Warning Signs Of Medical Malpractice

Signs of Medical Malpractice

We rely on the judgment of doctors and nurses precisely because they’re experts at what they do. When they make mistakes, it’s not always obvious to untrained eyes. Malpractice often goes overlooked for this very reason.

These red flags might indicate that something suspicious is afoot:

  • Nobody from your care team has followed up with you about test results or a troubling diagnosis.
  • Your doctor discourages you from seeking a second opinion.
  • You haven’t had any tests to confirm the diagnosis or evaluate whether treatment is working.
  • Your doctor doesn’t take your complaints seriously.
  • Your condition has suddenly become dramatically worse despite treatment, or you’re suffering from new injuries or conditions.
  • Your doctor (or the hospital or clinic) is being evasive and won’t give you straight answers.
  • You’re being pressured into accepting a settlement or signing away your rights.

Of course, these signs don’t necessarily mean that something went wrong. It may take digging into your medical records — possibly with the help of an expert in the field — to uncover whether what happened amounts to malpractice.

What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice?

If you suspect you may have been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s always wise to consult with a lawyer. It won’t cost you anything to discuss your situation with an attorney at the Winston-Salem law firm of Hartsoe & Associates, P.C. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your rights. If we think you have a strong case, we can help you pursue answers, compensation and justice.

Learn more about your potential personal injury claim by calling one of our offices in Winston-Salem or Greensboro, North Carolina, at 336-725-1985.