only be prolonged. So, if you feel that this has happened to you, it is always worth running your concerns past a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence to see if you could make a claim.
You Do Not Have Any Follow Up Appointments
It is always important to have follow up appointments to check that your health is back on track after your treatment. If this does not happen and your condition worsens, it may be the case that you have fallen victim to medical malpractice. To make sure that you stay healthy after your treatment, ask if you can receive follow up appointments with your doctor, and always go back to your doctor if your condition deteriorates.
You Are Being Ignored
Unfortunately, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are often so busy and burnt out that they cannot give you the time and treatment you deserve. If you feel like your concerns are being ignored, that certain aspects to your treatment are being rushed or overlooked, or that your symptoms are being ignored, you should always complain and make your thoughts heard.
However, if you are still being ignored after you have spoken about your concerns, and your health deteriorates as a result, you could have fallen victim to severe medical malpractice. In this kind of situation, you should always get in touch with a lawyer to see if you could make a claim against the healthcare organisation that so clearly ignored your concerns.
An Error Has Been Made During Your Surgery
Going into surgery can often be a worrying and stressful experience, but you usually have no choice but to trust your surgeons and anaesthetists if you need an operation. However, if an error occurs in surgery and your health deteriorates as a result, it is likely that you will be entitled to compensation.
Do you think that you may have fallen victim to medical negligence after reading through this article? If this is the case, get in touch with our team today and we will provide you with free, practical advice so you can back on track with your life.